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William H. "Bill" Riggen

February 12, 1935 October 8, 2020
William H.  "Bill" Riggen
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Obituary for William H. "Bill" Riggen

WILLIAM H. “BILL’ RIGGEN, 85, of Morrison, IL, died Thursday, October 8, 2020 at Resthave Home in Morrison.

A private family graveside service will be held at Grove Hill Cemetery; there will be no public visitation. The Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Bill was born February 12, 1935 in Duncan, IL to Samuel and Veffie (Bell) Riggen. He was a graduate of Morrison High School. On November 18, 1955 Bill married Velma E. Rosenow in Morrison. She died March 19, 2018. Bill was employed as a tool designer by General Electric in Morrison, IL, where he graduated from the General Electric Apprenticeship Program and later taught the design element of the program.

Survivors include two sons, Ernest (Cheryl) Riggen of Morrison and Raymond (Deb) Riggen of Baraboo, WI; four grandchildren, Alex (Allison) Riggen, Elliott (Jessica) Riggen, Kira (Rolando Gonzalez) Riggen and Emily (Nick) Alvarez.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Velma; two sisters, Luella Riggen and Arlene Burkley; three brothers, Richard, Howard and Charles Riggen.

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