WAGNER, Ralph "Muggsy," 79, formerly of Weirton, passed away peacefully at his home on May 13, 2013.
Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday at McLaren's Chapel in West Des Moines with burial at Resthaven Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Ralph was born Oct. 31, 1933, in Weirton, West Virginia and graduated from Weir High School in Weirton in 1951. He then served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956. Ralph was employed at National Steel from 1951 to 1987 and HUD from 1988 to 2008. He was a member of Hyperion Field Club for many years. Ralph enjoyed golfing, bowling, and cooking. Many family and friends considered him to be a gourmet cook.
Ralph is survived by his wife, Patty Rees Wagner; granddaughter, Stephanie Vance; sisters, Joyce D'agostino and Pearl Rossy; and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his daughter, Melanie Vance; parents, Clark and Sylvia Mae Wagner; brothers, Rosemon, Allie and Edgar Wagner; and sister, Leona Kelly.
The family would like to thank the staff of UnityPoint for all the care given to Ralph and his family.
Memorial contributions may be directed to UnityPoint at Home Hospice, 11333 Aurora Ave. Urbandale, IA 50322.
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