Terry L. Wiggins

Terry L. Wiggins

Terry passed away Monday, October 2, 2017 in Kalamazoo.

Terry was born August 23, 1944 in Kalamazoo the son of Evertt and Beulah (Pike) Wiggins. He served his country in the US Army during Vietnam. For many years he had worked at Wheeler-Blainey and then at Airflow until his retirement.

In his spare time he enjoyed sports especially the Detroit Lions and Tigers. He also liked doing crafts and making calendars. On May 14, 1988 in Gobles he married Karen Harvey who survives.

Also surviving are his children, Melissa (Kevin) Heath of Portage, Danielle Wiggins of Kalamazoo, Denise (Larry) Rutherford of Plainwell and Tony Wiggins of Kalamazoo; 8 grandchildren, Kourtnee, Mikayla, Jordon, Hunter, Jason, Beretta, Slater, Emma and another due soon and his siblings, Bill, Mike, Marian, Francis and Phyllis.

He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings, Buddy, Wayne, Everett, Martha and by his first wife, Jean.

Friends may visit with Terry’s family from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM and 6:00 PM-8:00 PM, Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego where a funeral service will take place at 2:00 PM, Thursday, October 5, 2017 with Celebrant Bill Rose officiating.

Military Honors by Otsego VFW Post #3030.

Cremation will follow.

Contributions in memory of Terry may be made to American Diabetes Association.

Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.

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  1. Janet Pearson says:

    Karen ,Danielle,Denise,Troy and family…sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers going out to you at this this difficult time.

  2. Jim & Kelley Dendel says:

    Karen and kids, our thoughts are with you all. Many memories of Terry “coaching” the softball girls from the stands or behind the plate. He was always willing to lend a helping hand at the fields!

  3. Thomas C Moran says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss.

  4. Janet Pearson says:

    Karen , Danielle,Denise,Troy and family. Thoughts and prayers going out to you at this sad time.

  5. Kecia Bronson says:

    Melissa I am sorry to her of your dads passing!! Many prayers for you and your family!

  6. Kecia Bronson says:

    Melissa I am sorry to hear of your dads passing!! Many prayers for you and your family!

  7. Franny Laster says:

    Uncle Terry will be missed by all who knew and loved him. He was a big lovable teddy bear, who as a child I remember him always picking on me making me laugh. As an adult I came to admirer the big heart and kindness he had, even with his own challenges in life. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Karen and his children during this difficult time. May he rest in peace.

  8. Liz Tebo says:

    So very sorry. I’m praying for all of you.

  9. Kathy Newman says:

    So very sorry for your loss Karen and family. May your memories get you through the tough days ahead.

  10. Sherry Harrison says:

    Karen & family sorry for your loss

  11. Carly Searcy says:

    Aunt Karen, I always knew if we invited Uncle Terry to an event he would be there for us. He made it to all my happy occasions, and I’m so glad to have seen him in June. I know he was loved very much by you, by his children, and by his grandchildren. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  12. Anne Conn says:

    I am so very sorry for the loss of your husband, father and grandfather. I know first hand the difficulties that are ahead and I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  13. Jim & Dena Bovee says:

    Karen, Dani, Denise & Troy, Melissa and families. We are so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are sent to all of you!

  14. Del Beier says:

    Sending thoughts, prayers and hugs. Cherish all your special family memories close to your heart. God bless your family.

  15. Judy Gates Hayes says:

    Karen and Family:

    You are in my thoughts and prayers. Keep the memories close to your heart and Terry will be with you always.

  16. Sally Bommer says:

    Franny said it correctly. Uncle Terry was a big Teddy Bear. We will all miss him. Sorry for the heart ache and pain you all must be enduring. Hopefully all the good memories will help you through it and keep him close to your hearts

  17. Bill & Donna says:

    Dear friend and neighbor. Gonna miss your humor and the joking around. Rest on peace Terry.

  18. Carol Brill says:

    Karen and Family, I am so sorry about Terry passing. Keep all those good memories in your heart.. I will always remember how much fun Terry had with softball. He always had a smile and a laugh and a tease when he said “Hello”. Sending Prayers.

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