Paul Albert "Bert" Rigdon (1947 - 2012)


JESUP – Paul Albert "Bert" Rigdon, Jr., 64, of Jesup, died Friday, Oct. 12, at his home of an apparent heart attack. He was born Dec. 31, 1947, in Waterloo, the son of Paul Albert Rigdon and Darlene Mae Hemsath.
On Oct. 11, 1975, he was united in marriage to Susan Lee Cutshall at the Grace Methodist Church in Oelwein.
Bert is survived by his wife of 37 years, Sue; two daughters, Sara (Brian) McAlmond of Waynesville, Ohio, and Katey (Erick) Thompson of Ankeny; one sister, Karla (Larry) Wright of Johnston; two brothers, Dennis (Sharon) Rigdon and Dean (Ann) Rigdon, all of Jesup. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral Services will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the American Lutheran Church, Jesup, with Pastor Dawn Pederson officiating. Burial will be at Cedar Crest Cemetery, Jesup. Visitation was Tuesday, Oct. 16, from 2 to 8 p.m. at White Funeral Home, Jesup and for an hour before the services, Wednesday, at the church.
Memorials will be directed to the church, the Jesup Ambulance, and other charities in Bert's honor. Online condolences can be left at
White Funeral Home, Jesup is in charge of the arrangements.
Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Oct. 15 to Nov. 3, 2012