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Sgt. Michael George Wiglesworth III
Jul 28, 1971 - Aug 28, 2021

Sergeant Michael George Wiglesworth III, 50, was born in Kansas City, KS on July 28th, 1971 to Michael George Wiglesworth II and Marjorie Wiglesworth (Spears).  Michael went home to be with our Lord on August 28th, 2021. He graduated from Washington High School in 1989. He earned his Auto Technician & Welding Certificate from Kansas City, Kansas Community College. He served his country for 22 years, deployed to Germany and Kosovo, and aided in the Hurricane Katrina Disaster Relief. He spent his life becoming a jack-of-all-trades, being a handyman for those he loved. He was known for his wit and infectious laugh. Michael was fluent in sarcasm. He was a fantastic Papa and a loving husband and father. He was a memorable friend to anyone who crossed his path. He was loyal, chivalrous, and selfless. He was a man of God.

He is survived by his Mother, Brother Steven Thomas Wiglesworth,Wife Melissa. His 7 Children - Abigail Lathrop, John Wiglesworth, Isabelle Wiglesworth, Kristian Wood, Jeremey Koebel, Kaytlyn Tiemann, and Dakota Tiemann. His 7 Grandchildren - Elizabeth, Benjamin, Lilliana, Audrey, CJ, Oliver and Sophia.  His cat, Honey (24).


Graveside service will be held 2:30 pm, Friday, September 17, 2021 at Leavenworth National Cemetery, 150 Muncie Rd., Leavenworth, Kansas. 

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Leavenworth National Cemetery
150 Muncie Rd.
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Sep 17 ,2021
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2:30 pm
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Yusef Harris Aug 31 ,2021

Classmate ,Kansas City ,Kansas

To the Family of Michael Wiglesworth III we the Washington High School Class of 1989 send our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Wiglesworth Family. Melissa we pray that you and the family have peace, comfort and understanding in the coming days. We are deeply saddened for your loss. Mike was a great Classmate and was loved by many and we hope that the memories of all that is good about Mike will continue to sustain you all as you cope with living without the Man you so deeply loved. Again deepest condolences on behalf of the Washington High School Class of 1898 Wildcats. Mike will be sorely missed.

Deb Ballew Aug 31 ,2021

A friend indeed. ,Richmond ,Missouri

My heart is heavy with loss. My buddy and friend it helps to know you are meeting and remeeting the best of all people. So many to talk with. Enjoy the happiest of all places.

Donna (Cox) Gomez Aug 31 ,2021

USD 500 Alumn - K-10 ,Overland Park ,Kansas

You always remember the people you grew up with, the kids from your old neighborhood and for some, you remember the silliest things. Mike is one of those people. Maybe it was his wit and sarcasm, or the expert side eye he gave when you know he was thinking of “hmm, what is my next act?” From Kindergarten at Stony Point North (Go Eagles 🦅) and onto Arrowhead Middle School and a few years and Washington, that’s where I lost touch, but never forget. Like our fellow classmate Yusef shared, I wanted to add a few things to make you smile, because that’s what Mike would do. He served our country with honor and if you ever find a coin on his headstone, know it may include one of his classmates and know his memory lives on. May God be with you all during this time and wrap you with love and may you find comfort celebrating his memory.

Leslie Sass Kamai Sep 01 ,2021

Friend ,Kansas City ,Kansas

Our family sends our heartfelt condolences for Mike’s passing; he was always such a nice guy with a great smile for everyone; he will be missed…..

Rebecca Grizzell and Justin Dickson Sep 01 ,2021

Our hearts go out to the Wiglesworth family during this period of loss. Although we don’t know exactly what to say, we want the family to know that we are with them in thought and wish them comfort and peace as they put Sgt. Michael to rest.