Richard W. Higbie Sr. 79 of Long Point passed away Saturday evening (April 7th) at his home.
A visitation will be held Wednesday from 4 – 7 PM at the Winterrowd Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 AM at the Central Church of Christ, Streator. Burial will be in the Long Point Cemetery.
Dick was born on March 7, 1939 in Watertown, WI to Warren and Mabel (Propp) Higbie. He married Cheryl Olesen Elliott on December 14, 1978. She survives.
Also surviving are children Richard Higbie Jr. of Long Point, Dale (Cindy) Higbie of Ventura, CA, Randy (Cheryl) Higbie of Denton, TX, Scott Higbie of Denton, TX, Alicia (Nick) Hall of Denver, CO, Jeffery Vaughn Elliott of Streator and Steven Paul Elliott of Pontiac, 17 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren, brother Robert (Karen “Cooki”) Higbie of Benton City, WA, sisters Karen (Jack) Betenz of Janesville, WI, Kay (Donald) Reinders of Jefferson, WI and Kathy (Frank) Kexel of Jefferson, WI and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents and daughter-in-law Tami Higbie.
Dick graduated from Jefferson High School in Jefferson, WI in 1957. He was employed with the former Pontiac Chair Factory for many years and for many years he worked at the Long Point Post Office. Dick had served for many years on the Long Point Village Board and the Long Point Fire Department and was affiliated with the Central Church of Christ.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donors choice.