Robert John Wiggins


Obituary for Robert John Wiggins

Ziemer Funeral Home

Robert John Wiggers, 97, passed away Monday, May 20, 2019 at St. Vincent Hospital. He was born January 8, 1922, to the late Jacob and Mabel (Simpson) Wiggers.
Robert served in the United States Army 101st Airborne during WWII. He was a member of Christ Church UCC. He received his undergraduate degree at Evansville College and earned his master’s degree from Indiana University. He taught at Stanley Hall, Educational TV, and Bosse High School. He retired from teaching history with the EVSC in 1985. Robert enjoyed traveling around the world with his wife Bea, and proudly participated in the Honor Flight in 2017. He was known for his sense of humor and kindness.
Robert is survived by daughters, Ann (Rod) Penfield, and Jane (Gary) Myrick; son, Tom (Jan) Wiggers; grandchildren, Andy, Jessica, Alex, Allison, and Austyn. 2 great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Bea, and sister, Helen Kerr.
Visitation will be held Friday, June 21, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. with services to follow at 4:00 p.m. at Ziemer Funeral Home East Chapel, 800 S. Hebron Ave., Evansville. A memorial service will held at 4:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Reverend Mark Sirnic will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to Christ Church UCC, 3601 Washington Ave., Evansville, IN 47714, or Honor Flight of Southern Indiana, PO Box 8234, Evansville, IN 47716.
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