Wilma L. Igert
Wilma L. Igert, 88, of Benton Township died Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph.
Services celebrating her life will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, July 8, at the Fairplain Chapel of Florin Funeral Service in Benton Township. Burial will follow in Crystal Springs Memorial Park. The visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday at the Fairplain Chapel. Memorials may be made in memory of Kathy Igert (her daughter-in-law) to the Pancreatic Cancer Association. Please share memories, messages or photos at www.florin.net.
Wilma was born on Feb. 15, 1931, in Benton Harbor, to her parents, Virgil and Katherine Zachary. She married her husband, Vern Igert, on July 1, 1950, and he preceded her in death in 2009. Together they celebrated 59 years of marriage. She had been employed at V-M Corp and was a teachers aide for the Benton Harbor Area Schools. She and her husband, Vern, owned the Modern Antique Firearms store in Benton Township. She enjoyed bingo, puzzles and collecting anything with cows. Wilma was an avid Cubs fan and always was ready to see them play. She was a determined individual who was a homemaker and loved spending time with her grandchildren.
Her family includes her children, Roger (Kathy) Igert of Eau Claire, Gary (Cora) Igert of Watervliet, Ricky Igert of Watervliet and Scott Igert of Benton Harbor; her eight grandchildren: Bret Igert, Kristin (Eric) Kolenko, William (Malyssa) Pflugrandt, Meri Igert, Candace (Matt) Marquette, Misti (Joe) Peek, Josh (Erica) Igert and Austin Igert; her 13 great-grandchildren; and her one great-great-grandson.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, two sisters and her daughter-in-law, Kathy Igert.