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A Father That Died Too Young
Mark Eugene Wager passed away peacefully in his sleep on September 5, 2021, in Apache Junction, Arizona. He was 60 years old.
Mark was born May 9, 1961, in Moline, Illinois. In 1971 the Wagers moved from Illinois to Arizona. In 1979 Mark graduated from Mountain View High School in Mesa, AZ.
As an enthusiastic outdoorsman Mark loved to hunt and fish. He made a career in truck driving as well as owning a bread route in Arizona. Mark’s love for Barbara Jane Gravel lead to their marriage in 1986. In 1987 they welcomed son Kyle Eugene Wager into the world, and in 1993 welcomed their second son Brett Lawrence Wager into the world. Mark and Barbara were married for 23 years before separating.
Mark is survived by his loving parents; Wendell Allen Wager and Dolores Ruth Wager; sister and brother-in-law, Sherri Ann (Wager) Pierce and Craig DeWayne Pierce; children, Kyle Eugene Wager and daughter-in-law Raquel Rae Wager, Brett Lawrence Wager; Grandson, Kyler Lawrence Wager; Cousin, Matthew Ray Clausen; and niece, Madison Danielle Pierce.
The funeral service will be at Pilgrim Lutheran Church 3257 East University Drive, Mesa, Arizona Saturday, September 18, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. There will be a celebration of life following the service at Mi Amigos Mesa 1264 S Gilbert Road, Mesa, AZ 85204. The family will be there to welcome friends and family.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to Arizona Game and Fish or the COPD Foundation in his name.