2017-08-13 / Obituaries


ROBERT VANWAGNER, of Owosso, formerly of New Lothrop, 59, passed away on Sunday, August 6, 2017. Robert was born on September 14, 1957 to Clarence and Willah Jo (Lare) VanWagner in Flint. During his life, he worked for the American Red Cross and DJ Recycling Center. He enjoyed bowling. He read the newspaper every day, and he was a big sports fan, especially of the Detroit Tigers.

Robert is survived by his parents, Clarence and Willah Jo VanWagner; his siblings, William (Janice) VanWagner, Dan (Pam) VanWagner, Scott (Lynn) VanWagner, James (Kaylene) VanWagner, Shawn VanWagner, Shannon Lehr (Bill Craig), and Craig (Gina) VanWagner; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his grandparents.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at the New Lothrop Church of the Nazarene, with Pastor Paul Bradshaw officiating. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Shiawassee Community Mental Health or to a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.nelson-house.com.

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