ForeverMissed

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, David Wigen.  We was 81 years old, born on June 19, 1937 and passed away on January 17, 2019. We will remember him forever.  Feel free to browse his life story and picture gallery as well as add stories, pictures, or leave a tribute.  Thanks for visiting. 

Posted by Vicki Wood on March 8, 2021
I have such fond memories of Dave, Cora, Gilly, Rhonda and Tracie.We lived 2 houses down from them. Tracie was my best friend from 1 at to 4 th grade.  We kept in contact until she passed. I spent many nights at their home. My mom Ella worked with Dave and my dad Don worked with Cora. Gilly and Ronda babysat us. I remember going to movies with them and back yard sleep overs. This was a great family and Dave was a great man. Sorry for your loss.
Posted by Harriet Mackleit on January 18, 2021
Think about him a lot! Loved him so much!
Posted by Kermit Wigen on June 19, 2019
As all of our days seem to be fading with the loss of brother David and sister Dianne this year, it leads me to wonder what impact each if us has had on each other. Being the youngest in our family I did not get to see them go through life as much as I would have liked. I have been blessed with 4 older brothers and 2 older sisters.But I have had many opportunities as a teacher to see the impact older siblings have on their younger brothers and sisters. David was a protector and a very hard worker. Attributes that I only hope that I have had. How he embraced his 3 step children Gill, Rhonda and Tracy as his own was such a gift. And how can we not see the impact of love and protection he gave to Makiah!! Thank you brother David for all the gifts you gave to me and others that I will never know!
Posted by Harriet Mackleit on February 12, 2019
Dave is my oldest brother out of 5.  He was very meticulous  He would stand by a mirror and comb his hair for quite awhile before going to school into a perfect "DA"  He wore very nice clothes and wouldn't let anybody else iron them. His '55 Chevy was the cleanest He adored his 1st nephew (my 1st child Mark). 
Later years, we didn't see him very often, but got in touch with him through internet and phone. I love you Dave! Your youngest sister, Harriet.
Looking froward to seeing you Miciah on March 31st

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Posted by Vicki Wood on March 8, 2021
I have such fond memories of Dave, Cora, Gilly, Rhonda and Tracie.We lived 2 houses down from them. Tracie was my best friend from 1 at to 4 th grade.  We kept in contact until she passed. I spent many nights at their home. My mom Ella worked with Dave and my dad Don worked with Cora. Gilly and Ronda babysat us. I remember going to movies with them and back yard sleep overs. This was a great family and Dave was a great man. Sorry for your loss.
Posted by Harriet Mackleit on January 18, 2021
Think about him a lot! Loved him so much!
Posted by Kermit Wigen on June 19, 2019
As all of our days seem to be fading with the loss of brother David and sister Dianne this year, it leads me to wonder what impact each if us has had on each other. Being the youngest in our family I did not get to see them go through life as much as I would have liked. I have been blessed with 4 older brothers and 2 older sisters.But I have had many opportunities as a teacher to see the impact older siblings have on their younger brothers and sisters. David was a protector and a very hard worker. Attributes that I only hope that I have had. How he embraced his 3 step children Gill, Rhonda and Tracy as his own was such a gift. And how can we not see the impact of love and protection he gave to Makiah!! Thank you brother David for all the gifts you gave to me and others that I will never know!
his Life

Obituary & Life Overview

David P. Wigen, known to friends as "Dave," passed away on January 17th, 2019, at the age of 81 years.

He was born in Colfax and raised in Lacrosse where he grew up on a farm as one of 7 siblings.  He lived in Othello most of his adult life where he was committed to his career at Taggares for 47 years. He loved his family, his community, his dogs, sports, cigarettes, gambling, sweets, and the color pink.  He worked hard, played hard, and lived life on his own terms.  He could be described as “rough around the edges”, but genuinely cared about the people around him & developed strong relationships with those in his community, including Coventry House, where he lived most recently.

He will be lovingly remembered by his adopted daughter, Miciah and her husband Tony, his step daughter Ronda and her husband Steve, his unofficially adopted daughter Jessie, granddaughter Windy and her significant other Chris, great-granddaughter Adriann, his sister Harriet, and brothers Kermit, Marvin, and Jurgen. His friends played an important role in his life as well and were considered family to him. He was preceded in death by his wife, Cora, stepchildren Gillie and Traci, and grandchild Levi as well as his parents Edna & Peter, his sister Dianne and brother Bob.

Following his wishes, there will not be a funeral service & the family will celebrate his life with a small private gathering. Please honor him with a visit to the nearest casino, a cigarette, a stiff drink, an inappropriate joke, or by rooting on his favorite Washington State sports teams; the Cougs, Zags, Mariners, or Seahawks. You can also learn more about Dave and show your support by visiting this website and leaving a comment or sharing a picture or story.  https://www.forevermissed.com/david-wigen

Dave Growing up

Dave was born in Colfax Washington and raised on the family farm in Lacrosse by his loving parents, Edna and Peter Wigen.  He was the 2nd oldest of 7 siblings, Dianne, Bob, Harriet, Jurgen, Marvin, and Kermit.  The family attended Selbu Lutheran Church where all the kids were confirmed.   He is remembered as a wonderful brother.  He attended Lacrosse High School where he was a good athlete & is remembered for his love of cars, sports, good looks, & charisma.  

He spent two years at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma Washington before returning to Eastern Washington to work for Mill Aviation in Lacrosses/Royal City where he soon connected with Pete Taggares which moved him to Othello and the next chapter of his life.   



Career at Taggares

Dave worked for P.J. Taggere Company for 47 years, starting in 1964 and retiring in 2011. Pete, Janet, Susan, Tom, Jeff, and the rest of his coworkers were like family to him.  

Recent stories
Shared by MICIAH MARZANO on June 19, 2019

It was weird to not call you on Father’s Day and today on your birthday.  You are loved and missed.  I hope you’re having a party in heaven! 

Sports Fan Dave

Shared by Edward Shriver on February 17, 2019

I will miss the many conversations we had discussing the regional sports teams.  My favorite and one of Dave's were the Zags.  I always enjoyed his wit and humor.  A great guy, I will miss him.

My blankie

Shared by Marisa Bowles on February 17, 2019

My uncle Dave and aunt Cora gave me the best baby gift. I still have, and cherish, pieces of that blanket.