Goshen News, Goshen, IN


July 5, 2013

Bruce K. Wiggins

June 14, 1937-June 29, 2013

GOSHEN — Bruce K. Wiggins, 76, formerly of Elyria, Ohio, died 4 a.m. June 29 at Morning View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, South Bend.

He was born June 14, 1937 in Erie, Pa., to Douglas G. and Harriet K. (Knowles) Wiggins.

He married Margaret E. (Maines) Wiggins June 20, 1964, at the First Christian Church, Youngstown, Ohio.

Surviving are his wife, Margaret; daughters, Jessica K. (Jeff) Burbrink, Goshen, and Elaine L. Wiggins, Indianapolis; sister, Sylvia (Nelson) Buck, Red Bluff, Calif.; grandchildren, Jeremy, Jocelyn and Janelle Burbrink; and stepgrandson, Philip Burbrink.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Bruce served in the U.S. Navy on the U.S.S. Basilone and was discharged in 1958. He attended Indiana University, South Bend, and worked as an insurance investigator for Equifax and Owen’s Security. He attended First United Methodist Church for more than 20 years and enjoyed gardening and reading.

A memorial service will begin 1 p.m. July 29 at Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Home, 311 S. Main St., Goshen. The Rev. Larry Smith will officiate.

Memorial gifts may be directed to Northridge Area Swim Association (NASA) Scholarship Fund via Elkhart County Community Foundation or the Goshen Public Library.

Online condolences may be sent at www.rrefh.com.

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