Lemley Chapel
Serving Sedro-Woolley &
All of Skagit County Since 1935
1008 Third Street
Sedro-Woolley, WA
John S. Wagner Memorial
John S. Wagner Memorial

John S. Wagner

John S. Wagner

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

John S. Wagner, age 83, of Sedro-Woolley, passed away February 20, 2019 at home.  He was born January 3, 1936 in Maryville, Missouri to Charles and Marie (Kissinger) Wagner.

John proudly served in the U.S. Army, retiring from the Army National Guard as a Major.  He worked 38 years as a manager for Boeing, retiring in 1994.  He was a member of the Boeing Management Association and the Bremerton Elks Club.  John’s passions were hunting, fishing and being outdoors with many dear friends.

John is survived by his wife, Diane; sons, Eric (Nina) Wagner, of Kingston, WA and Leif (Katie) Wagner, of Bremerton, WA; step-daughter, Shannon Pearson, of Seattle, WA; grandchildren, Ashley, Austin, Cole and Hunter Wagner; sisters, Margie Fagen and Betty Clark; numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Donald Wagner.

Please share your memories of John and sign the online guest register.


  • Terry Fagan

    Diane, Eric, Leif, Shannon, and those down stream. I just received word this afternoon(03-11-19), I am so very sorry for your loss, Uncle John was a good man. I always looked up to him for his Outdoor Abilities. In my early teens he took me deer hunting out in Belfair. We were moving up a side-hill and he grabbed a branch then jumped on a downed log to get around a stump…I then grabbed the same branch and jumped on the log, which I promptly slipped off of and down on my ass. He looked down and asked if I was ok I said yes then he grinned and lifted his boot, he had calks on!! GOD Speed and Good Hunting. Terry Fagan

  • Bobbi Jo Drysdale

    John was such a fun person to be around, he always had a hilarious tall tale to tell. I am happy to have met him.

  • Jeremy and Kaylee Scott

    John and Diane were our neighbors for a few years, not long enough tho. They treated us like family, especially our young son. John will be very missed. Diane, we miss & love you so much. You guys will forever be our neighbors

  • 1SG Dusty Coody (Retired)

    I served under the Major when I was in the National Guard. By far he was one one of my favorite Company Commanders. He was honest, fair and displayed a a tremendous amount of integrity. And individual with the poise you could look up to. A true soldiers soldier. Like most retired soldiers we tend to loose track of where they are or what they are doing. I’m so very sorry for your loss but maybe knowing John made a difference will help ease the pain. God speed john. I’m sure you will be missed by your family and all those you have grown close to over the years. God bless you and your family.