Michael Lynn Wiggam was born on Oct. 10, 1972, in Kingman, Arizona, to George Wiggam and Alice Hammond (Kofoed). Mike lost his battle with depression and alcoholism on Sunday, July 14. For most of his life he was a beacon of hope and love, an example for many to look up to and a friend to anyone he met.
Michael had many accomplishments, including becoming an Eagle Scout, being selected for all-state band playing tuba (his favorite thing to play was “Popcorn Popping on the Apricot Tree”), and earning a master’s degree in human resources from Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh. He was a loving son, brother and father. Michael had three beautiful children with Kristen Machen: Niki, Megan and Ian. He leaves behind many who will miss him immensely.
Michael has asked to be placed to rest next to his grandparents, Lynn and Ila Kofoed, at the Evanston Cemetery. There will be a memorial celebrating his life at the Superintendent’s Office on 1449 Main St. in Evanston, on Aug. 10, at 1 p.m., with a luncheon to follow. His cremains will be laid to rest at a later date.
Michael had an ongoing struggle with depression and alcohol, and his family would like to make everyone aware that there is help. In lieu of flowers or food, please make a donation to his GoFundMe drive at https://www.gofundme.com/f/michael-wiggam-memorial-fund to help support his family, or please reach out to someone you know who is suffering.