Age 69, Onondaga, Michigan, passed away November 8, 2013 at his home. He was born March 3, 1944 in Lansing to Rance “Bud” and Lorene (Ringenberg) Riggle.

Jim was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy, later worked for General Motors, retiring after 38 years. He was a member of Local 1618, enjoyed hunting and loved NASCAR.

He is survived by his wife Rita Riggle; children: Robert (June) Riggle, Richard Riggle, and Sherry Riggle; grandchildren: Aubree, Jagger, Jenna, Ashley, Christafer, Myles, Jennifer, and Jestin; a great-grandchild, Ali’Yanna; sisters: Jane Riggle-Miller and Janyce (Tim) Driver; an uncle, Harry Henderson; mother-in-law, Fleta Kinney, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and father-in-law, Wayne Kinney.

The funeral service for Jim Riggle wll be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel. Visitation of family and friends will be 7:00-9:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Those planning to make a donation in Jim’s name may do so to the Capital Area Humane Society.

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7 Messages to “James Robert “J.R.” Riggle”

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    Myles Edmond (your midget) Says:

    You’ll never be forgotten. I Love & miss you. REST IN PEACE POPS!!

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    Kristen Kinney Says:

    Oh, Uncle Jim, the thought of your wisecracks and funny stories, combined with your hilarious orneriness makes me smile. It has been a long time since I saw you last… no harm no foul… just how life is sometimes.

    You always tried to act so tough but I knew you since I was born and you did have a heart of gold.

    To my cousins, I pray you can find peace for the past, the present and the future and if any of you know Uncle Jim’s recipe for his awesome coleslaw I need you to make me some.

    RIP Solider! May you rest in peace… -

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