2018-01-04 / Obituaries

Wilma Ruth Bigon

Funeral services for Wilma Bigon, 87, of Northrup, Texas are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Serbin with Rev. John Schmidt officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Wilma Ruth (Noack) Bigon was born on January 2, 1930 in Winchester, Texas to Paul Otto & Alvina Bertha (Nakunz) Noack. She was baptized on January 19, 1930 at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Winchester by Rev. Erich Moebus. She was confirmed on April 18, 1943 at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Winchester by Rev. E.R. Rathgeher. Her confirmation verse was 2 Peter 3:18, “But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and forever! Amen”. Wilma was united in marriage to Ellford “E.R.” Bigon on November 2, 1947 at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Winchester, Texas by Rev. H. Traugatt. Their marriage was blessed with three children, John, Sue and Jim Bob. Wilma was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Serbin and was a lifetime member of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League where she served as president. She was also a member of the Adult Choir, various home demonstration clubs, sold Stanley home products, and worked as a seamstress for Invader Boats. Wilma and Ellford owned and operated ER Bigon Grocery, now known as Northrup Store, from 1964-1974. Wilma enjoyed cooking, canning, gardening, floral designing, and was a custom hat designer.

Wilma passed away the morning of Saturday, December 30, 2017 at Oakland Manor Nursing Center in Giddings.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul & Alvina Noack; her husband, Ellford E.R. Bigon; son, John Bigon, and six sisters, Lillian Teinert, Mary Mitschke, Helen Mitschke, Edna Mitschke, Leona Dunk and Barbara Noack.

Wilma is survived by her two children, Sue Wachsmann & her husband, Melvin of Spring, and Jim Bob Bigon and his wife, Kathleen of Northrup; three grandchildren, Chris Wachsmann and his wife, Alainna of Hockley, Melanie Wachsmann of Tomball, and Shawn Bigon of Northrup; one great grandson, Wyatt Wachsmann of Hockley; two sisters, Thelma Kieschnik of Winchester and Ann Meier & her husband, Foster, of Weatherford, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

Serving as pallbearers will be Michael Urban, Jonathan Mitschke, Ricky Stork, Tommy Boettcher, Michael Teinert, and J.C. Schramm.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church Building Fund, 1572 County Road 211, Giddings, Texas 78942, or to the charity of one’s choice.

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