William (Bill) Howard Wrigley

William (Bill) Howard Wrigley died October 31, 2021, at Jefferson Community Health & Life in Fairbury. He was 99 years young.Born February 15, 1922, near Derby Iowa to John E. and Wilma (Kroetsching) Wrigley. When he was two years old his family moved to the Wrigley family farm near Harbine. Bill attended school in Harbine through tenth grade, then graduated from Diller High School in 1939.In 1941 he attended sheet metal school in Fairbury and then went to Baltimore, Maryland where he worked at the Glen L. Martin plant, building B-52 bombers, and later transferred to the company’s plant in Omaha. Bill entered the Marine Corp in the fall ...


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