It is with great love and sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Reinold Wagner, a loving husband, Dad, Grandpa, brother, uncle and friend, on September 26, 2018 at the age of 85 years.
Reinold was born at Rush Lake, SK on August 31, 1933 to parents Wilhelm and Kataryna (Backer) Wagner. He was raised on the farm as the youngest of 5 children. Reinold completed his education at Centre Spring School, Rush Lake District and Swift Current Collegiate. After completing his Grade 12, Reinold, along with his brother Victor, joined the CP Railway as part of the painting crew. In 1954, Reinold joined the SaskTel family, working his way up to a cableman, until his retirement in 1991.
Blessings were abundant when Reinold met the love of his life, Joyce Dietrick of Oxbow, SK in 1963. They were united in marriage on September 6, 1965 and made their home in Yorkton. Together they lovingly raised 3 children, Corinne, Holly and Ryan, in a caring Christian home.
Some of Reinold’s greatest times were had while hunting, fishing or being with family and friends at the cabin. Whether cleaning fish, sitting around the campfire with children or grandchildren, or sharing stories around the table, Reinold always had a quiet presence and quick wit about him. His yearly hunting trips with friends carried the same theme – lots of good times and laughter, whether the hunt was successful or not! As long as Reinold was at the helm, it was guaranteed that the campfire would never go out. His family also remembers all the times he declined to actively participate in games but would sit in the background giving answers or coming up with funny remarks.
In his retirement years, Reinold’s presence at the Cyhla farm was a welcome addition. He could always be counted on to pick stones, combine, haul grain or fix whatever needed fixing. He always had his red bag packed and ready to go for whenever the farm call came in. His sense of humor and fatherly advice to Randy was a reminder of Dad’s blessing in our lives.
Reinold was a quiet family man, supporting his children in the various activities they were involved in. This carried on in later years when he was able to spectate at many of his grandchildren’s events. Although a man of few words, once his grandchildren were born it was evident, through his actions, that his family was his greatest joy!
Anybody that had the pleasure of knowing Reinold knew that he was an honest, hardworking and caring man who always put the needs of others in front of his own. He truly enjoyed life and we were blessed by the Lord to have him as a foundation in our family.
He was predeceased by his parents, an infant brother, sisters Susanna Wagner and Rose Mantie, his parents-in law, Joseph and Lena Dietrich as well as brothers-in-law Carl and Neil Dietrich, Roy Mokelky, Mel Rintoul, Albert Mantie, sister-in-law Lily Black and nephew Barry Lylyk.
Left to cherish his memory and honor his legacy is his loving wife Joyce; daughter Corinne (Dave) Underwood and sons Noah, Jesse and Cody; daughter Holly (Randy) Cyhla and sons Carter and Hunter; son Ryan (Christine) and family Rylee, Trinity, Lexie and Eli. He will also be missed by his brother Victor, sisters-in-law Doreen Mokelky, Edna Rintoul, a nephew, numerous nieces and many friends. We will forever love the gift of his presence in our lives!