Kent M. Wiggins

Kent Michael Wiggins, age 60 of Maryville, IL born August 28, 1955 in Carbondale, IL passed away Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 12:10 p.m. at his residence surrounded by family and friends. 

Kent was a registered nurse.  He was an Army veteran.  During his service he received the Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Parachute Badge, Sharpshooter M-16, and British Parachute Badge.  He was a member of the American Legion Post 365 in Collinsville, and a member of the Single Action Shooting Society S.A.S.S. #42086-alias: Dead Man Walking. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, William L. and Deborah R. nee Rosan Koen. 

He is survived by his wife, Margaret “Maggie” nee Schuch Wiggins, whom he married on September 15, 1984; and three brothers:  Daniel Wiggins of Prescott, AZ, Thomas (Donna) Wiggins of Clearwater, FL and Seth (Shelby Hyvonen) Koen of East Hampton, ME. 

Graveside burial will be held on Friday, March 11, 2016 at 2pm at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO with full military honors. 

A gathering of family and friends will be Saturday, March 12, 2016 from 12pm to 3pm at the American Legion, 1022 Vandalia Street, Collinsville, IL. 

Memorials may be made to S.A.S.S. Scholarship Fund or the Hospice of Southern Illinois.



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