Evelyn Opal (Cochran) Wiggers
Services for Evelyn Opal Wiggers of Gothenburg were Sept. 21, 1988, at 10 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Eustis with Rev. Charles Leypoldt officiating.
Mrs. Wiggers died Sept. 17, 1988, at the hospital in Gothenburg at the age of 79.
She was born Nov. 8, 1908, to Elmer and Mabel (Lessig) Cochran at Grand Island, where she resided during her school years.
She married Ernest Henry "Heinie" Wiggers Feb. 23, 1928. He died in September 1972.
After their marriage they lived in Doniphan until 1932 when they moved to the Farnam area to farm. In 1958 they moved to Eustis where both worked in the Eustis Mercantile Store and later owned and operated the Eustis Café.
In 1978 Mrs. Wiggers moved to Hillcrest in Gothenburg and later became a resident at Long Term in the Gothenburg Hospital.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Eustis.
Survivors include one son Gordon of Lenexa, Kans.; four daughters, Yvonne "Vonnie" (Mrs. Donald) Derra of Gothenburg, Catherine (Mrs. Dean) Anderson of Holdrege, Willa Mae (Mrs. Robert) Zeeh of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Arlene (Mrs. Marlin) Page of Pipestone, Minn.; one sister Bernice (Mrs. Dale) Shellman of Antioch, Calif.; 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.
She was preceded in death by her husband, one brother, two sisters and one great-grandson.
Final rites included music by Lonna and Lyle Grabenstein with Sherry Hueftle organist.
Casket bearers where Larry Derra, Shawn Anderson, Billy Dean Wiggers, Michael Jones, Aaron Conley and Cleo Fletcher. Honorary bearers were Kent Davis, David Pape, Darin Pape, Bart Anderson, Jon Peterson, Larry Lauer, Curtis Zeeh, Stuart Zeeh and Kurt Wiggers.
Interment was in the Eustis East Cemetery. McVay Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
Hi Line Enterprise, Sept. 29, 1988, pg. 7
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