Weldon P. Riggen

Peoria Journal Star, Tuesday, January 10, 1995
Submitted by Barbara Miroslaw 


Laura - Weldon P. "Nub" Riggen, 67, of 19111 N. Route 78 died at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 9, 1995, at his residence. Born Aug. 7, 1927, in rural Laura to Thomas A. and Wilna G. Catton Riggen, he married Sally A. Campon Aug 15, 1980, in West Jersey. She survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Frank (Mary) Williams and Mrs. Doug (Joyce) Bishop, both of Spring Bay; four stepdaughters, Tina Wilkins of South Dakota, Mrs. Thomas of Lacon, Mrs. Joe (Nancy) Newell of Chillicothe and Mrs. Jeff (Betty) Reason of West Jersey; one stepson, Perry Camp Jr. of Dunlap; one sister, Mrs. Leland (Marcia) Whittaker of Princeville; one foster sister, Myrna Kelley of Galesburg; 23 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. One son, Tom Riggen; one daughter, Cheri Riggen; and two brothers preceded him in death.

He was a heavy equipment operator for 34 years working out of Operating Engineers Local 649, retiring in 1989. He was Millbrook Township Road Commissioner for 6 1/2 years until December 1994. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Hammitt-Hott Funeral Home in Princeville. The Rev. Rick Anderson will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Princeville Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to a fund set up to help defray his medical expenses.  


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