Wilbert Jacob Fredrick Wigginton Jr. (85) resident of Rathdrum, ID passed away at Kootenai Health November 16, 2020. He was born to Wilbert Sr. and Ruth (Stein) Wigginton December 11, 1934 in Jeannette, PA.
Fred grew up in Jeannette and attended school there. Following high school, he enlisted into the US Army. He served two years in Germany as a medic during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged on December 1, 1954.
Fred married Patricia Goff on April 11, 1972 in Las Vegas, NV. They soon started a family. Fred worked various jobs to support his family including working in the coal mines, as a mechanic, and in construction. He was a Jack-of-All-Trades that did what he had to support his family. Fred and Pat divorced in 1994 but remained friends.
Fred enjoyed the outdoors; he specifically loved fishing and riding his 4-wheeler. He also liked having coffee and flirting with all of the waitresses.
Fred is survived by his children Renee Fisher of Rathdrum, ID, Relena Hanley of Pioche, NV, Roger and Melody Wigginton of St. Maries, ID, Randall and (Angela) of Detroit Lakes, MN, Richard Wigginton of Rathdrum, ID, Robert Wigginton of Aberdeen, WA, and David Cronk of Alpeena, MI. Also surviving are 16 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents and his son Ronald Kelley.
No services are planned at this time. Please visit Fred’s online memorial at hodgefuneralhome.com.