Friday, March 22, 2019


September 9, 1974—April 12, 2018

   VIROQUA - Troy Wagner, age 43, of Viroqua, died Thursday, April 12, 2018, after an exhaustive battle with Parkinson’s, at Bethel Home and Services in Viroqua.

   Troy was born in Sparta on September 9, 1974, to Gerald and Erna Mae (Braund) Wagner. Upon graduation from high school, Troy went on to earn his Bachelor’s degree from Pillsbury Baptist Bible College in Owatonna, MN. He then moved to Seattle, WA, where he met the love of his life, Tonya Marie Smith. They married on April 21, 2001 and soon became parents to a son, Jude, on January 11, 2004.

   Troy found it to be his calling to be of service in caring for others. He was charismatic and easy to love and was adored by all who took the time to get to know him. He had a way of making folks feel wanted, appreciated and valuable to the extent of opening his house to the homeless. Troy was very creative and passionate about life as expressed in his writing and photography.

   Troy is survived by his wife, Tonya; his son, Jude; his mother, Erna Mae; his brother, Chad (Mary) Wagner; his sister, Tracy (Jason) Goin; and by his in-laws, Jay (Jill) Decker, and brother and sister-in law, Tylor Decker and Sarah (Brandon) Kraus.

   He was preceded in death by his father, Gerald in 1977; a brother, Todd in 2013; and his maternal grandparents, Irvin (Bertha) Braund.

   God bless our memories of Troy and his gentle-spirited nature.

   Funeral Services for Troy were today, Monday April 16, 2018 at 1:00 p.m., at the Viroqua Church of Christ (825 Nelson Parkway) in Viroqua. Pastor Chad Wagner of the Lighthouse Baptist Church in Viroqua officiated with burial following the service at Viroqua Cemetery. Friends called during a visitation at the Church of Christ for two-hours prior to the service, from 11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.

   In lieu of flowers or plants, memorials made in Troy’s name are preferred.

   On-line condolences may be offered at

   The Vosseteig-Larson Funeral Home, 123 W. Decker St. (Hwy 56W), is serving the family.

Vosseteig-Larson Funeral Home

Evans Print & Media Group

1302 River Rd.
P.O. Box 252

Sparta, WI 54656-0252

Office Number: (608) 269-3186
Fax Number: (608) 269-6876


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