Linus Earl Wagner



Linus Earl Wagner, 74, died at his home in Atalissa on Thursday, March 18.

Visitation was held Monday, March 22, at the Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Liberty. Online condolences may be made to the family at The Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Liberty is caring for Linus’ family.

Linus was born Jan. 22, 1947 in Princeton, Indiana, the son of Lincoln and Edna Wagner. He was a graduate of Fort Branch High School in Fort Branch, Indiana. On March 25, 1996 he was united in marriage to Linda Millage in Barton, Florida.

He had worked for Louis Rich Foods in West Liberty for many years, retiring in 1996, and later worked for Dave Dvorak Farms in West Liberty.

He enjoyed camping, fishing, rabbit hunting with his dog, and having family and friends over to gather around a bonfire. Most important was his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Linda of Atalissa, as well as four children including Karla (Gregorio) Compo of Belleview, Washington; Karin (Bart) Evans of Windham, Iowa; and Joshua Wagner and Bethie (Mike) Honts of Hills. Three sisters also survive including Dinana “Dina” Roth, Marilyn Mills and Gayle Rostron. Six grandchildren and four great grandchildren also survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents, as well as seven siblings including Paul, Richard, Emma, Marcella, Dennis, Barbara and Joyce.