Born: February 28, 1951
Died: December 21, 2013
Michael L. Wig, 62, of Des Moines, Iowa, formerly of Sycamore, Illinois, passed away Saturday, December 21, 2013, surrounded by his loving family, after a courageous battle with lung cancer at Methodist Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa.
Born February 28, 1951, in Sycamore, the son of Chester and Georgia (Howe) Wig, Mike married Laura Meyer on October 25, 1985, in Des Moines.
Mike worked for the US Postal Service for 28 years. His interests included rooting for the Bears, playing online poker, scroll sawing, traveling and spending quality time with his loved ones. One of his favorite mottos was “Keep the Faith and Always Smile.”
He is survived by his loving wife, Laura; his children, Michele (Don) Barkman of Yorkville, Kristi Davis (Mike Ryan) of DeKalb and Brandon Wig of Atlanta, Georgia; three grandchildren, Jordan and Ashli Davis, and Alexis Barkman; parents, Chester and Georgia Wig of Albuquerque, New Mexico; his siblings, David (Judy), Theresa (Paul), Daniel (Tracy), Timothy (Kristi), Christine, Steven (Cindy), Jeffrey (Geni) and Gregory; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, December 27, at Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb, with the Rev. Brian Gilbert of First United Methodist Church, DeKalb, officiating. Cremation will follow at Anderson Funeral Home Crematory.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until the time of service at 7 p.m. Friday at Anderson Funeral Home.
A memorial service for his many friends in Des Moines will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Michael L. Wig Memorial Fund, sent in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 South Fourth Street, DeKalb, IL 60115.
For information, visit www.AndersonFuneralHomeLtd.com or call 815-756-1022.