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Michael Andrew Wrigley

Birth Date: September 25, 1941
Death Date: January 17, 2018

Michael Andrew Wrigley, 76, of Forsyth, passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2018 in Illinois Veteran’s Home in Quincy.

Michael was born September 25, 1941 in Decatur, Illinois, the son of Robert Michael and Esther Irene Wrigley. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy. Michael retired from the State of Illinois where he served as a CPA. He married Ruth Morland on February 4, 1967 in Decatur. They shared over fifty years together.

Surviving is his wife Ruth, children Jennifer (John) Cernich of Riverton, David (Wendy) Wrigley of Manhattan Beach, California, and Andrew (Nicky) Wrigley of Troy, Michigan, brothers Steve (Linda), Tom (Betty), Bob, Jim (Becky), and Chris (Robyn), sisters Mary (Larry) King and Melinda O’Brien, sister-in-law Jacque Wrigley, and grandchildren Lydia, Thomas, Daniel, Johanna, Katherine, Samuel, Mary Katherine, Timothy, and Micaela.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers John and Matthew Wrigley, and sister-in-law Gloria Wrigley.

Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate Michael’s life will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, January 24, 2018 in St. Patrick Catholic Church, 407 E Eldorado St, Decatur, with Rev. John Burnette, celebrant. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the Mass. Burial with military honors conducted by the Macon County Honor Guard will be at Calvary Cemetery in Decatur. Memorials are suggested to the Illinois Veteran’s Home in Quincy.

Arrangements by Moran & Goebel Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2801 N. Monroe Street, Decatur, IL 62526. View the obituary, send condolences, and share memories with the family at

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January 24, 2018
Calvary Cemetery
Decatur, IL 62522
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January 24, 2018
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St. Patrick Catholic Church
407 E. Eldorado Ave. Decatur, IL 62523
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  1. Mike was one of the ‘older’ cousins when I was growing up. He always had a smile and kind word for everyone. Mike was my Comfirmation sponsor. Please accept my condolences and know you and Mike will be in my prayers.
    Tom Wrigley

  2. Dear Ruth. I am so sorry to hear of Mikes passing. My condolences to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are of you and your family. I am sure Uncle Bob, Aunt Easter, John, Matt and Gloria will all be with him..God Bless..Bill Wrigley

  3. To Dave and the Wrigley family,

    We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your father, and our prayers are with you and your family.

    Brad & Kate Patterson

  4. Dear Mike … I am so proud to be your brother. You saved my life!

    My family remembers when I fell through a shower door and cut my left wrist. I was 15 years old and would have died. I would have bled to death if you weren't there. They may not remember that it was you and Dad that saved me but I remember every day and thank God for you because you were there for me.

    You grabbed my wrist and held it tight. You didn't let go until we traveled, by car, to the hospital. How did you hold on so long? You talked to me all the way there so that I wouldn't stop and think about what just happened. You visited me often in the hospital and told me everything would be alright. You were right!

    It was over a year before I could use my hand, I could have lost my hand, or died, but you wouldn't let that happen. I have my left hand and have been able to use it the rest of my life. Everyday, I look at my left wrist and the scar reminds me of when my big brother was there to save my life. It reminds me of you and the 2nd chance I was given to live.

    50 years later you were there to save my life again.

    I have suffered with chronic back pain since 1998 and three back surgeries, Just this year, you did research for the implant that is currently in my back, it was supposed to relieve my chronic back pain .My pain is almost totally gone. Mike you did this while in the Veterans home in Quincy. You called your son David, in Los Angeles for me, and gave me great advice on this device and because of you I had the procedure and here I am again in a bad situation that turned out changing my life in a huge positive way.

    You talked to me every week while in the home and always asked me how my back was doing. You never talked about your condition and yet I worried about you daily.

    My prayers have always included you and always will.

    You are my big brother,.. and my hero,…in so many ways!

    I will love you and pray for you …Always,


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