Rosemary Wiggins, age 90, of Hanover Park, formerly of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on May 3rd, 2020

Rosemary was born on October,4, 1929 and passed away peacefully on May 2, 2020.

All Services will be private.

Rosemary is survived by her loving children, Jeff (Sue) Wiggins, Dawn (Kevin) Smith and Judy (Jeff) Mitchell; her cherished grandchildren, Ashley (Chris) Freer, Eric (Emily) Smith and Randy Wiggins; her loving great-grandchildren, Alyssa Freer, Madison Freer, and Hunter King; and her dear siblings, Elmer (Carol) Klean and Dolores Gilbride.

Rosemary is preceded in death by husband, Gordon L. Wiggins; her parents, Elmer and Nora Klean and her sister, Jean Knodell.

Rosemary attended Proviso East High school where she was a Drum Majorette and Baton Twirler. She grew up in Forest Park and got married in 1952. A few years later they had a home built in Lombard, which she remained and raised her family in for over 50 years.

After the death of her husband, she decided to move out to be by her daughter and her family in Hanover Park.

Rosemary was all about her family. From baton practices for her daughters, to baseball and hockey games for her son, then traveling with the Drum and Bugle Corps for many years with her daughters. She loved attending her grandsons football games, and granddaughter and great-granddaughters dance recitals.

Rosemary was a true homemaker and loved being home to raise her children. After her children were grown, she worked some part time jobs in offices.

She loved to travel with her husband, family, and friends on cruises. She also enjoyed taking trips to Hawaii, Alaska, Arizona and California and Florida to visit family.

Rosemary’s life was built around her family. She was always waiting for the never ending next major life event to happen… Grandchildren’s’ Graduations and Weddings and Great-Grandchildren to be born. Thankfully, she was able to achieve all of her next event dreams.

She was active at the Wayne County Senior Center. Rosemary enjoyed playing cards, taking road trips, going to holiday parties and making new friends.

She will truly be missed. Her memory will last in all our hearts forever. Heaven did receive a REAL ANGEL.

In lieu of flowers donations to Guardsman Drum and Bugle Corp Alumni Association in care of Laura Fanning 11808 Hubbe Court, Huntley Illinois 60142 appreciated.

Arrangements made by Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard. For more information 888-629-0094.


2 Comments so far ↓

  1. Dawn SMITH says:

    We Love you
    Hope you and Dad are dancing again.Please watch over my family until we meet again❤
    Forever in my heart & soul.

  2. Mary Kay Steinbach says:

    Rest In Peace Beautiful Rosemary, watch over your loved ones while they hearts are mending. You will be missed I’m sure of that.

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