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Friday September 2nd, 2016
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Marcus (Marc) Lowell Wignes

Marcus Lowell “Marc” Wignes was born on August 6, 1925, in Eidsvold Township to John H. and Emma (Hansen) Wigness. He grew up on the family farm in Eidsvold Township. Marc enlisted and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II from 1943 – 1946. He graduated from Minneota High School in 1948. On March 26, 1951, he was united in marriage to Marion DeRoode. Marc was a member of the American Legion, Engels-Wilson Post 564 of Ghent for more than 50 years and served as Commander for two terms. He was also a longtime volunteer firefighter in Ghent. Marc worked as a beer salesman for DeRoode Distributing and Grong Sales for many years. Marc and Marion owned and operated the M & M Corner in the 1960s and the M & M Café from 1980 – 1985. He worked for his daughter, Brenda, casually for 12 years. Marc enjoyed cribbage, reading and word puzzles. His children and grandchildren were especially important to him. Marc died on Tuesday, August 30, 2016, at the Minnesota Veteran’s Home in Luverne, MN. He is survived by his daughter Brenda Swoboda of Marshall, grandchildren Bree (and Scott) Anderson of Minneota, Chris (and Laura) Swoboda, Nikki (and Ben) Theisen, and families, son John Wignes (and Darla Renneke) of Sioux Falls, SD, grandchildren Cade and Shaina, son Robert "Fuzzy" (and Shawna Ruby) Wignes of Sioux City, IA, grandson Chad, great-grandchildren Carter and Logan, honorary daughter Lori Head, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents John H and Emma, wife Marion, son-in-law Doug Swoboda, siblings Warren Wigness, Vivian Krohling, Gloria Kjorness, Orville Wigness, Donald Wigness, Arby Wigness.

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A candle was lit in memory of Marcus Wignes

Jan Faris Sep 3 2016 3:26 PM

My deepest sympathies to the Wignes family. Marc was such a super guy, he will be missed by many.

Jan Faris Sep 3 2016 3:26 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Marcus Wignes

Dave Wigness Sep 2 2016 7:54 AM

As I think of uncle Marc and all the fun times we have had together in Ghent, during BA days, and while visiting my parents. As I sit here planning my own sons funeral, David Jr., it brings back a lot of memories, when David was a child and could not finish his dinner at Silver Dollar because he could not wait to see Marc and Marion. We love and miss you Uncle and Great-uncle Marc.

Dave Wigness Sep 2 2016 7:54 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Marcus Wignes

Barb and Becca Wigness Sep 1 2016 5:52 PM

Uncle Marc will be missed by many. We will always remember his smile and his laugh - he could certainly brighten up a room! I'm sure he and Marion are once again having a great time together - two beautiful angels!

Barb and Becca Wigness Sep 1 2016 5:52 PM

Marcus will certainly be missed!! I mourn with you on the loss of a great man! Heaven is indeed wealthier today. I was able to enjoy his company, laughs and great smile while he was here at the Veteran's Home. My deepest sympathy to you and his family. ~

Evelyn Thode Sep 1 2016 2:02 PM

Will always remember with love and a smile.. A memory I would like to share.. Old friends here then gone, My how the time has flown Another old friend has passed, Just remembering brings a smile, Ghent in the 1950s, Our family was new in town, Going into that small caf, The guy behind the counter Said with a smile, Hi Im Marc This is Marion my wife, What can I do for you today, I ordered a soda and then, He said, you looking for a job, I answered with a cautious maybe, His next words were you are hired, Well see you at the house at four, So the next day, there I went, Meeting Brenda, Johnny Mike and Fuzz, And through most of my high school days That is where you could find me, I would hear Marc say, hey Tressa What do you want for supper, Always with a smile and a laugh, Knowing that it would be The left over special that day, I wonder if they serve Scrambled eggs on Friday in heaven Tee 2016

Theresa Skorczewski Sep 1 2016 12:26 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Marcus Wignes

Pat and Mary Jo Remick and family Sep 1 2016 11:15 AM

We will miss Uncle Marc and his ever present smile!!! He always had stories to share and was always so happy and couldn't brighten any one's day!!! He was a great man that will be missed by many. Brenda, John, Fuzz and families, you are all in our thoughts and prayers!! Love you guys.

Pat and Mary Jo Remick and family Sep 1 2016 11:15 AM

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