Lester's Story

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Lester A. Wagner, Jr. of Sanborn, NY, passed away on Thursday, July 13, 2017, at his home. He was born in Niagara Falls, NY on July 17, 1927, the son of the late Lester A. and Rose (Koithan) Wagner, Sr.
Les graduated from LaSalle High School in 1944 and grew up on the family farm in Sanborn. In 1967, he opened Wagner's Farm & Market, where they sold his apples and locally grown produce. The market is celebrating it's 50th anniversary this year. He was an active member in the Sanborn Jaycee's, the Sanborn Lion's Club, the Farm Bureau and the Cornell Cooperative Extension. Les enjoyed sailing, water and snow skiing and traveling through out the world, with his wife Sally.
He was the husband of 57 years to the late Sally P. (Peard) Wagner, who passed away on April 2, 2015. Les is survived by two sons, Lester A. (Valerie) Wagner III and Peter J. (Tammy) Wagner; two daughters, Amy E. (Ricky) Winkelmann and Wendy R. (Dale Walck) Hiddie; ten grandchildren, Larissa, Rhianna (Ryan) Brown, Lester IV, Taylor, Sarah, Ryan (fiance' Andrea), Troy, Jillian, Derek and Brendon (fiance' Casey); his brother-in-law, Francois (late Kathryn) Petot; also many nieces and nephews. He was the father of the late William; and brother of the late Glee (Robert) Treichler.
His family will be present on Sunday from 1-5 PM at the RHONEY FUNERAL HOME, 5893 Hoover Road, SANBORN, NY, where funeral services will be held at 5:00 PM. Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials may be made in his name to the Sanborn Historical Society.
Inurnment in Wheatfield Cemetery, Town of Wheatfield, NY.
Visit rhoneyfuneralhome.com for guest register.
Published on July 15, 2017
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