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Gaylyn O. Wigen

Gaylyn O. Wigen

Nov. 13, 1947 - Aug. 10, 2008

HUTCHINSON -- Gaylyn Odean Wigen, 60, of Hutchinson died Sunday at Hutchinson Area Health Care.

The service will be at noon today at Lake Jennie Covenant Church in rural Dassel. Burial will be in Ripley Cemetery in Litchfield.

Arrangements are by Dobratz-Hantge Chapel in Hutchinson.

He was born Nov. 13, 1947, in Mora to Maynard and Helen (Brandt) Wigen. The family moved to rural Litchfield where he attended country school. After his father's death, they moved into Litchfield. He graduated from Litchfield High School in 1965, and he lived in rural Dassel.

He lived most recently in Hutchinson with his life partner, Rhonda Burge. He worked briefly with the Hutchinson Leader and most recently as a housing inspector with Heartland Community Action Agency in Hutchinson.

He is survived by his partner; her children: Brent Burge (and David Aman) and Ryan (and Bryn) Burge; his parents: Harold and Helen Mattson of Dassel; sisters: Calla Beal of Minnetonka, Darla (and Loren) Nass of Dassel; stepbrothers, Del (and Suzanne) Mattson of Union, Mo., Gordy (and Corrine) Mattson of Minneapolis; and stepsister: Sharon (and Todd) Asplin of Dassel.

He was preceded in death by his father.