Dad
Donald Lee Wagner
  • 66 years old
  • Date of birth: Dec 12, 1945
  • Place of birth:
    Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Date of passing: Sep 12, 2012
  • Place of passing:
    Leechburg, Pennsylvania, United States
In honor of Donald Lee Wagner. Please share your loving memories as a witness to who our Dad was to you. Son, Brother, Husband, Dad, Grandpa, Mr. Wagner, or friend.

Donald Lee Wagner, 66, of Allegheny Township, unexpectedly went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. Born Dec. 12, 1945, in Natrona Heights, he was the son of the late Leo J. and Florence B (Koedel) Wagner. He is survived by his loving wife of 17 years, Kathleen Ann (Deroy) Wagner; beloved father of Michael Todd Wagner, of Arnold, Jason Lee Wagner, of Hyde Park, Erin Lee Wagner-Haggerty (Robert Haggerty), of Allegheny Township, and Keri Lynn Wagner-MacNeil, of Winnabow, N.C.; precious grandfather of Kintessa Andraia Wagner, Jaden Lee Wagner, Cody Vincent Franklin, Seth Thompson Wagner and Alexandra Lee Rado; and loyal brother to Howard Wagner (Suzanne Thomson), of Fombell, and Nancy Wagner, of Fawn Township. He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant brother, Harold David Wagner. He was a graduate of both Har-Brack Union High School and California University of Pennsylvania. He was a primary organizer of past Har-Brack High School reunions and was in the process of working on the 50th class reunion plan for 2013. He was a retired industrial arts teacher at Burrell School District. For anyone who knew Don, knew him for his strong work ethic and his incredible talents as a craftsman. You could always find Don bringing his talents to new endeavors, lending a helping hand to his many friends or tinkering around and about. He was a devoted family man whose love was always unconditional. He was an active member and a past elder of Allegheny Presbyterian Church. Don will be deeply missed by many. Your memories will be cherished forever in our hearts. Rest in Peace, Don, Dad and Grandpa. We love you!

Family suggest contributions to Habitat For Humanity, 1172 Industrial Blvd., New Kensington, PA 15068.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Keri Henderson on 12th September 2016

"Today is another year that represents the celebration of dad's life.  Each year that passes is a moment closer to eternity in heaven when we will get to see each other again.  All of the wonderful memories are still as vivid as though they just happened yesterday.  Still missing you on this side of heaven.... but encouraged by the hope and promise that you are in the midst of Jesus!!  Forever missed & forever loved Dad!!!"

This tribute was added by Keri Henderson on 25th December 2015

"Merry Christmas Dad!!!  I love you so much.  I know you are rejoicing in heaven on this Christmas day!  May Christ bring joy and healing to all of our hearts on this special day that you loved so much!!!  Thank you Jesus that we will all be family again in heaven!!!  Missing you and rejoicing in the hope of eternity & the everlasting memories we have shared."

This tribute was added by jason wagner on 12th December 2015

"Happy Birthday, Dad. I thought about you all day. I always thought you'd be around for a long time. I miss you so much and I love you, Dad. Alex and I are going out to eat in your memory."

This tribute was added by Keri Henderson on 12th September 2015

"3 years today but feels like forever since I got to talk to you and see you.  So many things this year that I wish you were here for, but I know you are watching from heaven.  You were always so supportive and your love unconditional.  The heart of a father, forgiving and unfailing and willing to love us right where we are and always there when we needed you.  Thank you God for getting us through the last 3 years.  Loving you forever and awaiting our reunion in the Lord's house!!!  I know it is not much longer!!!!  Love your Keri Berry!"

This tribute was added by Keri Henderson on 22nd April 2015

"Dad - just thinking of you and missing you dearly.  I wish you were here so I could share what is going on in my life with you.  You were always so solid and there when I needed you.  I love you and can't wait to see you again!!!"

This tribute was added by jason wagner on 12th December 2014

"Happy Birthday. I love you, Dad."

This tribute was added by Keri Henderson on 12th December 2014

"Happy Birthday dad!!!  Although the pain has not passed, I am able to rejoice today knowing that you are sitting in heaven looking down.  We all make wrong choices and mistakes in life, but the sweet love and conviction of the Lord allows us to put the past in the past, forgive and walk in the fullness of his joy.  Today I choose to walk in the fullness of his joy in celebration of your life.  Thank you dad for continuing to watch over all of us and demonstrate how to persevere and live in peace.  I love you and cannot wait to see you in heaven!!!  Miss you but my spirit rejoices with you!!!"

This tribute was added by Keri Henderson on 12th September 2014

"Dad - two years ago today was the worst day of my life.  Although the Lord has given me strength to carry on, the pain is still very fresh, and the wounds have yet to heal.  The enemy keeps trying to open them up and pour salt on them.  I will stand strong and know the God is on the throne and any plan of the enemy will NOT prosper in Jesus mighty name!  I pray that your legacy will be honored. I know that this suffering is temporary and I look forward to the eternity we will get to spend together in the kingdom of heaven.  Until I join you, just know I will keep fighting, keep standing up when I am knocked down, keep cherishing our time and memories, and always keep my focus on the prize.... my salvation in Jesus!!!  I love you daddy duck and just wish I could have one hug!  Loving and missing you every second.... your daughter... Keri Berry"

This tribute was added by jason wagner on 11th September 2014

"Dad, Two years ago we lost someone who can never be replaced. We gained a pain that can never be soothed. We entered a club that no one wants to be a member of. You and your leadership are missed more than words can explain. I love you and I will honor who you are until the day we meet again."

This tribute was added by jason wagner on 16th June 2014

"Dad,
It seems like just yesterday we were making silly Father's Day cards for you, and now you are gone. We lost you, the patriarch of our family, and we've somehow lost your direction: the honesty and fairness that you lived your life by. Know that, even though you are not here with us Dad, I will continue to honor you on Father's Day, honor your wishes, and do my best to live my own life in a way that will make you proud of me. I also hope that someday I will be the hero, father, and leader to Alex that you were and always will be to me. I love you Dad and I miss you more than words can explain. Happy Father's Day, Dad!!!!"

This tribute was added by Keri Henderson on 15th June 2014

"Happy Father's Day to the man who loved me regardless of my imperfections.  You will always have one of the most special places in my heart dad.  I miss you so very much and pray that God will give all of us the strength to get through this day and that happy memories will flood our minds of the dedication and love that you poured out to us over the years.  You truly would have done anything for your children and I feel blessed for all you taught me dad.  Please keep watching over us. Until I get sent to heaven.... know I love you and miss you dad!  Love - Keri Berry"

This tribute was added by Keri Henderson on 28th May 2014

"Dad - I pray that God sends the spirit of truth to be released over our family and that there will be no more lies, deception, or hurt and that your wishes will be fulfilled in the name of Jesus.  I pray that hearts are convicted and that Jesus will heal all hearts involved and your will be done in Jesus name.  I miss you and love you Dad!  I know you would not want any of us to have troubled hearts.  So I claim restoration, joy, honor, gentleness, kindness, peace, hope, faith, and love!!!  Amen!"

This tribute was added by jason wagner on 25th December 2013

"Dad,
You are missed every single day but especially today. You have always been "Santa" to us in so many different ways. Your spirit and memories are eternal and today we celebrate that. Christmas will never be the same without you, as I am sure Heaven will never be the same now that you are there. I love you Dad and thank you for all the wonderful Christmas memories and for showing us the TRUE meaning of Christmas! Please continue to look after your precious grandchildren. You are now their angel."

This tribute was added by Keri Henderson on 25th December 2013

"Merry Christmas Dad and Happy Birthday Jesus!  I hope you are able to watch over all of your grandchildren as each of them celebrates Christmas today.  You always made Christmas so special for all of us.  Your traditions and giving spirit all live within each of us.  I hope you are smiling down with your heavenly joy!  Give Jesus a birthday hug for me!  Love you and miss you so very much!  Love the one you always let walk first in line on Christmas morning!  XOXO"

This tribute was added by jason wagner on 12th December 2013

"Hi Dad. Happy Birthday. I would give anything to be able to go to the Outback Steakhouse and enjoy another birthday dinner with you. We miss you every day and will celebrate your birth today and all of the wonderful memories that we have. I love you, Dad!"

This tribute was added by Keri Henderson on 12th December 2013

"Happy Birthday Dad!  I love you and miss you so very much!  I am sure there is a celebration feast in heaven today that you are enjoying!  Today will be a day that I will always celebrate and praise God for the gift of life and the years that he blessed you and our family with.  I love you and will see you soon!"

This tribute was added by Kathleen Wagner on 12th December 2013

"Hi, honey-Happy Birthday.  I miss your loving care and so does your house!"

This tribute was added by jason wagner on 12th September 2013

"Dad- On this twelfth day of September, all the good memories we will remember. I miss you more than I can explain in words. Every sunrise, every tool, every chicken wing, the mention of a coupon, every holiday, every celebration and every sadness is a reminder of the man who molded my life. Thank you for who you were to ALL of us.
Love, Jason"

This tribute was added by Keri Henderson on 12th September 2013

"Today is 1 year since you left to go home to your Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ. I awoke this morning w/ sorrow in my heart, the Lord spoke to me & reminded me of His word.  To be absent from the body is to be present w/ the Lord. Better is one day in His house, better is one day in His courts than a thousand elsewhere. Though my my flesh is sad, my spirit knows you are in eternal glory. <3"

This tribute was added by Keri Henderson on 16th June 2013

"Happy Father's Day!  Today is difficult, Father's Day and my birthday. So many times over the years we shared my birthday and Father's Day.  I know you would be proud because I have coupons for my birthday dinner :)  I will be celebrating today and rejoicing in the blessing the heavenly Father gave me, 66 years of a talented, hard-working, strong, and loving earthly Father. I love you Dad!"

This tribute was added by jason wagner on 13th May 2013

"(Continued) So many times when I forget I reach for my phone, only to realize that you are not home. When I pick up a hammer or pray on my knees, its easy to remember that you're a large part of me. So when I'm in pain or feeling alone, I try to remember that you really are "Home." I love you and miss you Dad more than any words could ever express."

This tribute was added by jason wagner on 13th May 2013

"Dad,
Not a second has gone by that you were not on my mind. A good friend and good advice is not easy to find.The distance will not keep us apart. As far off as you are, you are still in my heart.When I think of you, it's impossible not to cry.When I'm feeling weak, I just look to the sky."

This tribute was added by Kintessa Wagner on 11th May 2013

"Even though it felt great to graduate yesterday, it was not the same without you Grandpa. Even though I know you were there in spirit it still wasn't the same. I know that know matter what you are and will always be proud of me. Thank you for always wanting the best for me and thank you for watching over me. I love you Grandpa, and i miss you dearly."

This tribute was added by Keri Henderson on 10th May 2013

"Kintessa's college graduation from BCC with her AA degree, it was very difficult for us, but I know you were there in spirit.  I know you are and will always be proud of your chicken bone.  All I could think about is what you would have said or how you would be smiling with pride.  You are missed more and more every day dad.  I love you and thank you for watching over Kintessa."

This tribute was added by Keri Henderson on 31st March 2013

"Happy Easter Dad!  I know you were watching over and snickering when you saw where I hid Cody's Easter Basket :) I know you are proud of your chicken bone working on Easter Day!  I bet heaven is rejoicing today.  We will be celebrating the gift of Jesus Christ today along with you.  I miss you and love you dad!  Keep watching over us and ask the spirit of truth to be loosed over us! <3 <3"

This tribute was added by Keri Henderson on 25th December 2012

"Merry Christmas Daddy Duck!  I am thinking about the 4 of us lined up in the hallway waiting for you to set up the video camera :) It seems like it was only yesterday.  I know you are watching over all your grandchildren as they celebrate Christmas.  It will never be the same without you, but I have peace knowing you are celebrating Jesus birthday with the King of Kings himself! I love you"

This tribute was added by Agnes Walker on 12th December 2012

"Happy Birthday Don. You are greatly missed, but special memories and your spirit live on in each of us who had the privilege of sharing part of this life with you. Please continue to give Kathy and your family strength to get through these difficult days."

This tribute was added by Howard Wagner on 12th December 2012

"Happy Birthday Don,
      Watch over Kathy and your kids,they need you.
Miss You,
Howd"

This tribute was added by Kintessa Wagner on 12th December 2012

"Happy Birthday Grandpa. Not a day goes by that you dont cross my mind. I miss you so much, and if i could bring you back here, i would. I know that you are in a better and safe place, and that brings me more comfort than you know. I know that you are watching over me and you will always be protecting me. I love you. I love you. I love you. <3 Your One and Only Chicken Bone"

This tribute was added by Keri Henderson on 12th December 2012

"Happy Birthday Dad! I know you would not want any of us to be sad, but instead to be full of joy in celebration of your life.  Still I find it difficult just to write this tribute.  A part of you continues to live inside each and everyone of us and you will NEVER be forgotten here, only forever missed!  I love you Dad and looking forward to our reunion."

This tribute was added by Kathleen Wagner on 12th December 2012

"Happy Birthday, my love.  

We all believe you're having the best one ever with your parents, Jenny, Pete and the others who have left us.  Please keep watching over us and guiding our steps till we see you again."

This tribute was added by Keri Henderson on 22nd November 2012

"Happy Thanksgiving Dad! I know you are watching down from heaven and God is sending his angelic angels to surround us with peace and love today and everyday! I miss you Dad.  I hope you are enjoying feasting with the Lord today. I will see you soon.  My heart and soul desire for that day to come. Until then XOXOXO I love you so much!"

This tribute was added by Keri Henderson on 3rd November 2012

"Days, weeks, and now months have passed since your departure, but still the pain in my heart is not passing.  Dad I miss you so very much.  Please keep watching over Kathy, she needs you now more than ever."

This tribute was added by Keri Henderson on 6th October 2012

"My days and nights are full of so many loving and happy memories of "Daddy Duck".  I know you are sitting at the right hand of Jesus watching over me and giving me the peace, strength, and comfort I need to get through.  Missing you so much it hurts and loving you always!  XOXO Keri Berry XOXO"

This tribute was added by Kintessa Wagner on 30th September 2012

"Grandpa,
I miss you more than ever. A few days ago, I was having a really rough day and all I wanted to do was call you. Because I know you would always tell me things with 100% love behind it. I had 18 years of amazing memories with you but I just wish I could've had more. I can't wait to see you again. I LOVE YOU. -Chicken Bone❤"

This tribute was added by Keri Henderson on 29th September 2012

"Dad,

I set up this website dedicated to you.  I thought it was appropriate since we set up your Harbrack site together.  Although we were not able to do this one together,  I know you were watching over my shoulder as I cried and typed.  I love you so much and miss you dearly!  XOXO"


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