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John A. Higgins


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John A. Higgins Obituary
John A. Higgins, 82, of Hoagland, passed away on May 17, 2017. Born on December 17, 1934, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, he was a son of the late Robert and Agnes Higgins.
He proudly served his country in the Army, during the Korean War; he retired from Marathon Oil Company after 31 years of service.
He was a first responder and was a baseball coach for many years and was a constant thorn in the side of the umpires.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Linda Higgins; children, Sara (Michael) Purfield, of Denver, Colorado, Lora Higgins, of Michigan Center, Michigan, Amy (Shawn) Armstrong, of Punta Gorda, Florida and Patrick (Christy) Higgins, of Hoagland; 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Memorial calling will be held from 1-4 p.m., Monday, May 22, at Advantage Funeral & Cremation Service, 2403 East Wallen Road, Fort Wayne.
In lieu of flowers the family request that donations may be given to Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana, or Heartland Hospice or you may plant a tree in John's name through the Audubon Society.
Published in The Hillsdale Daily News on May 20, 2017
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