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Steve Wagoner

February 10, 1955 — December 23, 2022


Carl Stephen “Steve” Wagoner, 67, of Arcola, IL passed away on Friday, December 23, 2022 at Advent Health Hospital in DeLand, FL.


Funeral services will be held at 12:00 PM, Noon, on Saturday, December 31, 2022 at the Edwards Funeral Home, 221 East Main St., Arcola, IL.  Burial will follow in the Humboldt Cemetery.  Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the funeral home.


Steve was born on February 10, 1955 in Decatur, IL.  He was a son of Carl Herman and Elsie Elizabeth “Betty” (Hammond) Wagoner. 


He is survived by three children: Steven J. Wagoner (Marcia) of Arthur, IL, Brian S. Wagoner of Charleston, IL, and Cherin (Steve) Whitaker of Paxton, IL; grandchildren: Gracie Wagoner, Makenna Wagoner, both of Arcola, IL, Andrew Wagoner, of Effingham, IL, and Gunner Whitaker of Paxton, IL; one sister, Sandy (Mike) Arthur of Arcola, IL; several nieces and nephews.


Steve was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters: Carol Fidler and Joyce Good; three brothers: Terry Wagoner, David Wagoner, and Richard Wagoner; one nephew: Chad Fidler, and one great-nephew: Zachary Wagoner.


Steve drove a concrete truck and a semi for many years.  He also trained racehorses and in his later years he worked with Fred Hood during the busy farming season.


He was a member of the United States Trotting Association.  Steve enjoyed telling stories, fishing and spending time with family and friends.


Memorials may be made to the Arcola Food Pantry.



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