Official Obituary of

Daniel "Dan" James Wigert

May 18, 1966 ~ February 12, 2024 (age 57) 57 Years Old

Daniel "Dan" Wigert Obituary

Daniel James Wigert was born on May 18th, 1966, in Anaconda, MT to Janis and Gary Wigert.  On the evening of February 12th, 2024, Danny passed away at his home. Danny was raised by his parents until 8th grade, and then he left to live with his Uncle Don and Aunt Linda Anderson to pursue his passion for rodeo.  During his teenage years he was successful in saddle bronc and bull riding making it to the high school and college National Finals. As an adult he was successful in Rodeo as well, making it to the NRA Finals and qualifying in bull riding for the World Finals. He then married Queeda Wigert on September 14th, 1990, and had one son Brock Wigert and raised his daughter Tiora Ferguson.

Danny graduated from Colstrip High School and attended Miles City Community College and Eastern Montana College (MSUB).  He earned a degree in Agriculture and attended classes for elementary education.  Dan was employed by the Colstrip School District from 1989 to 2004.  In 2004 he relocated to Anaconda where he has been employed by the Montana State Prison until the time of his death.  Danny enjoyed camping with his family, singing and playing guitar around the campfire, fishing at Georgetown Lake, and his recent favorite “dirt fishing” with Rick Wyant and brother Howie. Danny and his brother Shawn enjoyed making up lyrics and singing one of a kind songs about life. 

Danny was a special guy at work too, where he made many people laugh and had many close friends there.  There was never a dull moment and had a good rapport with everyone. 

Dan was preceded in death by his grandparents Earl and Helen Wigert, Fred Greenup and Hannah Westad, Mother Janice Wigert and brother Shawn Wigert. 

He is survived by his wife Queeda Wigert, surviving children Brock Wigert (Katyn Bennett) and Tiora Ferguson, Father Gary Wigert, Aunt Linda and Uncle Don Anderson (Bonus Parents), Brothers Howard (Roxanne) Wigert, Ben Wigert, Bonus Brother Mack Anderson and Bonus Sister Debra (Brian) Williams and Sister-in-law Michelle Wigert. He had numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, and extended family.   

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, February 16, 2024, at the Longfellow Finegan Funeral Home Chapel, 107 Oak St., Anaconda, MT, at 1 p.m. A reception will follow at the VFW from 2 p.m .to 4 p.m.

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Funeral Service
February 16, 2024

1:00 PM
Longfellow Finnigan Riddle Funeral Chapel

February 16, 2024

2:00 PM
Anaconda VFW Post 1876 Hall
500 E. 4th St.
Anaconda, MT 59711


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