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OSCODA - Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon for Dr. Darwin E. Waoner, 76, who died September 1 at Tawas St. Josephs Hospital after being stricken a short time earlier while attending an Oscoda Kiwanis Club meeting.
A resident of Oscoda since 1958, he was scheduled to become a president of the Oscoda club October 1.
Born November 12, 1899, in Wayne, he served in the United States Marine Corps in World War I and during World War II was a flight surgeon with the United States Air Force. He received his bachelor of science degree from Eastern Michigan University and his masters degree, with a major in mathematics from the the University of Detroit.
Dr. Wagoner was a graduate of the Wayne School of Medicine and had been a practicing physician for 41 years. He first came to this area in 1947 when he opened a practice in Lincoln, then in 1958 moved to Oscoda here he was joined in the practice of medicine by his son-in-law, Dr. W. F. Blake Kutsche.
In addition to being a member of the Oscoda Kiwanis Club, Dr. Wagoner was a member of the Lincoln Masonic Lodge, a charter member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, and a member of the Oscoda United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Bernice, a son Alan of Utah, two daughters, Mrs. William F. (Joyce) Kutsche, and Mrs. Thomas (Carol) Wagner of Indiana; one sister, nine grandchildren, and one great grandson.
The Rev. James E. Smith officiated at the funeral which was held at the Oscoda United Methodist Church with member of the Oscoda Kiwanis Club serving as pallbearers and honor guard. Burial was in Twin Lakes Cemetery in Lincoln. Arrangements were by the W. S. Bennett Funeral Home