Raymond Lloyd Biggs, age 92, of
Stover, passed away Friday, September
16, 2011, at St. Mary's Health Center in
He was born November 18, 1918, in
Clear Lake, South Dakota to Royce and
Grace N. Biggs.
He was raised and educated in
Marne, Iowa, Cass County.
Raymond entered the Naval Service,
US Coast Guard, October 19, 1940. He
served aboard the USS Saranac and
USS Owasco, PC105. He served in the
North Atlantic Submarine Patrol Escort
Service, as well as the South Pacific.
Raymond was discharged June 16,
1946, at the Brooklyn Naval Yard
He was a self-employed trucker for
He married Hazel Vanetta (Smith)
Fajen on December 20, 1951. They
operated the Minnow Hatchery in
Stover until April of 2011, when he
Raymond was a member of St. Paul's
Lutheran Church in Stover, since 1955.
He was a member of Galloway-Martens
American Legion Post 343, Stover,
serving as an active member of the
Honor Guard Burial Detail. He was a
life member of the Veteran's of Foreign
Wars, Morgan County Post 5178, and
also a life member of the Disabled
American Veterans Post 17, Jefferson
Raymond loved to hunt and fish.
Surviving are his stepdaughter
Marilyn and her husband Robert
Stafford of Nixa; his stepson, Douglas
Fajen of Ozark; his companion and
dear friend, Irene Merriott of Stover;
sisters-in-law, Earylne Biggs of North
Platte, Neb, and Elaine Biggs of
Huntsville, Ala.; as well as many nieces
Raymond was preceded in death by
his wife, Hazel, granddaughter, Kamela
Rae Stafford, parents Royce and Grace
Biggs, brothers, Royce, Jr., Robert,
Richard, Oliver (Bill) and Don Biggs
and sister, Beulah Miller.
Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M.
Tuesday, September 20, at St. Paul's
Lutheran Church in Stover with Pastor
Cecil Murdock officiating. Interment,
with military funeral honors, will be in
the Stover Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from
6:00-8:00 P.M., Monday, September 19,
at the Scrivner-Morrow Funeral Home
Memorial contributions are
suggested to the St. Paul's Lutheran
Church or School. www.scrivnermorrow.