Winnisquam-----Donald O. Wiggin, 77, of 23 Hill Road, died at his home on Wednesday, May 17, 2006 after a battle with cancer.
Mr. Wiggin was born May 1, 1929 in Tilton, NH, the son of Charles Otis and Louise (Munsey) Wiggin. Mr. Wiggin attended schools in Meredith, Alton and Laconia High School. He completed a three year course in commercial art with the Famous Artist School in Westport, Connecticut. He served in the U. S. Army, 2nd Armored Division from 1950-1953 with the rank of S/Sgt. He took basic training at Fort Hood, Texas and attended armored schools in Fort Hood and Fort Knox, Kentucky for six months. He was stationed in Germany for thirty months during the Korean War.
Mr. Wiggin was a member of the American Legion, Wilkins-Smith Post #1; a past member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and a former Vice President of the Local United Steelworkers Union at Carpenter & Patterson. He was employed at Irwin Motors and Watts Regulators. He enjoyed camping, traveling, and fishing and loved reconditioning old cars.
Survivors include his wife of forty-nine years, Lois (Patterson) Wiggin, of Winnisquam; two daughters and sons-in-law, Dori Anne and Peter Wiggin of Stratham and Nancy and Mark Wiggin Stephens of Sanbornton; three grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Irene Wiggin of Florida, his stepfather, Bernard Little, of Laconia and several nieces and nephews.
There will be no calling hours.
A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, May 22, 2006 at 3:00PM in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH A private family burial will be at a later date in Union Cemetery, Laconia, NH.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Community Health & Hospice, Inc, 780 North Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246.
Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH is in charge of the arrangements.