ISHPEMING, Mich. - Ronald Paul Wigg, age 78, former West Ishpeming resident, passed away Sunday, July 14, 2013, at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility where he had been a resident since March 2007.
Ron was born February 23, 1935, in Negaunee to William and Ellen Wigg. He graduated from Negaunee High School, class of 1953. Ron worked as a repairman and installation technician for AT&T for 30 years retiring in 1985.
Ron enjoyed hunting, throwing horseshoes, bowling, shooting pool, playing softball for Woody's Bay and golfing at Wawonowin Country Club where he was a member. He was also a member of the Negaunee Elks Lodge and Negaunee Rod & Gun Club.
Ron is survived by his sister Karen (Bill) Richards of Chicago, IL, 2 stepchildren: Kathy (Bob) Merrill and Michael (Kathie) Eliason both of Ishpeming, a niece Christine Richards of Chicago, a nephew William Richards Jr. of Schaumburg, IL, grandchildren: Heath (Teresa) Eliason of DeSoto, WI and Hayley (Matt) Pap of Verona, WI, great grandchildren: Emma Pap and Clare Eliason along with several cousins.
Ron was preceded in death by his parents, wife Angela and brother William Wigg Jr..
Ron's family will greet relatives and friends on Friday, July 19, 2013 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at the Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral Home where a memorial service will be held at 2:00p.m. with the Rev. Lauri O. Maki officiating. Inurnment will take place in the Ishpeming Cemetery.
A luncheon will be held at Jasper Ridge in Ishpeming following the service.
Ron's obituary may be viewed at bjorkandzhulkie .com where relatives and friends may leave a note of remembrance.