Mark A. Wagner, 42, passed away, Tuesday, June 19

Mark A. Wagner, 42, of St. Joseph, passed away, Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held 11:00 A.M. Saturday, June 23 at Scottdale United Methodist Church, 4271 Scottdale Rd., St. Joseph, with Rev. Terry Schneider officiating.  Burial will follow at Spring Run Cemetery in Scottdale.  Friends may visit with the family from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. Friday at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph.  Memorial donations in Mark’s name may be made to the Royalton Township Fire Department.  Those wishing to sign Mark’s Memory Book online may do so at

Mark was born January 1, 1976 in St. Joseph to Ronald Sr. & Nancy (Benson) Wagner.  He graduated from St. Joseph High School, Class of 1994.  Mark was employed as a truck driver for several area businesses over his career.  Mark was an avid racer.  He built his own engines and race cars, using only Ford products when everyone else was doing otherwise.  His persistence paid off when he won the championship at Hartford Motor Speedway three different years.  He also participated at several other speedways as well.  Mark was always willing to help others with their cars, either with parts or his expertise.  When he wasn’t working or racing, you would find him every fall in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, deer hunting with his family & friends.

Mark is survived by his parents-Ron & Nancy Wagner of St. Joseph; his brother Ronald Wagner, Jr. of St. Joseph; his sister Amy Wagner of Coloma; and other extended family & friends too numerous to mention.  He was preceded in death by his grandparents.

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