Betty L. Wigand, 88, Ireland

Betty WiggandBetty L. Wigand, 88, of Ireland, died Monday (November 10) at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. She was born in Dubois January 1, 1926, to Fred and Elsie (Breitweiser) Zehr. She married Cyril J. Wigand July 2, 1946, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ireland. He died October 14, 2012.

Betty and her husband operated the Wigand Grocery Store in Ireland for many years. She assisted in the operation of the Cyril Wigand Insurance Agency and also worked at General Electric in Huntingburg during World War II. She was a member of St. Mary’s Church in Ireland and enjoyed sewing, cooking, crafting, gardening, and quilting.

She is survived by one daughter, Toni Weyer and husband Marvin, Ferdinand; two sons, John Wigand and wife Donna, and Patrick Wigand and wife Patti, all of Jasper; eight grandchildren; four step grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and seven step great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one sister, LaVeta Weber.

Services at noon Thursday at St. Mary’s with burial following in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. Memorial contributions may be made to St Mary’s Church or the American Heart Association. Online condolences may be made at

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