Ole Man Wigle becomes a centenarian
Mr. Norman Wigle is seated near his great granddaughter Racine Landry with his chantilly birthday cake waiting to be cut. Standing from left are granddaughters Ann Nolan and Diane Landry and great granddaughter Davlyn Nolan.
And Norman Wigle did just that Saturday when he was the center of attention at a 100th birthday party in his honor.
Held at Wynhoven retirement home in Marrero where he is a resident, many friends he knew during his century of life attended. Well known as Ole Man Wigle, he lived in St. Charles Parish where he was very active for most of his years.† He never drank or smoked but played poker seven nights a week.
During his lifetime he took his boy scout troop on trips to the Smoky Mountains 10 times. He started driving at the age of 11 and drove for 85 years.
After retirement from employment in the parish at the age of 62, he opened up a frame shop on River Road which he ran for many years. Mr. Wigle wrote articles which appeared in the St. Charles Herald and then St. Charles Herald-Guide. Some of them gave his opinions on what was going on in the parish. He actually worked for 80 years, from the age of 13, and retired at the ripe young age of 93.
He reached the centurion age on August 17 at which time he was on a cruise in the Caribbean. He and his wife Ann took 32 cruises together during their lifetime. Norman, who loved to be at sea, was one who often helped entertain at stage shows aboard ship.
Mr. Wigle was a member of United Methodist Church in Luling for 60 years. He was married to Ann for 73 years.
A highlight of the birthday party was Norman singing ďBattle Hymn of the RepublicĒ in his resounding baritone voice, not missing a word or a note. The party hosted by grandchildren Ann Nolan, Diane Landry and Scott Nolan was an exciting hallmark event in the life of Ole Man Wigle.
Subscribe Today and Save!!!
St. Charles Herald-Guide is an award-winning newspaper that covers all aspects of St. Charles Parish - from schools and parish government news to social events, features on our local residents and sports.
Order your subscription today!
A New Sarpy man was sentenced in federal court to two years in prison and three...
A new variant of synthetic marijuana may be coming to St. Charles Parish that could...
Originally opened in 2005, the Satellite Center will celebrate 10 years at a...
A 54-year-old Destrehan man was indicted by a grand jury on two counts of...
Two months ago, Luling resident Lisa Bilich stumbled upon several buy/sell/trade...
A blaze last Thursday on River Oaks Drive in Destrehan has displaced a mother and...
Your family barbershop, beauty parlor, and hair salon all in one convenient location. Bring the whole family to our friendly and attentive staff for a relaxing shave and haircut or complete hairstyle. Children's cuts $12.00 and Adults starting at $14.00
Luling firefighter dies 2 months after being diagnosed with leukemia - 2660 views
Luling shift firefighter Joseph Riebow, 39, whoís fight against leukemia was documented in the Jan. 1 edition of the St. Charles Herald-Guide, died on Jan. 8.