Roger E. Higgins, 76, of Bradenton, FL, passed away April 12, 2016 at Tidewell Hospice. Cremation has been accorded and graveside services are 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 11, 2016 at Peniel Cemetery in rural Joy, IL. Memorials may be made to the Roger Higgins Scholarship Fund. Fippinger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements and online condolences may be made at www.fippingerfuneralhome.com.
Roger was born January 25, 1940 in Alexis, IL to Charles E. and Doris (Kenney) Higgins. Roger served in the U.S. Army Reserves and the Iowa National Guard.
Roger was employed at Pekin Insurance Company for 30 years, retiring as district claims manager in 2001.
He was a past president of the Cedar Rapids Adjusters Assn., Sunrise Optimist Club and a member of the American Legion Post #24.
Survivors include his loving wife of 56 years, Marilyn; daughters, Lisa Higgins of Vail, AZ, Sherie (Edwin) Zoss of Ankeny, IA; grandchildren Alexandria and Ethan Charlwood; Samantha and Max Zoss; and two brothers, Dave and Doug.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Dereth Brokaw, two brothers Dale and Danny; and great-nephew Ethan.
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Saturday, June 11th, 2016, 11:00am, Peniel Cemetery