Robert W. Higgins, 86, of Burlington, died at 7:17 PM Wednesday, September 29, 2021, at the OakView Nursing Home and Rehabilitation in Burlington.
Born January 5, 1935 in Burlington. He was the son of William and Josephine Bittner Higgins. On September 21, 1957, he married Cherie Angela Crane at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Burlington.
He was a U.S. Army Veteran, earning the rank of SP-5.
He worked as a Draftsman and Engineer for IAAP for 47 years before his retirement.
He was honest, capable, caring and loving. He loved his family and he loved his work.
Survivors include his wife; Cherie Angela Higgins of Burlington, two granddaughters; Kiera and Brooke Krug, and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by one son, Jonathan, and one daughter, Aimee.
The family will receive friends following a 9:00 AM Rosary Service until 10:30 AM Monday, October 4, 2021 at Divine Mercy Parish-St. Paul's Catholic Church.
The Funeral Mass of the Resurrection for Mr. Higgins will be 10:30 AM Monday, October 4, 2021, at Divine Mercy Parish-St. Paul's Catholic Church with Rev. James Flattery as the Celebrant. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.
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