Richard C. `Rich` Higgins
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Richard C. `Rich` Higgins , Age: 87
March 21, 1930 -- December 13, 2017

Rich Higgins, 87, of Overland Park, KS, went to heaven on December 13, 2017. Born in Madison, WI, Rich and his family moved to Milwaukee during his high school years. After graduation, he joined the Marine Corps, where he served for two years as a Master Sergeant. He met Pat Nardelli, the love of his life, at Northwestern Mutual, where they both worked. They married in 1955. Rich moved his family to Des Moines, IA in 1961 to begin a long and distinguished career at Equitable of Iowa, where he was an executive vice president. Pat and Rich retired early to enjoy eight wonderful years at their home on Lake Minerva in northwestern Wisconsin. There they enjoyed a wonderful group of friends, dinner parties, pontoon get togethers and active involvement in their parish. Rich and Pat moved to the Kansas City area 20 years ago. Rich was predeceased by his parents, Charles and Lucille Higgins, his daughter, Carrie Hernandez, his sister, Betty Kane, and many dear friends. He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Pat, his children, Susan Schegel (Doug), Mary Pat McKinzie (Mark), and Tom Higgins; his grandchildren, Jenny Hernandez (Frankie Tenborg), Katie Seal (Jason), Brandon McKinzie (Jenny), Danny McKinzie (Megan), Jessica Hernandez (Anthony Beyer), Nick Hernandez, and Lucy Higgins; his great-grandchildren, Brett, Bailey, and Benjamin Seal, and Cooper Beyer. Rich Higgins was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He touched many lives with his wisdom, humor, and generosity of spirit. He will continue to live on in our hearts and beautiful memories. He was loved by many and will be forever missed. Mass of Christian burial will be held at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Overland Park on Saturday, January 13 at 10:00 am preceded by a rosary at 9:30. Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Diabetes Association.

Additional Service: Funeral Mass
Location: Holy Spirit Catholic Church
Address: 11300 W. 103rd St.
City: Overland Park
State: Kansas
Zip Code: 66214
Date: January 13, 2018
Time: 10:00 m
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Eric Klein January 03, 2018

Family friend Des Moines , Iowa

We thought very highly of Rich and will keep the Higgins family in our thoughts and prayers....