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Wanda V. Riggen

August 18, 1932 November 26, 2023
Wanda V. Riggen
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WANDA V. RIGGEN, 91, of Morrison, IL, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 26, 2023 at Rock River Hospice and Home in Sterling, IL.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, November 30, 2023 at the Morrison United Methodist Church, with Pastor Sun-ah Kang officiating. A visitation will be held from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 29th at the Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home. Interment will be at Grove Hill Cemetery in Morrison. A memorial has been established in her honor.

Wanda was born August 18, 1932 to Clark and Stella (Barnhart) Nelson, in Fenton Township of Whiteside County, IL. She attended Valley Grade School and graduated at the age of 16 from Erie High School, in 1949. She married Charles F. Riggen on August 8, 1953 in Morrison, IL. They enjoyed 57 years together until his passing on July 21, 2010. Wanda had worked at General Electric, the G.E. Credit Union, FS Company, and lastly, for 20 years at the Whiteside County Environmental Health Department. She retired in 1992. Wanda and Chuck enjoyed traveling and had visited many places of interest in the United States, including 48 state capitals, many Civil War sites, museums and presidential homes. She was a member of the Morrison United Methodist Church and had volunteered at the Odell Public Library. Wanda enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, traveling and genealogy.

Survivors include one daughter, Nancy (Gary) Riggen; one son, Mike (Lynne) Riggen; three grandchildren, Andy Riggen, Michelle (Jesse) Campbell, and Bill Bos; six great grandchildren, Gianna, Cicily, Laurel, and Lydia Campbell; Camille Valdez; Everly Bos; four sisters, Neva Baar, Joyce Snyder, Virgina (Tom) Bush and Esther Mohns; one brother, Danny (Linda) Nelson.

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4:30 PM 11/29/2023 4:30:00 PM - 7:30 PM 11/29/2023 7:30:00 PM
Bosma-Renkes - Morrison Chapel

404 Lincolnway East
Morrison, IL 61270

Bosma-Renkes - Morrison Chapel
404 Lincolnway East Morrison 61270 IL
United States





10:30 AM 11/30/2023 10:30:00 AM
Morrison United Methodist Church

200 W. Lincolnway
Morrison, IL 61270

Morrison United Methodist Church
200 W. Lincolnway Morrison 61270 IL
United States

Cemetery Details


Grove Hill Cemetery Final Resting Place

East High Street
Morrison, IL 61270

East High Street Morrison 61270 IL
United States

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