Joseph J. Rigg

Tawas City, Michigan
May 13, 1928 - March 30, 2017

Visitations

His family will welcome friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM.

Service Location

Buresh Funeral Home ~ Tawas City

Services

Per his wishes, cremation has taken place and a celebration of his life through a memorial service with military honors will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 1:00 PM at the Buresh Funeral Home, 416 Whittemore Street, Tawas City, MI. 48763, with Reverend Dan Gonder officiating.

Obituary Notice

Joseph "Joe" Jenkinson Rigg, of Tawas City, formerly of Vassar, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at Tawas Manor Assisted Living, age 88 years. Joe was born on May 13, 1928 in Detroit, Michigan to John and Jean (Dutch) Rigg. After his high school graduation, he enlisted in the United States Air Force and proudly served our country during the Korean Conflict era as a Corporal. Joe worked as an Auto Mechanic for McIntosh/McKay Chevrolet for 17 years, retiring in 1975. He forever had a passion for antique cars and their restoration, and any type of vintage automobile collectibles. Joe was a member of the Spoke and Chrome Car Club where he enjoyed all the comradery with his friends who shared in the same automobile interests. He married his wife and best friend, Delores "Dee" Ferguson in Caro on August 3, 1957. Together they have celebrated 59 beautiful years of marriage! Joe is now survived by his loving wife, Dee Rigg of Tawas City; 2 sons, John (Tamela) Rigg of Durban, South Africa and Bill (Natalie) Rigg of Tawas City; 5 grandchildren, Joshua (Rhiannon) Rigg of Clarkston, Adam ( Jennifer) Rigg of Waterford, Jessica (Dave) Ryan of Manchester, Vermont; Monica (Jesse) Church of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Veronica Schneider of Tawas City; 15 great grandchildren; 2 sister-in-law’s, Dolores Rigg of Rochester, and June Rigg of Caro; 3 brother-in-law’s, Leonard Skowron of Pinconning, James Ferguson of Oxnard, California, and Howard Ferguson of Las Vegas, Nevada; many nieces, nephews, and special friends. Joe is preceded in death by his twin brothers, John and Robert Rigg; a sister Nancy Stacer; and a sister-in-law, Shirley Skowron. Per his wishes, cremation has taken place and a celebration of his life through a memorial service with military honors will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 1:00 PM at the Buresh Funeral Home, 416 Whittemore Street, Tawas City, MI. 48763, with Reverend Dan Gonder officiating. His family will welcome friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM. Those wishing to express their condolences are encouraged to make a memorial contribution to either the Tawas United Methodist Church or the Alzheimer's Association in his name. An online guest registry is available at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com.

Memorials

Those wishing to express their condolences are encouraged to make a memorial contribution to either the Tawas United Methodist Church or the Alzheimer's Association in his name.

Cemetery

Tawas City Memory Gardens Cemetery

Condolences

A good man, and a great legacy. Our deepest sympathy to the entire family.

The Smither Family
— Dan & Rachel Smither
Our sincere condolences go out to all the family of this sweet endearing man. He will be greatly missed.
— Sharon and Gerald Briand
Prayers and thoughts to Dee and the family,,R.I.P
— Patti and Dennis Whitford
I'm so sorry for you loss John. May God comfort you and your family. RIP.
— George & Diane Elwell
So sorry to hear of his passing. We will miss his smiling face at The Lodge. Rest In Peace Joe you were such a sweet man I'm sure heaven has a great spot waiting for you. God bless. Prayers sent.
— Cindy Parnicky
Joe and Dee were my parent's neighbors, and friends. Later I got to know Joe as a Car guy. Joe found a Kaiser Hub cap and made sure I got it because of my fascination with Kaiser Fraser Cars. He was a good man. I wish his family and friends peace and comfort.
— Al Cholger
Sorry to hear this sad news John. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
— Boyd Robinson
Joe was a great friend..and will be missed by many! Loved his laugh and sense of humor! May you RIP til the rest of us get there and then there will be ONE GREAT PARTY!
— Mary & John
I am so sorry to hear of Joe's passing. I always enjoyed seeing him and Dee at Augie's. Hugs and prayers to Dee and all Joe's family...He will be missed!
— Deana McKenzie
Our condolences to the Rigg Family. May God bless you and Mr. Joseph Rigg.
— Rodriguez and Holley Families
Such a sweetheart and he always could made us laugh. He will be really missed. Our Condolences to the whole family. Many hugs to you all, love you!!!!
— Jeff and Carrie Mumper
We will miss our friend Joe, many great years of friendship and fun, God Bless Dee and all her family, until we meet again Joe, thanks for your wonderful friendship!
Bob and Sandy
— Bob and Sandy Oesterling
Dee and family, hugs to all you. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Joe was one of the sweetest guys I have ever met. Heaven sure got lucky and gained a great angel. Rest in Heaven Joe.
— Amanda Zastrow

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