Tom Wagner, 86

Thomas Perry Wagner, age 86, of Three Rivers, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2015 at Bronson Hospital. He was born on May 21, 1928, to the late Ora and Bessie (King) Wagner. Tom graduated from Constantine High School in 1946 and attended Michigan State University. On October 2, 1948, he married Wilma Etzcorn in Constantine. She preceded him in death on December 26, 2001. Tom owned and operated Tom Wagner Insurance Agency in Constantine for over 40 years. Tom was a true Midwesterner – hard-working, principled, resourceful, and dedicated to his community and especially to his family. He loved the outdoors and everything associated with nature – lakes, beaches, forests, and the quiet moments that time spent outdoors provided him. After living a full life, his family is grateful that he is at peace.

He is survived by his daughters Brenda Wagner of Dowagiac and Barbara Wagner of Los Angeles, CA; grandchildren Eric Wagner and Alex Wagner; and daughter-in-law Renee Wagner. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and sons Bruce and Steven Wagner.

Relatives and friends will be received on Sunday, May 17th from 1:30-3:00pm at the Messiah Lutheran Church in Constantine where religious services will be held at 3:00pm. Pastor Dennis Smith will officiate. Interment will be a Constantine Township Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Constantine Food Pantry. Arrangements were entrusted to Eley Funeral Homes, Constantine. Online condolences may be left for the family at

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