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Harry Wiggins

May 1, 1918 - June 29, 2012

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Harry Willard Wiggins was born May 1, 1918 in Dent County, Missouri, a son to Ralph and Mary (nee Case) Dennison Wiggins.  He died June 29, 2012 at his residence at the age of 94 years. He built his home and retired to his Hillsboro (Mt. Freedom) home after working as a baggage handler for the Terminal Railroad, St. Louis.  He loved working outdoors and practiced carpentry as a hobby. He is survived by his wife of 65 years Addie (nee Craig) Wiggins, Hillsboro; children, Edmund Wiggins, St. Petersburg, FL; Carolyn (Mark) Hazen, Florissant; Kathryn “Kitty” Weirich, Columbia; grandchildren, Gary, Scott, and Andrew Hazen, Katie Smith, Rachel Weirich, and James Weirich; one great-grandchild, Lauren Hazen. He is preceded in death by half brothers, Paul and Herbert Dennison; and one  half sister, Gladys Van Meter. Harry attended St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church and  was a member of Mt. Hermon Methodist Church. He served in the U.S. Army’s 33rd Armored  Regiment during WWII as a tank driver where he was awarded five Bronze Stars for Normandy, Northern France, Germany, Ardennes,and the Central European Campaigns. He was also awarded a Silver Star and a Purple Heart. As an expression of sympathy memorials may be made to St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 1004 Rock Road, De Soto, MO 63020. Darlene Payne, Pastor of the St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church will officiate the service.  Interment with full military honors will follow at the Mt. Hermon Cemetery, near Salem, MO at 1:30pm Tuesday July 3.