Thomas E. Wigand

September 6, 1966January 7, 2021

Thomas Edward Wigand, 54, of Evansville, IN passed away Thursday, January 7, 2021 at his home surrounded by family. He was born in Evansville on September 6, 1966 to Aloysius and Geraldine Wigand.

Thomas loved boating, camping, drinking beer with his friends and pitching horseshoes on the beach. He also enjoyed watching IU basketball with friends and family.

Thomas was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Rodney Wigand and Darelle Knight. He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Lorie, children, Matthew (Erica) and Amanda (Jeramah), grandchildren Charlotte Klos and Grayson Danield, siblings Nick (Armenta) Wigand, Bill (Carol "Peanut") Wigand, Sheryl (Michael) Solmon, Jerome (Wilma) Wigand, Mark (Stephanie) Wigand, Lisa Knight, Noelle (Wayne) Burk, Bruce (Kim) Clevedence, Julie (Bill) Gatlin, Marylou (Shawn) Stanley, and good friends Gary & Diane Wire.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Riley Children's Hospital.

A Memorial Celebration of Life Visitation will be held 5:00-8:00 p.m. Friday, January 22, 2021 at Alexander West Chapel. Lorie would also like to extend a special thanks to the members of the OBC for all the fundraisers they held.

Condolences may be offered at


22 January

Visitation Only

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Alexander Funeral Home-West Chapel

2100 W Illinois St
Evansville, Indiana 47712


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Heather and Paul Donnelly

January 17, 2021

Dear Lorie,
How can we ever express our deep sorrow at the tragic loss of your wonderful husband, Tom? We will never speak of Tom in the past tense because we know he will be with you always. Thank you Tom for always being so kind and welcoming and making us feel like family. Mr Tom, we love you always.
Thank you for being such a great husband to my beautiful best friend Lorie and sharing your fun-loving and generous spirit. You even let me take a picture of you wearing Charlie’s princess crown! I remember how supportive and helpful you were when I lost my mother in 2016. Thank you Tom.
Lorie, we celebrate the special love that you and Tom share To Infinity and Beyond. We love you forever and send our most sincere sympathy.

Sabrina Salmon

January 12, 2021

Sabrina Salmon

January 11, 2021

The most favorite & loved uncle in the world!

Lorie Wigand

January 10, 2021

The love of my life! My beautiful, kind, loving husband!

Sabrina Salmon

January 10, 2021

Forever love my favorite uncle Tom!

Donna Lawrence

January 10, 2021

Lori and family, So sorry to hear of Toms passing. He was truly one of a kind and would give the shirt off his back for anyone in need. My prayers are with all of you. He and Kelley are up in Heaven talking about all their boating adventures. May God help you thru this time of your life. Donna Lawrence

Donna Mauer

January 9, 2021

Tom, you where such a dear friend to all of us in the boating world. Your fun personality will be missed for ever. May God lead you right into heaven and feel your heart with joy. Prayers to your family.

Lorie Wigand

January 8, 2021

Tom with Granddaughter Charlie


January 8, 2021

Tom always put a smile on your face and was such a good, caring man. I will always remember him coming up to me at one of the earlier reunions and saying hello and I didn't recognize him. When he told me who he was, I asked him: "Where's all your curly hair?"
He was a character in a GOOD way. Rest in God's peace. We will miss you.

Matthew Lakes

January 8, 2021