Wendell Ralph Rigney, 79, of Granite City, passed away on Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, at Granite City Nursing Center.
He was born on Jan. 13, 1936, in Powersburg, Ky., the son to the late Burby and Lou Eller (nee Stinson) Rigney.
He was preceded by his wife, Patricia (nee Minzes), whom he married on Nov. 29, 1963.
Wendell retired as a machinist from Olin. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was a competitive marksman.
He is survived by one son, Steven (Sonya) Rigney of Granite City; one daughter, Tamara Rigney of Smithton; one grandson, Aaron of Granite City; and three brothers, Kenneth (Diana) of Arthur, Lloyd (Vicki) of New Castle, Ind., and Stanley (Hazel) of New Castle, Ind.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, www.sunsethillcemetery.com.
Visitation and funeral services were held on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015, at the Sunset Hill Funeral Home in Glen Carbon. Internment was at the Sunset Hill Cemetery.