Walter "Bill" Higgins

Walter "Bill" Higgins

Des Moines

Walter William Higgins, 61, passed away October 13, 2012 at Bright Kavanagh House. A memorial service celebrating his life will be at 4 p.m., Thursday, October 18 at Brooks South Town Chapel, 7601 Fleur Drive, with the family greeting friends one hour prior, beginning at 3 p.m. A private burial will be at a later date at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Bill was self-employed with Tech Services and previously worked for R & R Welding, Titan Tire and 3E. He will be remembered as a loving family man who enjoyed watching old movies, figure eight races and was an avid reader. Bill had a great sense of humor and will be remembered as a "master mechanic" who could fix almost anything.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jim Higgins; step-father, Bill Conley and daughter, Toni Higgins

Bill's memory will be cherished by his wife of 27 years, Robin; children, Tina Higgins (Hugh Holtman), Amy (Mark) Berg, Dustin (Jessica) Rankin and Amber Higgins (Rex Bullard); eight grandchildren; mother, Mary Conley; siblings, Ruth Jackson, Judy (Paul) Holtman, Virginia Conley, April Conley and David (Vicki) Conley as well as numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and friends.

Memorials may be directed to the family.


Funeral Home

Brooks South Town Chapel - Des Moines
7601 Fleur Drive Des Moines, IA 50321
(515) 285-4600

Published in Des Moines Register from Oct. 16 to Oct. 18, 2012