Homer Riggle

Homer L. Riggle

1911 - 2002

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Obituary of Homer L. Riggle

Homer’s family includes his three sons and their wives, Dale and Betty Riggle of Amarillo, TX, Ivan and Jean Riggle of Victor, Iowa, and William “Bill” and Sylvia Riggle of Abita Springs, LA; grandsons, Ronald and his wife, Kathy Riggle of Swisher, Timothy and his wife, Kimberly Riggle of North Liberty, and Tom Riggle of Corona, CA; granddaughter and her husband, Joan and Bill Buckner of Albuquerque, NM; seven step-grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, twelve step-great grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and two sisters. Homer was born June 1, 1911, in Endicott, Nebraska. He married Beaulah Wells on December 12, 1933, in Endicott. The couple farmed in Nebraska until 1941 when they moved to West Liberty, Iowa. The family moved to the North Liberty area in 1944 where they farmed on the farm that remains in their family. They lived here until moving into town. Beaulah died April 22, 1996. Homer moved to the care center in Solon in July of last year. He was an active member of the North Liberty United Methodist Church, Johnson County Farm Bureau, charter member of the Optimist Club of North Liberty,involved in the building of the Johnson County Fair Grounds, leader of the Victory 4-H Club, and played softball with the North Liberty softball team, at one time he and his three sons all belonged on the same team. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Homer’s memory.