Robert Bigger, 91

Robert Nathan Bigger, 91, of LaFontaine, died at 1:45 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, at his home.

He was born Jan 5, 1928 in Stinesville, to Clifford R. and Grace L. (Swafford) Bigger.

Robert was a 1946 graduate of Concannon High School in West Terre Haute, Indiana. He married Margaret Louise Futrell in Andrews, Indiana on April 16, 1950. He worked at Ford Meter Box 42 years, retiring in 1989. Robert attended the Pilgrim Holiness Church in Marion. He was known for whistling and singing. His hobby was painting cars, but he especially enjoyed vacationing and just spending time with his family. The family would like to thank Parkview Hospice, and great-granddaughter, Aubry Jackson, for her invaluable assistance in caring for Robert.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret Louise Bigger of LaFontaine; five children, Mary M. (Eric Matchison) Rhodes of Murphy, N.C., Barbara L. (Dennis) Schaaf and David E. (Mabel) Bigger, both of LaFontaine, Miriam L. Walton of Burlington, Ky., and Daniel L. (Linda) Bigger of Morrow, Ohio; 12 grandchildren, Denny Broens of Russiaville, Jaime (Cory) Jackson of Peru, Robert  (Meghan) Broens of Logansport, Nathan Bigger, David Bigger, both of LaFontaine, Deborah (Joe) Grillo of Marlette, Michi., Tara Drury and Desire (Troy) Wheeldon, both of Florence, Ky., Bradii Walton and Takoda Walton, both of Burlington, Ky., Yavonne (Tim) Trapp of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Jeff Bigger of Elkhart; five step-grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandson; three siblings, Clifford Bigger of West Terre Haute, Eva M. Ritchey of Rockville, and Paul E. (Diana) Bigger of Logansport. 

He was preceded in death by his son, Nathan Bigger, and three brothers, James M. Bigger, John Bigger, and David Bigger.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with the Rev. Phil Harris officiating. Burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 4 - 8 p.m., Tuesday, and one hour prior to the service Wednesday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Pilgrim Holiness Church.

The memorial guest book for Robert may be signed at

Posted on 2019 Feb 26