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Curtis Piggott 1919-2009


Posted By: Mary Durr (email)
Date: 8/6/2009 at 19:31:56

James Curtis Piggott

Curtis Piggott, 90, of Waukon died Thursday, July 2, 2009 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 7 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon, with Fr. Joseph Schneider officiating. Burial was held in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

James Curtis Piggott was born May 7, 1919 in Waukon, the son of James and Katherine (Waters) Piggott. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon, attended St. Patrick Catholic School and graduated from Waukon High School in 1937. Curtis farmed with his parents in Ludlow Township for several years.

March 9, 1943 he married Betty Jean Thomson at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon. Curtis and Betty farmed in Ludlow Township for many years, operating a dairy herd and raising beef cattle, chickens, hogs, and grain. They moved to Waukon in 1982, and he continued later in life to help his son Greg with the farming operation. Curtis loved everything about the farming life and continued to "go out to the farm" up until just a few weeks before his death.

Curtis was a lifetime member of St. Patrick Catholic Church. He was also a member of the Farm Bureau and served on the Soil Conservation Board. He enjoyed spending time with his family and following his grandchildren's activities. He also loved fishing, hunting, traveling, taking rides throughout the countryside and playing cards - especially euchre with his card club - and was an avid Hawkeye fan. Curtis never missed a good party and loved meeting new people and seeing new things in his trips and travels.

Survivors include his wife, Betty of Waukon; his children, Peggy (Ron) Henning of Decorah and Greg (Rosella) Piggott of Waukon; seven grandchildren, Devon (Rick) Wagner, James and Justin Piggott, Stacia (Mike) Sonderman, Beth (Dan) Knudsvig, Wade (Cathryn Meyer) Henning and Aryn (Benji) Nichols; and six great-grandchildren, Tanner Henning, Danielle Wagner, Henry and Wyatt Knudsvig and Thomas and Emma Sonderman. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Catherine Jaquish.

Honorary casketbearers were Wade and Cathryn Henning, Beth Knudsvig, Aryn Nichols, Stacia Sonderman, Devon and Rick Wagner. Casketbearers were James and Justin Piggott, Dan Knudsvig, Benji Nichols, Mike Sonderman, Tanner Henning.

The Waukon Standard, July 8, 2009
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