Wilbert "Bert" Theodore Wiggenjost
Wilbert “Bert” Theodore Wiggenjost, 98, of Sunnybrook Assisted Living in Burlington, and formerly of West Point, died Saturday, March 15, 2014, at the Great River Medical Center in West Burlington.
Friends may call after 2 p.m. on Wednesday at the Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home in West Point where there will be a parish rosary recited at 3 p.m. and a wake service at 7 p.m. with the family meeting friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 20, at St. Mary’s of the Assumption Catholic Church in West Point with Father Dennis Hoffman as Celebrant.
Burial with full military rights by the Holtz-Geers American Legion Post #668 will be in the Calvary Cemetery in West Point.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the building fund of the West Point American Legion.
Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home in West Point is assisting the family with arrangements.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.schmitzlynkfuneralhome.com.
Born Nov. 9, 1915, in Ft. Madison, he was the son of George W. and Ida J. Fraune Wiggenjost.
On June 28, 1947, he married Eileen M. Delaney.
He was a member of St. Mary’s of the Assumption Catholic Church in West Point. He worked as a mechanic at Frietag Implement in West Point he then worked at First Miss retiring in 1980. He was a U.S. Army World War II Veteran and a 65 year member of the Holtz-Geers American Legion Post #668 of West Point and had served as Commander. He was a 50 year member of the West Point Fire and Rescue and had served as Chief, a member of the Holy Name Society where he served as President. He served on the first West Point Sweet Corn Festival Committee and he was chairman of the 7 p.m. Saturday night chicken crew. He served as chicken chairman on the St. Mary’s Fall Festival Committee, helped with mowing of the church grounds and servicing the mowing equipment. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, mowing and fixing things.
Survivors include his wife; two sons: Jerry (Barbara) Wiggenjost of Liberty, Mo. and Michael Wiggenjost of West Point; two daughters: Martha (Chuck) Kulow of Oakville, and Joann (David) Plyman of Rochelle, Ill.; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and his sister, Marjorie (Virgil) Fedler of West Point.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his twin brother, William.