Wendell James Wigger

February 11, 1937June 2, 2019


Wendell James Wigger of Olathe, Kansas passed away on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at the Olathe Health Hospice House after an extended illness.

Wendell was born in Appleton City, Missouri to Delbert and Blanche (Sickman) Wigger on Feb. 11, 1937. Wendell’s older brother Donald and their parents moved to Kansas City while the boys were still in school. Wendell attended the Olathe School For The Deaf in Olathe, Kansas and graduated in 1956.

Wendell enjoyed hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed watching the Royals and the Chiefs. Wendell being deaf taught several hearing adults the American Sign Language. Wendell enjoyed working for M I Harden from 1976- 2002. This is a mappings company. He retired in 2002.

Wendell was preceded in death by his parents and about 4 months ago his brother Donald. He is survived by his wife Sheryl of the home, his step-children Robin Underwood and her husband Ryan of Odessa, Texas, Wayne Elder of Overland Park, Kansas, and Susanne and her husband Kenneth of Gardner, Kansas, Five step-grandchildren, and several nephews.

Funeral Services will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, June 7th at the McGilley and Frye Funeral Home 105 East Loula Street, Olathe. Kansas with Visitation on Thursday, June 6th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens 13901 South Black Bob Road Olathe, Kansas 66062.


  • Delbert J. Wigger, Father
  • Blanche C. (Sickman) Wigger, Mother
  • Sheryl S. Wigger, Wife
  • Donald Wigger, Brother

  • Dennis Gabel, Pallbearer
  • Ryan Underwood, Pallbearer
  • Mike McGlynn, Pallbearer
  • Wayne Jones, Pallbearer
  • T.C.Wigger, Pallbearer
  • Tyler Wigger, Pallbearer


  • Visitation Thursday, June 6, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, June 7, 2019
  • Interment Friday, June 7, 2019


Wendell James Wigger

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Cris Chamberlain

June 6, 2019

Uncle Wendell and Dad running coyotes in the area of Shadow Glen Golf Club in Olathe. Running the dirt roads with Muscle Cars, one in a R/T the other in a Roadrunner. Scraping the bottom of the oil pans ,sitting in the back seats without seatbelts , sliding from side to side on the slick bench seats. Watching Wendell out drive out the window . Love you Wendell , you are always in our HEARTS