Gene E. Riggs, 87

Gene E. Riggs, 87, of LaFontaine, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020 at his home.  Gene was born on Dec. 20, 1932, in Anderson to the late Chester W. and Alma (Beaty) Riggs, Sr.

Gene served in the United States Army.  He married Marilyn V. Chambers; she passed away on Dec. 21, 1982.  Gene then married Patricia A. Leahy on July 4, 1986; she passed away on Sept. 27, 2004.  Gene worked as a supervisor in HR at Foster Forbes.  He attended First Church of God in Fairmount.

Gene is survived by four sons, Robin (Sheila) Riggs, of LaFontaine, Guy (Linda) Riggs, of South Bend, David Riggs, of Elkton, Md. and Xen (Stephanie) Riggs, of New Albany, Ohio; one brother, Robert Riggs, of Brownstown; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by two brothers. 

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020 at Point Isabel Cemetery in Grant County.

Funeral services have been entrusted to McDonald Funeral Homes, LaFontaine Chapel, LaFontaine.

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Posted on 2020 Sep 25