June 30, 1938 - September 17, 2020
William Larry Wagner, 82, of Kingsley passed away September 17, 2020. He was born on June 30, 1938 to the late Frank and Nora (Nickerson) Wagner in Grawn, Michigan. Larry (known by many) loved to farm as a child. He took that love and went to Michigan State University and graduated with an Agricultural Associates degree. He returned to Northern Michigan where he worked at Herkner’s Orchards on Old Mission Peninsula. He purchased a dairy farm in 1966, which came to be known as Windy Knoll Farms in the Hannah, Michigan area. After 25 years, he sold the dairy cows to purchase and raise Texas Longhorn cattle. We can’t forget his beloved Jack & John, his draft horse team. He loved to harness them up give rides and participate in local parades. Even though farming was his true passion, Larry worked for Quality Farm & Fleet and Tractor Supply Company for over 20 years, known for his recognizable chuckle and willingness to help everyone. His family and his farm is his proudest accomplishments. Larry’s hard work did not go unnoticed and was honored as “Farmer of the Week” by Michigan Farm Radio. Larry was very active in the Kingsley community; he was the President of the Northwest Michigan 4-H Livestock Council, a board member for Northwest Michigan Farmers Insurance, a board member for the Farmers Home Administration, and a board member for Kingsley Public schools. He will be greatly missed by many. Larry will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 60 years Kay Ann (Nash), children: William (Terri) Wagner of Mooreland, Indiana; Thomas Wagner of Houston; Texas, Gerald (Kim) Wagner of Chelsea, Michigan; he has 8 grand children and 2 great-grandchildren. A celebration of life for William will be held next summer on the family farm. Arrangements have been entrusted to Kalkaska Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
William Larry Wagner, 82, of Kingsley passed away September 17, 2020. He was born on June 30, 1938 to the late Frank and Nora (Nickerson) Wagner in Grawn, Michigan. Larry (known by many) loved to farm as a child. He took that love and went... View Obituary & Service Information
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