Leo Michael WagmanLeo Michael Wagman, 86, of Carlton died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013,
Leo Michael Wagman
Leo Michael Wagman, 86, of Carlton died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, in his home with his loving family by his side.
He was born in 1927 in Virginia, Minn., to Charles and Catherine Wagman. Leo received his high school diploma in 1945 while serving in the US Navy. After WWII, Leo moved to the Twin Cities, where he worked for Terminal Electric for a short time. He moved to Duluth in 1951 and went to work for Northwestern Bell as a lineman. After 32 years with Northwestern Bell, Leo retired as an inside equipment repairman.
Leo enjoyed woodworking and his motto was “no project too small, some too big.” He would invite neighborhood kids over and teach them woodworking. He also volunteered at the Carlton High School shop class teaching woodworking. If someone needed help, Leo would be there.
Leo was a loving husband, father and grandfather. After his retirement he enjoyed going to his grandchildren’s events.
Leo was preceded in death by a sister, Debra Waldorf; two brothers, Father Stephen and Alfred Wagman; and stepsister, Dorothy Lepisto.
He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Sally; three children, Michael (Pam) Wagman of Carlton, Lynn (Jim) Bartlett of Bottineau, North Dakota, and Mark (Julie) Wagman of Cloquet; brother-in-law, Al Waldorf of Eveleth; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; and was called “grandpa” by many area kids.
Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, in the Atkins Northland Funeral Home, 801 14th St., Cloquet. Visitation will continue from 10 until the 11 a.m. funeral service Thursday, Nov. 14, also in the funeral home. A time of lunch and fellowship will follow in the Fireside Room of the funeral home. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery in Carlton. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred. To sign the guest book and offer an online tribute, see www.atkinsnorthlandfuneralhome.com.
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