Robert J. Wigley “Wigs”
Robert J. Wigley “Wigs”, age 84 of Sanibel Island, FL, formerly of Golden Valley, MN, passed away peacefully on November 2, 2014. Preceded in death by wife of 44 years, Jean; daughter, Kristin. Survived by sons, Mike (Barbara) Wigley and Tom Wigley; grandchildren, Kate, Allie, Lizzy; sister, Meg (Richard) DeLapp; other relatives and friends. Bob was a 1948 graduate of Mankato High School and a 1952 graduate of the University of Minnesota where he received a BS degree in accounting. After college Bob served in the Army for 2 years. Following Bobs military service he began his career at Neptune Meter Company where he worked until 1967, when he founded Water Products Company Inc. After retiring in 1985 Bob and Jean moved to Sanibel Island. Bob remained an entrepreneur, philanthropist and conservationist. Bob loved Sanibel Island. He worked tirelessly to add value to his community, church, the arts, conservation, civic developments, and mentoring future generations. Bob made friends wherever he went. His faith in God sustained him throughout his life. He left a big footprint. Memorial service 12 Noon Friday, November 7, Lakewood Cemetery Chapel, 3600 Hennepin Ave. S., Mpls. Following the service a reception will be held at the Lakewood Mausoleum Reception Center. Memorials preferred to Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) or donor’s choice.