Lester Ervin Wiggins Jr.

July 17, 1932September 30, 2020

Lester E. “Pudge” Wiggins went on his last journey from his mortal home to his heavenly one on Wednesday, September 30, 2020. His wife and beloved canine friend, Grover, were by his side.

He was born on July 17, 1932 to Lester and Lillian (Thomas) Wiggins, who preceded him in death.

Pudge leaves behind his wife of 67 years, Carol J. (Kendall) Wiggins; two children, Charles N. Wiggins of Dudley, IL and Charla K. (Robert) Evinger of Marshall, IL. Also surviving are 5 grandchildren, Chris (Amy) Wiggins of Sierra Madre, CA; Kayla (Austin) Wiggins-Hoesman of Whitestown, IN; Nicole (Cody) Adams of Lexington, KY; Amanda Evinger of Sumner, IL; and Dean Evinger of Marshall, IL; five great-grandchildren, Madeline, Dominic, Ella, Evelyn, and Theodore; a brother, Louis Wiggins and friend Barb; sister-in-law, Pam Kendall; brother-in-law, Billy Jo (Margi) Kendall; two nieces, and two nephews.

Pudge proudly served in the United States Army and was a Korean War Veteran.

Per his wishes, Pudge will be cremated with no funeral services. He will be laid to rest during a private family ceremony in Roselawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at


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Lorraine DeBaun

October 13, 2020

I was the Mail Carrier for the Wiggins Family for over 10 years. I always enjoyed chatting with or just waving at Lester. He and Carol were a great couple and gave me several good chuckles as I visited with them on occasion. He was a good man and spoke his mind about things he believed in. I know he will be greatly missed.. Carol, you are in my thoughts and prayers at this time.. So sorry for your loss....

Jim Nickla

October 5, 2020

Your journey is over here on earth may GOD keep you and make your next life one of LOVE.

Mona Kohl

October 4, 2020

When I think of Pudge Wiggins, two things immediately come to mind: swimming in the summer with trips to Green Acres Dairy Bar afterwards; and in the winter, being pulled behind a tractor on a sled during a big snow, followed by hot chocolate. These are just a few of many memories, in which Pudge and Carol June made my teenage years very happy times!

--Mona (Preiksas) Kohl


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