REV. MICHAEL BIGLEY, SDS
Fr. Michael J. Bigley SDS, age 71, died unexpectedly on Jan. 30, 2013, in Gilbert, AZ. Born in La Crosse, WI on March 23, 1941, son of George and Edna Bjorge Bigley. Entered the Society of the Divine Savior (Salvatorians) on June 29, 1961, and received the religious name "Brother Mark." Ministered as a Brother for 17 years at Salvatorian schools in Wisconsin, New Jersey, California, Iowa, and Maryland. Ordained a deacon in 1978 and ministered in Wisconsin and Alabama. Ordained a priest on October 23, 1987, and served at parishes in Arizona, Tennessee, and Wisconsin, including Mother of Good Counsel in Milwaukee and St. Pius X in Wauwatosa. Also ministered as spiritual director to men in the Salvatorian formation program. Preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Patrick. Survived by four sisters: Donna Montalvo of Tempe, AZ, Marlene Fadness of Elk Grove, CA, Diane Kelley of Pueblo, CO, and Veronica Carnechas of Newburry Park, CA; two brothers: Richard of Highland Ranch, CO, and Charles of Pueblo West, CO; as well as his sisters and brothers in the Salvatorian Family.
Visitation Friday, Feb. 8, 10-11 am at The Chapel of Alexian Village, 9301 N. 76th St., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 am. Burial Friday 3 pm at Salvatorian Cemetery, St. Nazianz, WI.