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Walter J. "Jim" RIGWALD Jr.


1948 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Walter J. "Jim" RIGWALD Jr. Obituary
Loving, Caring Man Retired Postal Worker - age 66 of Roberts WI and formerly of St Paul MN, died on Aug 14, 2014 of sarcoma related to exposure to Agent Orange. Walt was born on May 31, 1948 to parents Walter J. Sr. and Shirley Ann (Jewell) Rigwald. Walt served our country in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War. He is best known for his work as a mail carrier and in Real Estate. Walt is survived by his loving wife, Sandy Wright; his children, Jim (Lori) Rigwald, Melissa (Tim) McCarthy, Ryan Rigwald, and Sandy's children, Amy (Eric) Engen, Laurie Wright, and Jeff (Marlene) Wright; their grandchildren, Cooper, Finley, Ethan, Brooklyn, Kalli, Will, Jac and Landon; as well as siblings Dale and David Rigwald, and Pat Anderson. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00am on Wed, Aug 20th at Bethel Lutheran Church, 920 3rd St in Hudson, WI. Burial with military honors will take place at 2:45pm at Union Cemetery in Maplewood, MN. Visitation will take place 1 hour prior to the service at the church, and also from 4:00-8:00pm on Tues, Aug 19th at the O'Connell Family Funeral Home, 520 11th Street S in Hudson, WI. A photo sharing board will be made available for friends to bring & leave photos with his family. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the discretion of the family, and will later be used to benefit cancer research and Veterans. The family would like to personally thank everyone that helped over the last two years, especially "Dave", the U of M doctors and Floor 7D. Hudson, WI 715-386-3725
Published in Pioneer Press on Aug. 17, 2014
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