Forest L. Wagner, 75, of Tionesta passed away unexpectedly Monday, September 12, 2016 at the Clarion Hospital.
Born on January 14, 1941 on the Wagner Homestead and he was the son of Cecil C. and Alma Carll Wagner.
Forest attended the Shriver School and West Forest High School. He was a member of the local 4H club with many of his cousins and neighbors. He was also a member of the FFA.
He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Venus.
Forest was a dairy farmer in Red Brush area but always dreamed of seeing the United States. In 1989 he attended truck driving school so that he could see the country. His family members took bets that he would be home within 6 weeks but he went on to enjoy a 25 year driving career and logged over 2 million accident free miles.
After he retired from long hauls, Forest worked for Long Acres Potato Farm driving grain trucks and plowing fields.
Forest married Nancy Rhoades in July 1968 and she preceded him in death in April 2015. He is survived by his children Jodie Ellison and her husband Jim of Royal Oak, MI; and Stephen Wagner and his wife Jayme of Red Brush. Also surviving are five grandchildren, and a sister Doris Mills of Lake Lucy. Later in life Forest was remarried to Beverly Sorensen Wagner who also survives.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother Delbert Wagner and a sister Donna Thompson.
Friends will be received at the Faller Funeral Home, Inc. in Fryburg on Thursday, September 15, 2016 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm.
Funeral service will be held at Faller Funeral Home, Inc. in Fryburg on Friday, September 16, 2016 at 10am, with Rev. John A. Wood, Pastor of Faith Lutheran Church presiding.
Interment will be in the Venus Cemetery following the service.
Please visit www.fallerfuneralhome.com to share your memories and photos and offer your condolences.