Marion (Bigwood) Higgins

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October 3, 1931 ~ August 16, 2017

Marion Higgins went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at the age of 85.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00AM, Saturday, September 16, 2017, at First United Methodist Church in Sioux Falls. Inurnment will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Sioux Falls.

Marion was born October 3, 1931 to William H. and Alta (Young) Bigwood in St. Thomas, ND. Marion grew up on a farm in St. Thomas, ND, and graduated from St. Thomas High School. She then went on to graduate from Minot State Teacher’s College and taught in Fargo, ND. In 1959 Marion married Robert Higgins. They had 2 children. In 1971, the family moved to Sioux Falls, SD to open their business, Sioux Falls Hearing Aid Service. Marion and Bob were active members of First United Methodist Church PEO, and the Y’s Men Service organization. Marion loved to travel and made trips to Alaska, Europe, Australia and Denmark. In her later years, she moved to Wisconsin and then Florida with her daughter’s family. As in everywhere she went, she made many dear friends with her cheerful, kind spirit.

Marion will be lovingly remembered by her children, Julie (Mark) Scott, Jacksonville, FL, and Joel Higgins, Brandon, SD; by her five grandchildren, Meg and Graham Scott, and Erin (Austin) Hendricks, Jessica and Luke Higgins; her three siblings, Roy (Karen) Bigwood, Margaret Smith, and Betty (Leonard) Wolfgram; other special people who will remember her are Leslie Black, Dr. and Mrs. Ken Hansen and many precious friends, nieces and nephews.

Marion was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; her parents, William H. and Alta (Young) Bigwood; and 7 siblings.

In lieu of flowers, family requests memorials be made to Sidewalk Funday School. (A children’s church).

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4 Responses to “Marion (Bigwood) Higgins”

  • Jill Morstad:

    Julie and family: many happy memories of your Mom during our Longfellow days. Prayers and much love to you all.

  • Janet Black Rogne:

    So sorry for your loss Julie and Joel. I have great memories of your Mom when you all lived on North terrace in Fargo. Thoughts and Prayers. God Bless. Janet

  • Carli Steffes:

    Sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

    Member of Sioux Falls First UMC.

  • My heartfelt sympathy to you in your loss. I always appreciated your mother over the years and the many times we had a chance to visit. She had such good taste in decorating and so enjoyed visits with Bob and Marion in their home and admiring her special touches throughout their home. Cherish the memories!
    John Hisel

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