Wesley J. Sigman, 63

Wesley James Sigman of Fair Haven, formerly of Howard Lake, passed away unexpectedly Feb. 19, 2021. He had reached the age of 63 years, 4 months and 15 days.

Wesley was born Oct. 4, 1957, at the Cokato Hospital to Loren and Gertrude (Dake) Sigman. He grew up in Howard Lake, and attended school there.

Wesley joined the United States Marine Corps, and entered service Nov. 29, 1974. He was honorably discharged Oct. 31, 1980.

Following military service, Wesley worked in construction, building silos. He went to school for law enforcement and worked for the Superior, Wisconsin Police Department. He also did security work at casinos and hospitals. Later, he worked for a cable company installing cable for internet and telephone.

Wesley married Joanne Marie Ford, Aug. 5, 1989. The couple made their home first in Superior, WI, and later, Fair Haven, MN.

Wesley went to school to learn heavy crane operation in 2012, and most recently worked in that capacity at Astech corporation of St. Joseph, MN. He enjoyed computers, fishing, and metal detecting.

Wesley is survived by his mother, “Gert” Pettit of Howard Lake; wife, Joanne of Fair Haven; children, Danny (Crissy) of Paynesville, Ryan (Kim) Zeppelin of Hutchinson, Jessie (Clint) Kidman of Plymouth, UT, Kory (Mel) Conway of Newfolden, and Jaryl Sigman of Colorado Springs, CO; 17 grandchildren, including Alexis at home with Wesley and Joanne; and siblings, Ardis, Genelle, Marvin, Melanie, Lisa, Justin, Jim, and Peggy.

He was preceded in death by his sisters, Stacy and Linda; and brother, Dennis.

A public visitation took place from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at St. Johns Lutheran Church of Howard Lake.

In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to St. Judes.

Swanson-Peterson Funeral Homes of Howard Lake and Cokato handled the arrangements, http://www.swansonpeterson.com.

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