Gene E. Riggs

December 20, 1932 ~ September 10, 2020 (age 87)

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Gene E. Riggs, 87, of LaFontaine, passed away on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at his home.  Gene was born on December 20, 1932, in Anderson, Indiana 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 December 21, 1982.  Gene then married Patricia A. Leahy on July 4, 1986; she passed away on September 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, Indiana, David Riggs, of Elkton, Maryland and Xen (Stephanie) Riggs, of New Albany, Ohio; one brother, Robert Riggs, of Brownstown, Indiana; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by two brothers.  

A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at Knox Chapel Cemetery, Point Isabel, Indiana. 

Funeral services have been entrusted to McDonald Funeral Homes, LaFontaine Chapel, 104 South Main Street, LaFontaine, Indiana 46940. 

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