Joseph R. Wygal

April 14, 1946 - March 18, 2020
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Joseph R. Wygal finished life on this earth at 7:25 a.m., Wednesday, March 18, 2020. He was born April 14, 1946 to the late Thelma and Joseph R. Wygal, Sr. in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Brenda K. Moyer Wygal.

Other survivors include a son – Quinn Wygal of Wapakoneta; a daughter – Joanna Wygal of Lima; a mother-in-law – Patricia Moyer of Waynesfield; a brother – Tim (Wanda) Wygal of Lexington, KY; a close cousin – Mike Phipps of Atlanta, GA; a sister-in-law – Regina (Tadd) Turner of Harrod; brother-in-laws – Terry (Mary) Moyer of Sidney and Scott Moyer of SC; four nieces and six nephews.

He was preceded in death by a father-in-law – Richard Moyer; a brother-in-law – Mike Moyer.

Joe retired from the USMC after two tours of duty in Vietnam. He also retired from Honda Transmissions in Russells Point.

Joe was a Jehovah’s witness and he loved studying the Bible and sharing his beliefs with others. He was faithful to his god Jehovah, his family, and his friends. He will be greatly missed.

Due to restrictions of the COVID-19 virus, services will be held at the convenience of the family at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Kingdom Hall of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, 703 West Bluelick Road, Lima, Ohio 45801.

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Born: April 14, 1946
Died: March 18, 2020

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Mike Greene posted on 3/27/20

I appreciate Mr Wygal's military service to our country. May you rest in peace and your memory be a blessing. I sent a donation in his name to the Salvation Army- a religion that actually helps the poor, as Jesus commanded us to do-- And does not prophecy false dates of the Lord's return- (stay Alive until 1975).


Tom Magoto posted on 3/20/20

Sorry for your loss as well we are sorry that his many friends cannot gather to support your family. Joe was a great guy at work and as a friend outside the work environment. My last interaction was at the barber shop some time back where it was like we had never lost touch. Joe’s sharing of knowledge about gun handling in close quarters was a first for me and something that I will not soon forget.


Joan Augsburger Wilhelm posted on 3/20/20

Brenda, so sorry to hear of your loss. I saw Thelma Klausing-Brinkman a few weeks ago and said you had moved back to Lima. I tried to find your phone number to call you but could not. I have been gone from Prudential for 20 years and it is really hard to believe. I think about all the good people and times at Pru. Again we are so sorry to hear of Joe's death.