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November 17, 1936 - September 6, 2020
Celebration of Life In Loving Memory of Karl Lee Riggs, November 17, 1936 – September 6, 2020.
In Loving Memory of Karl Lee Riggs
Jack of all Trades, Master of None; Born to Ralph and Leona Riggs.
November 17, 1936; passed away September 6, 2020. Married to the love of his life, Caroline, May 22, 1960. Survived by his brothers; Bill (Paula); Sam (Sandy) and Roy (Judy) Riggs.
Children; Jerry Riggs, Marie (Neil) Ferber and Roger Riggs.
Grandchildren; Sara Davey (Steven), Jay Ferber (GiGi) and Wyatt Riggs/Dietz.
Three great grandchildren; Hesstan Ferber, Izaiah and Brayden Davey
and numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death are his parents; Ralph and Leona Riggs; his wife, Caroline; brothers; Jack (Karyl) Riggs, Orren (Bobbie) Riggs, sisters; Dolores (Stan) Lux and sister in law; Paula.
Karl was a long-time farmer/rancher beginning his journey at the Wilson Ranch near Lakeside, Nebraska. As his family grew, he tried other areas of the industry trying sheep ranching at a ranch near Whitney, Nebraska eventually leading him to Wyoming’s “Cowboy Country” to work for the Masters’ Ranch and ending with his career at Yonkee Land and Livestock near Parkman, Wyoming.
Karl’s interests were not always of work but loved teaching the youth as 4-H leader of rope crafts, supporting his love of FFA and love of the occasional boxing match in which he participated during his high school years. Before retirement he took up playing English Darts and ended his dart career in 2019 playing on the local Tongue River Valley league.
A limb has fallen from the family tree. “Grieve not for me.” Remember the best times, the laughter, the song. The good life I lived while I was strong. Continue my heritage, I’m counting on you. Keep smiling and surely the sun will shine through. My mind is at ease, my soul is at rest. Remembering all, how truly was blessed. Continue traditions, no matter how small. Go on with your life, don’t worry about falls. I miss you all dearly, so keep up your chin, until the day we’re together again.
Celebration of Life In Loving Memory of Karl Lee Riggs, November 17, 1936 – September 6, 2020. Saturday, September 12, 2020, 3:00 p.m., Neil & Marie Ferber’s Residence, 56 Higby Road, Sheridan WY. Anyone familiar with Karl we’d love to have you join us for a gathering to HONOR his life. Please join us for good company and sharing of stories.
Memorial contributions in Karl’s name may be made to Tongue River Valley FFA Chapter Wy0025 c/o Tongue River High School, 1100 Main Street, Dayton, WY 82836.
Champion Funeral Home has been entrusted with local arrangements. Online condolences may be written at www.championfh.com.