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Born: Sep 25, 1926

Date of Passing: Apr 07, 2017

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MICHAEL EDWARD WIRGAU 1926-2017 It is with sadness we announce the passing of our husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Mike was born September 25, 1926 on the family farm in Kerry District, MB. He left this life on April 7, 2017. Growing up he worked on the farm and the timber sales with his Dad and brother Louis. At age 27 he started to work for the Manitoba Dept. of Highways - Bridge Div. working his way up to supervisor. When he retired at age 60 Mike and Lil moved to Beausejour to be closer to their family. Mike was an avid hunter with his motto being "one shot, one deer". Each fall, until he was 83, he enjoyed hunting with his son-in-law, Neil, and his three grandsons. Mike loved berry picking and gardening. Over the years his beautiful garden produced some of the biggest tomatoes, potatoes and pumpkins in Beausejour. Remaining to forever cherish his memory are his wife of 63 years, Lillian; children, Audrey Miller (Neil), Dianne Babiak (John); grandchildren, Barret Miller, Troy Miller (Sara), and Jonathan Babiak (Patty); and great-grandchildren, Colby and Wyatt Miller. He is survived by sisters, Tillie Klymchuk, Margaret Klymchuk, Isabel Maksymyk, Judy Penner (Ernie), Betty Perron (Paul) and brother Richard Wirgau (Denise); sisters-in-law, Mary Kolodka (Ben) and Thelma Hogue (Doug); brothers-in-law, Ted (Monica) and Ernie Schure and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by parents, Frank Wirgau and Augusta (nee Rentz) and stepmother Olga; his in-laws, Vera and Joe Fuchs; sisters, Mary Kalweit, Emma Schachtay, Ella Horn, brothers Louis Wirgau and Harold Wirgau; brothers-in-law, Bill Klymchuk, Tony Maksymyk, Emil Kalweit, Gary Fuchs, Eddie Fuchs; sister in-law Phyllis Schure, and nephews Billy Klymchuk and Bradley Wirgau. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, Beausejour. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to a charity of your choice. Family and family times were always important to Mike. We will miss you and love you forever! SOBERING FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, Beausejour 268-3510 or MB Toll Free 1-877-776-2220

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 10, 2017

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • So very sorry to hear of Mike's passing. Sincere synpathies to the Wirgau family. Cam - Posted by: Cameron Rentz (Cousin) on: Apr 13, 2017

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