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Cecil Riggs, 1889-1962


Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 3/11/2009 at 19:45:49


Albert CecilRiggs, 73, was found dead of a heart attack in the flower garden of his home at W. 405 5th Ave N. yesterday [Aug 10, 1962] at 10:30 a. m.
Mr. Riggs was a lifelong resident of Estherville, operating a draying and trucking business here.

He was born here April 13, 1889, the son of Isaac and Sarah Riggs, and was married to Lela Mae Bullis, June 13, 1914, at Dows. Mr. Riggs was a 1909 graduate of Estherville High School.

Survivors include one son, Rex; twin daughters, Mrs. William (Dorothy) Hiveley and Mrs. Vern (Doris) Dahna, all of Estherville, a niece, Mrs. August (Alice) Haisman of Armstrong, who was reared in the Riggs home; one sister, Mrs. Ed Beatty of Spirit Lake and 15 grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were his wife, four sisters and four brothers.

Funeral services will be held Monday with a family service at 10:30 a.m. at Sandin-Fuhrman Funeral home and a public service at 2 p.m. at First Methodist Church. The Rev. Fred Ortmeyer will officiate. Burial will be in East Side Cemetery. Friends may call at Sandin-Fuhrman from Saturday until 11:00 a.m. Monday when the body will be taken to the church to lie in state until the time of service.

Pallbearers will be C. J. Mathieson, Fred Elwood, Palmer Halverson, Glenn Story, Lonnie Pierson and Morton Evans.

Contributed by: Doreene Hansen. Source: Estherville Daily News, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa; August 10, 1962.


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