Earl R. Riggin, 80, Indianapolis, passed away peacefully at home August 18, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Earl was born October 11, 1936, in Indianapolis, to the late Richard P. and Jessie (Harmening) Riggin.
He graduated from Manual High School and proudly served in the United States Army. Earl worked for the United States Postal Service for 35 years, retiring as a manager in 1992. He was a member of St. Barnabas Catholic Church. Earl was an active member of the Knights of Columbus, having served at Grand Knight of the Msgr. M. Downey Council 3660 and as Faithful Navigator of the Fourth Degree Bishop Chatard Assembly. He will be fondly remembered by a loving family and many friends.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Patricia (Allen); children, Kelly A. (Garry) Ritter, Annette M. (Doug) Means, Richard E. (Maria) Riggin, Rebecca J. (Jeff) Wycoff, and Michael A. Riggin; brother, Donald O. Riggin; sister, Mary Lou Thompson; 11 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m., Monday, August 21, 2017, in the Daniel F. O’Riley Funeral Home, 6107 S. East St., where morning prayers will be said at 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, August 22, 2017. The Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10 a.m., Tuesday, in St. Barnabas Catholic Church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society or to St. Barnabas Catholic Church. Visit www.ORileyFuneralHome.com to share a favorite memory or to sign the online guest registry.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Starts at 10:00am (Eastern time)
St. Barnabas Catholic Church