James “Jim” Chester Wagner, Jr., age 58, of Colstrip
On the morning of November 17, 2014 Jim passed away at the Colstrip Medical Center in Colstrip, MT. He was born the only son to James C. Wagner and Ann Schiavone December 26, 1955 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Jim attended Elementary and High School in the Conestoga Valley School District in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where he graduated in 1974. He participated in, and enjoyed very much, football and wrestling during high school. In his early adulthood, he coached and played softball.
Jim went to work for Bechtel Power Corporation in Pennsylvania and eventually accepted a transfer to Colstrip, MT, where he made his home.
Jim and Mary G. Youngbauer of Forsyth, MT were married in 1981 in Forsyth.
Jim was an avid fisherman and sports fan. He loved food, cooking and baking. He enjoying helping others and was close to his church family.
For many years, Jim was the head custodian at the Colstrip Schools, where he retired. He loved working at the school and working with the students. He wanted to be an example for them. Jim always gave 100% in everything that he did. Jim later worked at the Rosebud Power Plant in Colstrip.
He was a member of the Life’s Journey Christian Fellowship in Colstrip.
James is preceded in death by his father, James C. Wagner, Sr. He is survived by his wife, Mary G. Wagner, son, Anthony (Jamie) Cochenour, mother, Ann Wagner of Greenville, SC; sisters Jeanne (Gregory) Picklesimer of Greer, SC and Jennifer (Gary) Chadwick of Cut Bank, MT; and granddaughter, Cady.