SSG (RET) Will M. Wiggins III, 71, of Junction City, KS, passed away on February 8, 2021. Johnson Funeral Home of Junction City is assisting the family with cremation arrangements.
He will be placed Friday February 26, 2021, at the Kansas Veterans' Cemetery, 5181 Wildcat Creek Rd., Manhattan, KS.
He was born on March 25, 1949, in Orlando, Florida, to Will M. Jr. and Janet Maxine (Hedrick) Wiggins. As a young man, he joined the United States Army May 22, 1969. He served in many places both domestic and abroad. While stationed in Germany, He met a young lady named Rosemarie Viehmann. On October 10, 1969 they married in Bad Nauheim, Germany. They traveled to many places with Will’s military obligation, until they ultimately settled in Junction City, Kansas in 1987.
During his honorable time in service, he earned many honors and decoration that include but are not limited to: the Army Service Ribbon, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (1), Good Conduct Medal (3rd Award), National Defense Service Medal, Driver Badge, Overseas Service Ribbon (1), Army Achievement Medal, Sharpshooter (M-16 Rifle & Hand Grenade).
Will is survived by his four daughters, Carola (Alfred) Horne of Junction City, KS, Christina (Robert) Hambruch of Annapolis, MD, Stephanie T. Davison of Los Angeles, CA, and Tamara (Matthew) Gardner of Commerce City, CO; Three grandsons, Steven K. Hambruch of Annapolis, MD, Alexis C. Horne of Junction City, KS, and Aidan L. Gardner of Commerce City, CO; granddaughter, Angel M. Horne of Junction City, KS; and a host of loving family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Rosemarie Wiggins.
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