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Wilbur Tigges

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Funeral services for Wilbur Tigges, 100, of Cherokee, formerly of Peterson, will be held today, Thursday, Jan. 31, at St. John's United Church of Christ in Peterson. The Rev. Charles Hall will officiate the 11 a.m. service.

Interment will be at St. John's Cemetery in Peterson.

Wilbur passed away Monday, Jan. 28, 2008, at Sioux Valley Memorial Hospital in Cherokee.

Wilbur Lawrence Tigges, the son of William and Esther (Goodrich) Tigges, was born on July 3, 1907, on a farm in Spring Township in Cherokee County. He received his early education by attending country schools and graduating from Brooke Consolidated School in 1926.

On Sept. 21, 1932, Wilbur married Marguerite Lindlief at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. Following their marriage, Wilbur farmed the family farm all his life until retiring to Peterson in 1975. During his retirement he still went out to the farm and helped his son for many years. Wilbur was a member on the Brooke School Board and the St. John's Church Board. Wilbur was also a past member of the Peterson Lion's Club. He was one of the first to practice soil conservation by building terraces and contouring.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Marguerite on May 29, 2001; his son in infancy, Lynn; his grandson, Roger Tigges; and his brothers and sisters: Edith, Esther, Earl, Pearl, Eldon and Chester.

Wilbur is survived by his two sons: Carroll and his wife, Elsie of Peterson, and Neal and his wife, Marilyn of Scottsdale, Ariz.; one daughter, Joy and her husband, Roger of Lincoln, Neb.; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Warner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.