Robert Wiggins, 71

Robert Wiggins, 71

Robert E. Wiggins age 71, of Watertown, MN passed away peacefully on May 4, 2014 surrounded by his family after a long and courageous battle with Emphysema.
Robert was born in Murphy, NC on April 16, 1943. After graduating from Robbinsville High School, he volunteered for the military service and in 1962, he was sent to an Army Nike Missile Base in Minnesota. After his military duty, Robert moved back to Robbinsville, NC with his wife, where he was employed at Burlington Industries. Robert and his family returned to Minnesota four years later, where he was employed at Washington Scientific Industries in Long Lake, MN for 30 years.
He is preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his children, Carol Keefe Wiggins; second wife Debbie LeNoue Wiggins both of Watertown, MN and parents, Robert Earl and Willie Lee Wiggins of Robbinsville, NC.
He is survived and deeply missed by loving daughters Monica (Edward) Fortwengler and Maria (Glenn) Cooper; three wonderful grandchildren, Natasha, Jackson and Avery and siblings, Mary Wiggins, Kay Morgan, Billie Rae Gibby and Danny Wiggins.
A private family service will be held at the Watertown Public Cemetery. Cards and memorials can be sent in care of the family to PO Box 61, Watertown, MN 55388. Memorials will be donated to the American Lung Association in honor of Robert.

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