Obituary for \r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t John Lynn Wagenman\n\n\r\n\t\t\t\tJohn Lynn Wagenman\n1936 - 2016\n\nOur beloved husband, dad, grandfather and great grandfather John Lynn Wagenman returned to Heaven on July 16, 2016 surrounded by his family. Within minutes of his passing, John’s sister Joy Fountaine, standing next to his side, suffered a heart attack and followed him home. The two of them, hand in hand entered the gates of Heaven, back to their Heavenly Father together.\n\nJohn was born May 6, 1936 in Cascade, ID to Millard and Viola Wagenman. He was born in a log cabin where he lived until he was eight and later moved to Oregon. He then moved with his family to Williston, N.D. where he lived on the family farm and this is where he learned how to work.\n\nJohn graduated from Williston High School and joined the U.S. Navy in 1955 during the Korean War. He served two tours as an Engineman Third Class on ships in the Far East. He met his sweetheart Catherine Dewena Williams after his sister Joy set them up. They were married by John’s father on June 4, 1960 in Williston, N.D. in the LDS chapel John helped to build and they were later sealed in the Idaho Falls Temple. They lived in Utah and Idaho and eventually settled in Utah where they raised their family and lived most all their lives.\n\nJohn was a jack-of-all-trades, working in the oil fields, construction and at Thiokol Rocket Plant; he also worked as a milkman, a dairy farmer, postal carrier and retired from Natures Way. After retirement he had the opportunity to work as a courier for Capital Community Bank which he did until he hit the Diamond H Rodeo Circuit with Cathy, following his granddaughter’s family, during the summer months, for a number of years. He enjoyed the action of their rodeos along with others in the family and his dog Pepper. John was a member of the LDS Church where he served his callings faithfully until his health no longer allowed him.\n\nJohn is survived by his wife Cathy (Dee) of 56 years, children Julie (James) Fausett, Jodi (Scott) Richins, Heather (James) Guerra, Chad (Elle) Wagenman and Dayna Wagenman, 19 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren, his brothers Larry and Jim (Mary Ellen) and brother-in-law Gary Fountaine. He was welcomed home with his sister Joy by his two sons Matthew and Michael along with his parents, a brother Dale and recently a good friend Charles Comstock.\n\nThe family would like to express their appreciation for the great care given by IHC Hospice nurses and staff along with Dr. Patty and staff who helped him through his last days on earth.\n\nFuneral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at Nelson Family Mortuary, 4780 N. University Avenue, Provo, UT. There will be a viewing one-hour prior to services at the mortuary. Interment will be at the Preston Cemetery, Preston, ID at a later date. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Humane Society.