March 10, 2022, 70, Pikeville –
Armin Wagner, 70, was welcomed home to his Heavenly Father on March 10, 2022 surrounded by his loving family at Kitty Askins in Goldsboro.
Born in Kaiserslautern, Germany on March 30, 1951, he was the son of the late Peter Wagner and Else Petterson Wagner.
He was a devout member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Armin served a mission in Switzerland. He came to the United States in 1980 after many months of writing his beloved pen pal Jean. The two were married on June 12, 1980. He proudly became an American citizen a few years later. Armin worked for Keen Plumbing for many years. He loved his trade of plumbing and many throughout Wayne County knew they could count on the tall German guy to fix their plumbing needs. He, along with his wife fostered many children in Wayne County. Armin had a passion for karate, often telling others his hands were lethal weapons and that he was a third-degree black belt in Shotokan. Photography and music were the hobbies he enjoyed the most, even though his music sometimes drove his wife crazy.
Armin is survived by his beautiful, wonderful and loving wife, Jean Maples Wagner, whom he loved dearly. Up until his last day, he was smiling, holding her hand and looking lovingly at her. He is also survived by his six children, Darlene (John) Gibson of NC, Chris (Ericka) Wagner of UT, Danielle Wagner of NC, Amber Wagner of NC, Brian (Heaven-Lee) Wagner of NC, and Stephen (Eliza) Wagner of UT; nine grandchildren, Austin, Sariah, Lorissa, Caleb, Claire, Greyson, Jalen, Makynzi and Kaiden; his sister, Renata (Kurt) Spengler of Germany and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1000 11th Street, Goldsboro. A service to celebrate his life will follow at 2:00 p.m. in the sanctuary with Bishop Gary Waters presiding. Interment will follow at the Thomas Ruffin Aycock Cemetery in Nahunta.
The family would like to thank the staff of Kitty Askins whose compassion and great care was greatly appreciated during his last days.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Kitty Askins in his honor at, 107 Handley Park Ct, Goldsboro, NC 27534.
Services have been entrusted to Seymour Funeral Home. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.seymourfuneralhome.com.