Robert “Bob” Wagg

Robert “Bob” Eugene Wagg, 94, of Falls City, NE, peacefully went to his eternal home February 26, 2022 in Kansas City. He was born November, 24, 1927 at his home in Trego County, Kansas.

Bob was born and raised on the family farm in Trego County, KS. Bob lost his father when he was eight years old.  He graduated from Ellis High School in 1945. Later he worked the family farm and drove a supply truck for the oil fields. Bob was united in marriage to Doris A. Armbruster on March 19, 1954 in Ellis, KS. The couple returned to the family farm and to their union they had six children. Bob drove a fuel truck for Schreiners in Ogallah, KS. The family moved to Ogallah to a home with running water and indoor toilets. Bob had a career with the Ogallah CO-OP where he delivered gas, worked the service station and the grain elevator. The family moved to Hoxie, KS, where he continued his career with the CO-OP, in Rexford, KS. In 1990 Bob retired and moved to Falls City, NE. He spent the 32 years of retirement doing what he did best – working. He worked with his daughter Judy Herbster and her husband Charles W. on the Carico family farm.

On the farm, Bob performed numerous jobs, but his favorite part, of his daily tasks, was watering cattle and building, fixing and maintaining the electric fences. The best part of Bob’s day was watching the sun rise and just being part of the farm family. Bob was not only a hard worker, he was man among men – kind, caring, respected. Throughout his life and to his last breath, Bob’s quiet spirit had a powerful impact on the lives he touched. 

Bob is survived by his daughter Sandy Schaben her husband Jim and their children and grandchildren: Amy and Don Blaser (Macy, Kolby, and Lexi), Amanda and Mark Schwarz (Madison and Cameron), Aaron and Jenna Schaben (Madden and Linden); his son Duane Wagg and his daughter Tamara Perez and her husband Charlie (Aden, Alissa, and Adam); his daughter Anna Cooper and her husband Mark and their children (Samantha and Austin Cauthon, Alex and Rachel Cooper, and Eli Cooper); his daughter Sherri Willgohs and her husband Dan. 

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, sister and brother, and two daughters Jeanne his infant daughter, and Judy Herbster.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Dorr and Clark Funeral Home. A family graveside service will be held at a later date in Ellis, KS.

There will be no viewing. In lieu of flowers, memorials will be given to the Judith A. Herbster Foundation.

To protect immune sensitive family members, if you have recently been exposed to Covid, the Flu, or any respiratory illnesses, please join us to celebrate Bob’s life through Dorr and Clark’s Facebook live instead of attending in person.

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