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Ohio horseman Rich Wagers, 77, dies

February 27, 2020

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Richard “Rich” Allen Wagers, age 77, passed away at Stein Hospice of Sandusky, OH on Sunday (Feb. 23). Mr. Wagers was born to the late Alvin and Dorothy “Boyce” Wagers June 8, 1942 in Millersburg, OH. Mr. Wagers and Martha “Miner” Wagers have been married 59 years – June 25, 1960, is their anniversary date.

Mr. Wagers worked as a manager of Pickwick Farms for many years. He loved training and working with racehorses. He was a member of the United States Trotting Association. He was also a member of Moreland Methodist Church. He enjoyed watching Ohio sports teams, specifically the Cleveland Browns, Ohio State Buckeyes, Cleveland Indians, and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Mr. Wagers is survived by wife Martha Wagers; children Tina (Mike) Snyder, Mark (Ellen) Wagers, and Daniel (Stephanie) Wagers; grandchildren, Chris, David (Shelby), Marc (Rebekah), Andy (Samantha), Isabella, and Josie; and six great-grandchildren; sisters, Jenny Wagers, Marilyn (Ivan) Ott, and Karen (Homer) Sidle, as well as several nieces and nephews. Mr. Wagers was preceded in death by his parents, sister Elizabeth Wagers, Kay Franks, and brother Gary Wagers.

The family will be receiving friends and family Wednesday (Mar. 4), at Munz-Pirnstill Funeral Home from 1 – 3 p.m. There will be a service following the visiting hours at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made through the funeral home. Moments of remembrance may be left online at www.munzpirnstill.com


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