John L. Wrigley

OAKLAND – Mr. John L. Wrigley, 53, of Oakland, passed away unexpectedly at home on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021.

John was born Feb. 16, 1967, where he resided most if his life at his family farm with his late mother, Alice L. Wrigley, and his late aunt, Beverley O. Wrigley. He graduated from Messalonskee High School in 1986. He worked for Fabian Oil for approximately 10 years and Hammond Lumber for approximately 25 years.

John enjoyed spending time with his family and friends as well as camping, attending races and four-wheeling. He also took great pride for the last 15 years restoring his grandfather’s 1946 Red Chevy Pickup.

He is survived by his stepdaughter, Maila E. Couture of Oakland; and his brother, Jason Meade and his family of Skowhegan; as well as his uncle Dana and aunt Marie Wrigley of Oakland, aunt Betty and uncle Tom Pierce of Belgrade. Further survived by his cousin, Bill Wrigley and Heidi Otis and family.

In honoring with John’s wishes there will be a celebration of life when it is safe to come together.

Arrangements are in the care of the Wheeler Funeral Home, 26 Church St., Oakland, where condolences may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the website at

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