Gerald Walter 'Jerry' Van Wagner

Nov 3, 1931 - Jan 30, 2013


A Memorial Service for Gerald Walter “Jerry” Van Wagner will be conducted at Centerpoint Community Church, 515 Sunrise Ave., Roseville, CA 95661 on Wednesday February 6th at 1pm. Jerry, loving husband, father and brother passed away at home with family around him on January 30, 2013. Jerry was born November 3, 1931 in the Bronx, New York, the only child of Walter and Grace Van Wagner. He was blessed with four half Brothers and Sisters. In 1953 he married the former Loretta Bartch of St. Joseph, Missouri. They have five children, Carol Lynn Epp, Deborah Deas, Gerald (Jed) Van Wagner Jr., Penny Sue Ivanovich and Scott Van Wagner. Among them were 12 Grandchildren and 9 Great Grandchildren. Jerry served in the United States Army for twenty years rising from Recruit to Major. He fought in Korea and Viet Nam. Among his many decorations were the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, and the Bronze Star for Valor. He was an active Mason for over 50 years and a strong supporter of Scouting and he served on the Executive Board of Three Scout Councils and as President of one. He was the Emergency Management Director for Webster County Missouri and a Fire Department Medical First Responder prior to becoming a volunteer with the Rocklin California Police Department. He was also a Rotarian for over 30 years and was very community minded. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Memorial contributions should be made to your favorite charity.


  • Trisha Van Wagner says:

    I wish that I could have spent more time with Uncle Jerry, but the few memories that I have of him are filled with love and laughter. He was a sweet and loving man and I am so happy to be related to and inspired by such a passionate and energetic person. Love, Trisha

  • Kimberly VanWagner says:

    We feel so lucky that Uncle Jerry was able to enjoy our wedding in New Orleans in 2009 and that we were able to enjoy his company for the weekend. He was a kind man devoted to his family and he will be missed. Love, Kim and Brian

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