Wagner, Arden "Jim" James

Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Visitation Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM

Service Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Green Mound Cemetery, Lonedell, MO

Memorials / Donations:
May be made to Green Mound Cemetery, St. Clair, MO


Arden James Wagner, known to all as Jim, of St. Clair, MO, departed this life in Creve Coeur, MO, on May 3, 2019, having reached the age of sixty-five years, five months and three days. Jim was born in St. Clair on November 30, 1953, son of Howard James Wagner and Bonnie Marie Wagner nee Bever.

Jim is survived by his sister, Bonnie Hemmann and husband, David, of Sullivan, MO; by his nephews, Robert Hemmann and wife, Christina, of Salem, MO, Dustin Hemmann and wife, Nicole, of St. Clair, MO and Gregory Hemmann and girlfriend, McKenna Andrews, of Columbia, MO; by his great-nephews, Konnor, Alex and Joey; by his great-niece, Kennedy; and by his aunt, Danita Bever, of Sullivan.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Bonnie Wagner.

Jim was a Christian and member of Green Mound Baptist Church in St. Clair, MO. During his working career he was employed in the maintenance department of the St. Clair R-13 School District, serving the district for about twenty years. Jim was an outdoorsman at heart and loved spending time on his property operating his tractors and equipment. In past years he enjoyed fishing and hunting. He especially enjoyed the companionship of his pet Beagle “Butch”. Although he had no children of his own, he cherished the time he spent with his nephews and their families. The love they shared and many precious memories they created will live on in their hearts forever.

A kind and loving brother, brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle, nephew, cousin and treasured friend, he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved him.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO, with the Rev. Herman McMullin officiating. Interment was in Green Mound Cemetery in St. Clair. Memorials may be made to Green Mound Cemetery.