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We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Trent Patrick Wagner

Trent Patrick Wagner, Owner / Licensed Mortician

Trent and Kim Wagner are the co owners of Solt-Wagner Funeral Home. Trent was born and raised in the Central City area to Tom and Nancy Wagner of Central City. He presently lives on a farm near Archer. Trent and Kim have two daughters together- Taylor and Taryn.

Trent has one older brother Sean who is married to Lisa (Roscoe). Trent’s grandparents are Heber "Gus" and Alma Wagner and Jerry Hammons, all of Central City. The Wagner family name has been in the area since 1906 when Trent’s great-grandfather, August J. Wagner came to the area on a covered wagon from Colorado. Trent grew up helping on the family farm which had been handed down from generation to generation.

In 1995, Trent became interested in Mortuary Science and after graduating from Nebraska Wesleyan University in 1994 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, he pursued his passion by attending Kansas City School of Mortuary Science. His journey into becoming a family caregiver led him back to his hometown area.

Trent feels that being a local to the area all his life and with strong family roots here, he has an opportunity to serve families with the highest quality of care and compassion that they deserve.

Trent also relies on assistance from family members and area residents, such as Ruth Quick and Ray Huggett for services. Lacey McLaughlin is the office manager.


Ray  Huggett

Ray Huggett

Ray is retired. He was employed thirty-nine years at Central City Public Schools and five years at Educational Service Unit Seven. Ray has been a continuous Central City resident for 44 years. Ray's wife's name is Marge and they have 3 sons: Monte is an Air Traffic Controller in Kansas City, MO, Bill is a Physician in San Francisco, CA, and Tom is also a Physician in Grand Rapids, MI.

Ray has said that the service philosophy of Solt-Wagner Funeral Home
reminds him of a quote by Albert Schweitzer "The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others."


Mitch  Solt

Mitch Solt, Owner and Licensed Funeral Director

Mitch is a 4th generation Funeral Director. His great-grandfather L.W. Solt started Solt Funeral Home in 1922. His grandfather Ronald, and father Les would each own and operate Solt Funeral Home as well. Following Les' untimely death in 1988, his mother Genie then took over the funeral home. She owned and operated Solt Funeral Home until her retirement from the funeral service industry in 2015.

Mitch attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for his undergraduate studies. He then attended Mortuary School at Kansas City Kansas Mortuary College. In 2006, he returned home to Central City to pursue his mortuary career. As a lifelong resident of Central City, he has always wanted to be "home" and loves the people and communities that he is fortunate to get to serve.

Mitch's wife, Holly is a Physician's Assistant at Aurora Memorial Hospital in Aurora. They have two beautiful daughters, Ellie (3) and Blair (7 mos). In his spare time, Mitch enjoys training his english pointers on horseback to compete in field trials, deer hunting, and spending time with "his girls". He is a diehard Huskers fan as well.