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Christopher Cowan "Kit" Higgins, M.D.

Battle Creek

Christopher Cowan "Kit" Higgins, M.D., 77 of Battle Creek died July 7, 2013 at Bronson Battle Creek.

He was born June 7, 1936, the son of Kenneth F. and Annabelle (MacRae) Higgins in Detroit.

Kit graduated from Ferndale-Lincoln High School, attended Albion College and received his medical degree from the University of Michigan.  He served in the Michigan Air Guard as a Flight Surgeon from 1962 until 1968.  He worked as a radiologist in Battle Creek from 1967 until retiring in 1997 and served a term as Chief of Staff at Community Hospital.

Kit is survived by his wife Joan E. (Blaurock) Higgins of Battle Creek; sons, Stephen E. (Jane) Higgins, M.D. of Portage, Scott A. (Barbara) Higgins, of Kalamazoo, Kenneth E. (Laura) Higgins of Wayzata, Minnesota and John C. (Tegan) Higgins of Milford; ten grand children and sister, Carol McNeal of Okemos; brother-in-law Bill Shanks, of Battle Creek.  He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Kathryn Shanks.

Kit was a member of the Calhoun County Medical Society and Michigan State Medical Society; the U of M Victors Club and the U of M Alumni Association; the Battle Creek Country Club; and the Knife and Fork Club.  He especially enjoyed hunting, fishing and boating, skiing and playing golf with family and friends.

The family will receive friends from 4 until 8:00 p.m. Thursday, July 11, 2013 at Shaw Funeral Home.  Services will take place 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 12, 2013 at the funeral home, Rev. Thomas J. Ott, officiating.  Memorial contributions may go to the Battle Creek Community Foundation Scholarship Fund or the Food Bank of South Central Michigan.

The family is being served by Shaw Funeral Home.


Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on July 9, 2013
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