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November 6, 2013

Kenneth Van Wagner Jr.

Kenneth Van Wagner Jr.

BLOOMVILLE — Kenneth Van Wagner Jr., 72, of Bloomville, died on Nov. 3, 2013, at Albany Medical Center.

He was born June 23, 1941, in Rhinebeck to the late Kenneth and Florence Burns Van Wagner.

Ken lived in Bloomville since September 2013 and was a former longtime area resident.

He proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War.

Ken married the former Macy G. Brown. Mrs. Van Wagner predeceased him in 2001.

Mr. Van Wagner worked for Ryan Sand and Gravel as a truck driver and mechanic for many years until his retirement.

He was a former member of the Beekman Fire Department and Staatsburg Fire Department Station 2 and also attended Stamford Baptist Church in Stamford.

Survivors include his sons, Brian D. Van Wagner Sr. and wife, Tara of Jefferson, Kenneth Van Wagner III and fiancé, Tonya of Poughquag; daughter, Crystal Van Wagner of Bloomville; 14 grandchildren, Eric Sibley, Brandon Knowlton, Tiffany Mulcahy, Kenneth Van Wagner IV, Eddie Gent, Travis Van Wagner, K. C. Van Wagner, Brian Van Wagner Jr., Harley Van Wagner, Cody Van Wagner, Jake Van Wagner, Cheyenne Van Wagner, Kaylee Van Wagner and Miya Van Wagner; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Douglas Van Wagner of Hillsdale and Edward Van Wagner of Saugerties; two sisters, Mary Ward of Staatsburg and Karen Kaserzyk of Bliss; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, Ken was predeceased by his daughter, Jenasee Van Wagner; sister, Geraldine Van Wagner, and three grandchildren: Jordan Van Wagner, and Michael and Angel Kilmer.

Calling hours will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, at Sweet’s Funeral Home Inc., Rte. 9, Hyde Park. Funeral services will follow the calling hours at 1 p.m. on Saturday.

Burial with military honors will be in Crum Elbow Cemetery, Hyde Park.

Ken’s family respectfully requests memorial donations to help defray funeral expenses to Sweet’s Funeral Home, P.O. Box 682, Hyde Park, NY 12538.

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