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Herbert Carlton Wagstrom

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Herbert Carlton Wagstrom passed away Sunday, Nov. 28, in Rifle. He was 86. A memorial service in his honor will take place at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Rifle with the Rev. Edward Schmidt officiating.Herbert was born Sept. 5, 1918, in Underwood, Minn., son of Arthur Edwin and Clara (Nelson) Wagstrom. He spent his childhood in Minnesota and later married Ada Torgerson on Sept. 18, 1949, in Tordenskyjold, Minn. He was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Rifle.Herbert was a hard-working family man who had farmed in Minnesota. When that didn’t work out, he moved his family to Boulder and worked as a maintenance man for the University of Colorado for 23 years. In 1986, he moved to Rifle for retirement. Herbert first of all loved his Lord and savior. He was known to all as a good, kind man and a great father. He loved to go fishing, camping and hunting. Herbert was married to Ada for 55 years. After retirement, they traveled to Alaska, the west coast and wherever else they wanted.He is survived by his wife; sons Neil Wagstrom and his wife, Susan, and Mark Wagstrom and his wife, Deidre, all of Rifle, and Leon Wagstrom and his wife, Julie, of Elsie, Neb.; daughter Linda Shoup and her husband, Richard, of Rifle; brother Arthur Neil Wagstrom and his wife, Pearl, of Minnesota. He is also survived by nine grandchildren: Jason Shoup and his wife, Gina, Keri, Krista, Evan, Nicholas, Erin, Miranda and Candice Wagstrom and Tyrel Couey, and one great-grandchild, Dakota Lynn Shoup.Rifle Funeral Home, 1400 Access Road, 625-1234, is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Roaring Fork Hospice, PO Box 1970, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601 or Emmanuel Lutheran Church, E. Fifth St., Rifle, CO 81650.


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