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Jerry "J.J." Higgins

1942 - 2013 | Notice Condolences
Jerry "J.J." Higgins Notice
Higgins, Jerry "J.J." Age 70, of 10997 N. Hwy 24, passed away at 12:42PM, Saturday, August 17, 2013 at Graham Hospital Emergency Room in Canton. He was born August 18, 1942 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the son of Joseph G. and Eleanor (Sroka) Higgins. He married Susie Nebergall on July 3, 1978 at Pekin. She survives. Also surviving are five children, Kirk J. Higgins of New Berlin, Wisconsin, Kim L. (Gary) Christopherson of Mukwonago, Wisconsin, Traci (Jeff) Miller of Lewistown, Kelly A. (Shawn) Thorson of Mukwonago, Wisconsin, and Travis (Lana) Koontz of Lizton, Indiana; two brothers, Pat (Eunice) Higgins of Muskego, Wisconsin and Joe (Janet) Higgins Jr. of Oconomowoc, Wisconsin; nine grandchildren Cassi, Carli Jae, Trey, Jaimie, Savannah, Luke, Brianna, Ethan, and Piper; two great-grandchildren, Wheeler and Sienna. He was preceded in death by his parents. J.J. was a Local 8 Union Iron Worker. He also worked for MCI for over twenty-two years. He loved tower work. He was also a civil engineer. After retirement, he worked at Canton Ready Mix for five years. J.J. served his country in the U.S. Army 101st Airborne. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Lewistown, and a lifetime member of the NRA. Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM, Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at the Henry-Lange Memorial Home in Lewistown with Reverend Danie deBeer officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery at Lewistown with a military service by the Lewistown VFW Post 5001 and the Lewistown American Legion Bishop Post 1. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the memorial home. Memorial contributions may be made to his church. To view J.J.'s Life Tribute Video or to send online condolences visit
Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Aug. 20, 2013
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