Layne Edward Wigle, 59, of Deerfield, Ill., passed away unexpectedly at his home. Born March 19, 1956, at Mitchel Air Force Base, N.Y., he traveled the world as a U.S. Air Force dependent. He graduated from California Polytechnic University, Pomona.
He is survived by his wife, Olga; his mother, Helen Ann Wigle of Hesperia, Calif.; his brother, John, of Bristow, Va.; his sisters, Jean Ann Wigle of Hesperia and Diane Reed of Show Low, Ariz.; and countless aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Francis “Sonny” Wigle, and his maternal grandparents, Helen and John “Dutch” Macomber. Layne worked and lived in Greenport for a short time during his youth.
He was a mathematics professor at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago for over 23 years. He was a warm, friendly man who made his mark in the world, not with grand gestures or some fancy title, but by the basic love and generosity of his character, by the quality of his involvement with his teachings of all things academic, and how he brought out these qualities in others. It was his gift. He is one of those people that will be missed by all who knew him.
We acknowledge and share both our joy in the gift that his life was to us, and the pain that his passing brings. In sharing the joy and pain together, may we lessen the pain and remember more clearly the joy.
There were many wonderful aspects to Layne’s life, and many ways that he touched our lives. He will be remembered as a dedicated husband, loving son, brother, a great friend, a generous uncle, cousin, golfer, martial arts student, and a friendly face that you always look forward to seeing. In all these ways and more, he made our lives richer and fuller.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced at a later date. Contributions can be made in his name to the American Heart Association. The family requests that prayers be said on their behalf.
Let the sun shine upon his soul as he soars through the heavens.
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