In memory of

Michael W. “Mike” Wrigg, age 70

November 13, 1948 – June 6, 2019

Michael William Wrigg (Mike)

Nov. 13, 1948 – June 6, 2019

Mike, age 70, died on Thursday June 6th, from advanced Pancreatic Cancer.

Mike was born in Glendive to John and Betty Rutherford Wrigg. He received all of his education in the Glendive Elementary Schools and Dawson County High School from which he graduated in 1967. He then attended one year of Dawson Community College and subsequently was drafted into the U.S. Army where was deployed to Thailand and was honorably discharged in August 1970.

Mike then moved to Billings to pursue additional education, but instead went into business with his brother Charles at Wrigg’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream Store. After which he went to work doing insurance investigation work and was transferred to Helena around 1979. After the investigation company moved their operations, he remained in Helena and worked for Tabbert Construction for 31 years as their Construction Superintendent up until the time of his death,

Mike was preceded in death by his parents John and Betty (Rutherford) Wrigg and is survived by brothers Rusty and wife Jan Sensibaugh of Helena, Charles and wife Genia of Great Falls, Carlin and wife Helen of Laurel, sister Patricia Keller and husband Jim of Denver. Also surviving are children Andrew Crider, Brenden Crider-Wrigg and Kelci Crider of Clarksville, TN, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

He will be laid to rest in the Montana State Veterans Cemetery at 2:00 pm, Friday, July 19th, with full military honors.


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  1. To the Wrigg family
    I was sad to learn Mike passed away, but know he is now free from suffering. My thoughts are with his friends and family. Diane Pedersen

  2. Carol Chouinard Hanson says

    To Mike’s family. Sorry to read about his passing. I graduated from school with Mike.
    RIP in peace and fly with the angels.

  3. Steve Blackburn says

    So sorry to hear about mike! I loved his sense of humor!! Good man! Served his country well! He was a believer!

  4. Mike Friend says

    Wrigg Family,
    So sorry to hear about Mike. I had the honor and privilege of working with him, off and on over the last 13 years or so. Mike is the definition of one of a kind! His unique personality will be missed by all who knew him.

    I will miss you my friend, RIP.

  5. Mary Kelley says

    Please accept our condolences for the loss of “Big Mike”. He was one of our favorites and we will miss him! We always were happy to visit with him. We are sending strength and courage to you as you learn to live without him in your lives. Rest In Peace Mike! Jack and Mary Kelley

  6. Jim and Betsy Phillips says

    Wrigg Family
    So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Jim and Betsy Phillips

  7. Vanessa Tolson says

    Big Mike used to come to Farmers’s Market and buy candles from me, he always stopped by to give me a bad time & we would always have a good laugh. Many times he would come to my booth with his arms full of goods he had purchased and asked me to hold them for him while he shopped more. He was quite the guy. RIP Big Mike you left an impression, I have to smile when I think of you.

  8. I am so sorry for your loss. Mike lived in the appartment above my mom for 18ish years. She passed away in December.
    I have many memories of Mike. He was always so kind to my mom. He would give her Parrot Chocolates at Christmas, and bread during the Farmer’s Market.
    I pray they are able to rekindle their friendship.

  9. Russ and Marcia Brown says

    Mike was a keeper, although not easily caught.

    We have been friends and brothers (from different mothers) going back to when our friendship began in 1967 at Dawson Junior College. I lived with him in his mother’s home as if we were related by blood. Our times together were many over the years and they were all special – cause that is what he was to me.

    I will miss his consistent style with his ever changing story. He will always be my friend. Love ya bro.

  10. I am so sorry for your family’s loss. Mike was a long time customer of mine mostly at Gabes (now Cedar st) Conoco. Also at Rock Hand, Power Townsend, and Motherlode. I enjoyed playful bantering with him. He will be missed by all of us at Conoco.

  11. Raisch’s says

    Rusty and Jan,

    Our deepest condolences on the death of your brother Mike.

    We miss you both and remember the good times in MT. together.

    May your many wonderful memories of your brother, and the love of God-family-friends bring you peace and comfort until you meet again.

    With loving condolences,
    Val and Bob

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