LENWOOD - Cubert J. Wig, age 91, of Lake Amelia, went to be with the Lord, on Tuesday May 9, 2006 at the Glenwood Village Care Center.
Funeral service will be 10:30 am Saturday, May 13, 2006 at the All Saint's Chapel in the Glenwood Retirement Village with Chaplain James Gronewold officiating. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the chapel on Saturday. Interment will be at West Lake Amelia Cemetery near Villard.
Cubert John Wig, the son of Andrew and Katie (Stern) Wig, was born January 30, 1915 in Brooten, Minnesota. He grew up in the Brooten and Glenwood area and graduated from Glenwood High School. In his younger days he was a ski jumper, boxer, and enjoyed playing banjo. Cubert was united in marriage to Cornelia Mary Hoeschen on August 3, 1936 and they made their home in Glenwood for four years and then moved to Minneapolis, MN. and he drove street cars. They moved to St. Paul in 1944 where he worked as a carpenter for 15 years. Sadly, his wife Cornelia died April 25, 1975. Later he retired as a millwright and moved to Lake Amelia in 1977. He enjoyed fishing, playing cards, riding his four wheeler, tractors, and other recreational vehicles. He and Cornelia had enjoyed collecting, repairing and restoring antique clocks. He loved playing polka music and Norwegian songs on his accordion. Cubert had a great sense of humor, loved his family, and enjoyed traveling with them in his later years to Florida, Washington, and Hawaii. His sweet smile and his happy disposition will be deeply missed.
Cubert is survived by daughters, Jo Ann Hovde of Minnetonka, MN, Shari and husband Dennis LaFrance of Edina, MN, Kathy and husband Arnie Bikers of New Hope, MN; grandchildren John and Jim Dornfeld, Suzi (Lee) Folwick, Justin and Erin Bikers; great grandchildren, Nikki and Katie LaFrance; sister, Dorothy Myrvold; and sister-in-law Mickey Wig of Glenwood, MN. He is preceded in death by his wife Cornelia; parents, Katie and Andrew Wig; and brother Sweeney Wig.
The family of Cubert would like to thank the Glenwood Retirement Village for their wonderful staff that compassionately cared for him.