Dale B. Riggs, Palmyra, WI (1930-2014)
March 22, 1930 - April 18, 2014
Dale B. Riggs, age 84, of Palmyra, WI, completed his journey on earth on Friday, April 18, 2014. Dale was born on March 22, 1930, in LaGrange, WI. He married Colleen Murphy on Sept. 27, 1952, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Whitewater. Dale managed the Strand Theater in Whitewater, and worked at theaters in Elkhorn and Watertown. He was also employed at the University of Whitewater and the Whitewater city schools. After he retired, he was a playground supervisor at the Palmyra Elementary School. Dale was involved with the Boy Scouts, the American Legion in Palmyra, and enjoyed traveling (especially cruises).
Dale is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Colleen; Children: Karen of San Antonio, TX, Ken (Lisa) of Watertown, WI, Sandra (Bob) Douglas of Sussex, WI, Gary, Suzanne and John (Cindi-Sue) of Palmyra, WI; 20 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. He is further survived by other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Dianne Ehrhardt in 1998.
A Funeral Mass for Dale will be held at ST. MARY'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 919 W. Main St., Palmyra, WI, on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at 11 a.m. with Father Brian Wilk officiating. Burial will follow at ST. MARY'S CATHOLIC CEMETERY. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. on Wednesday until the time of mass at the CHURCH.
The family would like to extend a special thank you for the care and compassion received from Dr. Manakas, Dr. McGuire, and Rainbow Hospice.
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Arrangements completed by:HAASE LOCKWOOD & ASSOCIATES FUNERAL HOMES, Palmyra 262-495-2127.