Wagner, Leonard John 'Leon'

Wagner, Leonard John ‘Leon’ -

Passed away peacefully after a short illness in Mildura on October 16, 2019 aged 73 years. Dearly loved husband of Kay. Loved father and father in law of Adrian and Camille, Annette and Neil. Cherished Grandad of Ethan and Flynn; William and Charlotte.

Loved son of Stan and Allie (both dec). Loving brother and brother in law of Marian and Des Tobin; Keith and Marion; Ivan and Jenny Farrell, Jen Farrell and Mark Trounce and cherished uncle to all their families.

     ‘He will be greatly missed, a generous hearted community minded man’

 Wagner, Leonard John ‘Leon’ -

Family and friends of the late Mr. Leon Wagner are respectfully informed that his Memorial Mass will be celebrated at the Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Merbein on Thursday October 24, 2019 at 10.00am.


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  • Helen Stagg

    Fond memories of a generous big-hearted man with a happy smile and warm personality. We enjoyed a yarn and a camp oven or two with Leon over the years. Deepest sympathy to Kay and all of Leon’s family.

  • Chris Veenstra

    We were sad to hear of Captain Leon Wagner’s passing. We have fond memories of his camp oven dinners (especially the vegie bush pudding – thanks for the recipe!) and cruising on the River Murray. Chris & Anna Veenstra

  • Mannum Dock Museum River of History

    Dear Kay and family,
    Leon’s passion for Heritage vessels was unwavering.
    He continued to support the future of heritage vessels especially the Ruby throughout his life as a Riverboat Captain.
    Everyone who worked with him loved him and his infectious and vibrant personality connected us all on the river.
    from Mannum Dock Museum and Council of Inland Rivers Association,

  • Marlene Beckmann

    Deepest sympathy to you and all the family at this very sad time.
    Love to all from Marlene Beckmann

  • Bev and Allan Morgan

    Dear Kay and family. Our deepest sympathies to all your family. It will never be the same without Leon. We have had many good times over the years and he will be sadly missed by us and many more. Take care, I’m sure he is stocking up the fires ready for the Camp Oven Meals in heaven. lots of love Bev and Allan Morgan and families.