Wanda Lou (Bigham) Bale

July 1, 1939 ~ July 7, 2021 (age 82)


Wanda Lou Bale, age 82, of Marshall, took her last breath with her family at her side on Wednesday, July 7, 2021. Wanda was born in Grayling, MI on July 1, 1939, the daughter of the late Arthur W. Bigham and Alice B. (Short) Bigham.

Wanda, Richard, and their children moved to Marshall from Allegan to start S&S Metal Finishing in 1966; then Marshall Home Projects. From 1976 on Wanda worked various jobs. Wanda was always caring for others, and that is what brought her the most joy! Heaven gained an amazing grandma/lady that will be missed every day.

Wanda is survived by her son, Steven Bale; and her granddaughter, Brittney Bale. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Jody Bale; two sisters, Betty Hoskins and Marilyn Parsons; one brother, Leonard Bigham.

Cremation has taken place and a gathering will be planned for a later date. Arrangements were entrusted to Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services, 723 US Hwy 27 N, Marshall, MI 49068. Please visit to view the online obituary, sign the guest book or leave messages for the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Humane Society of South Central Michigan, 2500 Watkins Rd, Battle Creek, MI. Memorial contributions may be brought to the funeral home, mailed directly to the Humane Society, or by visiting

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