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Gladwin County Obituary/Death Notice
Ralph Kiggins


   Ralph Kiggins, 53, of Grout township, succumbed Friday at 10:15 p.m. after an illness of seven years with heart trouble. Funeral services were held at the Hall Funeral Home here Tuesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Ellis Biggs of the Assembly of God Church officiating. Burial was in Highland cemetery with services at the grave in charge of the American Legion.

   Born in Mercer county, Ohio, on June 3, 1890, Mr. Kiggins was married on March 5, 1919, to Miss Viola Jenkins, at Alexandria, Virginia. He served more than seven years in the U.S. Army spending 2 1/2 years in service on the Mexican border in the Cavalry under General Pershing, 21/2 years in the Phillipines, and the remaining time at a Base Hospital Camp near Humphrey, Virginia. He attained the rank of Staff Sergeant. The Kiggins have lived in Gladwin county for the past 15 years.

   Surviving are the widow; three sons, Wayne, of Fort Bliss, Texas; Ralph and Vaughn at home; his aged father, of Gladwin; and one brother, Lester, of Gladwin.

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Highland Cemetery, Gladwin, MI
Ind. Sgt. 8 Cav.
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Gladwin County Record, Gladwin, MI
P:2 C:1
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January 2005
Tom Ladner
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