Dr. Dwight Anthony Wagenknecht, D.O.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Dr. Dwight Anthony Wagenknecht, D.O., 58, Nevada, Mo., passed from this life on Monday, May 25, 2015, at St. Joseph Medical Center, in Kansas City, Mo., following a sudden illness. Dwight was born April 8, 1957, in Sedalia, Mo., to Carol Leroy and Elizabeth Mae (Renno) Wagenknecht. He was united in marriage to Sherry L. Burris on Aug. 11, 1984, in Kirksville, Mo., and she survives of the home.

Dwight grew up in Cole Camp, Mo., and attended school there, graduating from Cole Camp High School. Dwight had dreams of becoming a doctor, and following high school he attended Truman State University in Kirksville, Mo., and then continued his education at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has practiced in El Dorado Springs, Mo., and Nevada for the past 10 years as a general surgeon.

In addition to his wife, Sherry, survivors include his children, Venessa Heilman and her husband, Bob Murry, Columbus, Ohio, Ryan Heilman and his wife, Kelley, Frederick, Md., Serena Wagenknecht, Nixa, Mo., Craig Wagenknecht, Nevada, and Erica Wagenknecht, Nevada; grandchildren, Alexander, Isiah, and Abbigail; one sister, Terri Brines and her husband, Robert, Sedalia; two brothers, Kevin Wagenknecht and his wife, Robin, Sedalia, and Michael Wagenknecht and his wife, Melanie, Cole Camp; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Dwight was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He was a quiet, thoughtful man -- passionate about the outdoors and fly fishing. His great sense of humor and his laugh will be greatly missed.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, May 28, at the Trinity Lutheran Church, in Nevada, with the Rev. Johannes Brann officiating. Friends may call now and until the hour of service at Ferry Funeral Home, in Nevada.

Contributions may be made in his memory to the Trinity Lutheran Church in care of Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.

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