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Jackie Wiggim

Published: Monday, June 17, 2013 12:46 p.m. CST • Updated: Monday, June 17, 2013 12:53 p.m. CST

PRINCETON —Jackie (Jack) J. Wiggim, 79, of Princeton, formerly of Manlius, died at 3:08 a.m. Sunday, June 16, 2013, at Unity Point Health Methodist Hospital in Peoria.

Born May 21, 1934, in Princeton to Glenn and Martha (Hoffman) Wiggim, he married Beatrice Louise Boggio on Nov. 6, 1954, in Spring Valley. She passed away May 3, 2011.

Survivors include three daughters, Deanna (Marc) Wilt of Walnut, Darlene (Rob) Wallace of Walnut, and Doreen (Craig) Miller opf Annawan; one son, Duane (Yelena) Wiggim of Bloomington; eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren, three stepgreat-grandchildren, and a sister in-law, Norma Slomian of Princeton.

He was also preceded in death by his parents and a brother-in-law, Ed Slomian

He graduated from Princeton High School in 1952 and was a farmer in the Princeton and Manlius area. He also worked at Michlig Agri Center in Manlius.

He was a Democrat precinct committeeman for Bureau Township, Bureau Township supervisor, Manlius Township Farm Bureau Board member, Princeton Elks Lodge and exalted ruler, 4-H leader, school bus driver for the Manlius School district, sub bus driver for the Bureau Valley School District, Manlius Fire Protection District trustee and president, Knights of Columbus, and Manlius Sportsman Club, where he served as president.

A memorial Mass service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Louis Catholic Church, Princeton, Father Jeffrey Striniman officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery, Princeton.

A rosary will be recited at 12:30 p.m. at the church with visitation to follow.

Memorials may be made to the Manlius Fire Department or the American Diabetes Association.

Grant-Johnson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

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