George T. Garrigues Jr.

George T. Garrigues Jr., 88

George T. Garrigues Jr., 88, of Lafayette, passed away in his home at

5:44 p.m. Friday, February 15, 2013. Born January 25, 1925, in Lafayette, he was the son of the late George and Iva Mae (Moore) Garrigues.

George graduated from Lafayette Jefferson High School.

His marriage was to Frances E. Helvie on December 19, 1959, in Lafayette. She preceded him in death on July 9, 1989. George worked as an expediter for Fairfield Manufacturing for 31 years, retiring in 1986. He was a member of Congress Street United Methodist Church, Eagles Lodge 347, Masonic Lodge 492, and had served in the Indiana National Guard.

Surviving are 3 stepchildren, Gene Downing (wife, Linda) of Newtown, Pa., Patricia Schilling of Indianapolis, and Sandra Burgess of Arizona; two nieces, Joan Garrett (husband, Randal) of Lafayette and Betty Hayden of Delphi, two nephews, George Spitznagle (wife, Devona) and Robert Spitznagle (wife, Mary Ann) both of Lafayette; 2 step-grandchildren; 2 step-great-grandchildren; and special friends, Ginny Remick and Brad and Debbie. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers and 2 sisters.

Visitation one hour prior to the service 2 p.m. Friday at Hippensteel Funeral Home with Celebrant Carla Ellis officiating. Burial to follow at Rest Haven Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the . Hippensteel Funeral Home entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at

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Published in the Journal & Courier from Feb. 19 to Feb. 20, 2013