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Donald L. Wiggs

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Donald L. Wiggs, 86, of Las Cruces, New Mexico died Friday, June 18, 2010. He was born on January 23, 1924 in Struble, Iowa to Lewis and Nellie Wiggs. During WWII Donald honorably served his country with the United States Navy, receiving the American Area-Victory Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal. He reenlisted into the reserves at Ames, Iowa on 06-NOV-1946 to serve four years. He would later work and retire from White Sands Missile Range. Don enjoyed walking the mall watching all the people shopping, meeting friends for morning coffee at Rexal Drug and playing card at the Arid Club. Don was a devoted Catholic and a Member at St. Genevieve's, he would sing with the choir at Mass on Saturday and the Spanish Choir Sunday mornings at 8 a.m. and always helped the kids in School at Immaculate Heart of Mary Cathedral and raised money for them by helping with bingo.

Donald is survived by his daughter, Mary Wiggs of Las Cruces, NM; brothers, Mike O. Wiggs of Sioux City, IA, Merrill D. Wiggs of Sloan, IA; grandchildren, Lois, Matthew and companion Kariel Sanders and Lee, Christina and Fiancée Travis Hawkins; great-grandchild, Racheal; and many nieces, nephews, family and friends. Donald was preceded in death by his wife Lois "Martin" Wiggs, and brothers, Hamilton, John, Lewis, Willard, Ronald and sisters, Evelyn, Meta, Dorothy and Doris. He will be deeply missed by all who know and love him.

A prayer vigil will be held at 9 a.m. on Thursday, June 24, 2010 at St. Genevieve's Catholic Church with a funeral mass following at 10 a.m. with Fr. Juan Moreno officiating. Burial with military honors will immediately follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Arrangements by Getz Funeral Home corner of Solano and Bowman Ave., Las Cruces, NM 526-2419. To sign the local online guest book go to Caring for Veterans and Families Since 1965.
Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on June 23, 2010
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