Glenn S. Higgins, 87, of Medford, passed away Monday, February 17, 2014, at Memorial Health Center in Medford with his family by his side. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 AM Friday, February 21, 2014 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford. Father Gerard Willger will officiate. Visitation will be from 9:30 am until time of services on Friday at the church. Full military rites will follow the service outside the church by the Medford VFW Post #5729.
Glenn was born July 14, 1926 in the Town of Molitor to Sherman W. and Beulah (Donaldson) Higgins. He attended Donaldson School and Pine Tree School in the Town of Molitor and attended Medford High School. Glenn joined the US Navy in 1943 and was honorably discharged in 1946. He served in the Pacific Theater operating Landing Crafts and PT Boats. After his discharge from the Navy he worked in Milwaukee, WI until his marriage to Delores Fischer which took place on May 8, 1947 in Waukesha, WI. They returned to Medford and he worked at Hurds Millwork and farmed in the Town of Molitor until his retirement. He was also a great father to his children. Glenn was a member of the Klossner-Dietzler VFW Post #5729 in Medford.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening.
Glenn is survived by his wife of 66 years; Delores Higgins of Medford, children; Constance (Wayne) Wagner of Withee, Dan (Kathy) Higgins of Medford, Darrell (Val)Higgins of Medford, Bruce (Pam) Higgins of Medford, Kathy (Dale Euclide) Higgins of Medford, Robin (Paul) Schmidt of Medford, Julie (Mark) Tyznik of Colby, Marty (Tonya) Higgins of Medford and Steve Fischer and family of Medford, two brothers; Richard (Irene) Higgins of Medford and Roger (Faith) Higgins of Medford, two sisters; Lorraine Gengler of Medford and Florence (Malen) Warczytowa of Medford, 33 grandchildren and 45 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sisters; Genevieve Gengler, Caroline Butler and Marie Nelson, brothers-in-law; Eugene Gengler, Wilfred Butler, Conrad Nelson, Matthew Gengler, Marvin Fischer, Calvin Hein and Rick Patton
The Maurina- Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Friends may send online condolences to www.maurinaschilling.com