David Higgins, 71, brother of Spring Valley man


David Higgins

David Lee Higgins, 71, of Eyota, died peacefully on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, at Mayo Clinic Hospital-Saint Marys Campus, surrounded by family.

He was born on April 4, 1947, to Lester and Inez (Nichols) Higgins.

He lived in Eyota his entire life, graduating from Dover-Eyota High School in 1965.

He married Dawn Raddatz on June 3, 1967.

He was self-employed as Dave Higgins Home Builder from 1971 until his retirement from Higgins Custom Cabinetry in 2006.

He is survived by his wife, Dawn; his son, Darcy (Jennifer) Higgins of Eyota; his daughter, Darla (Eric) Hershey of Eyota; grandchildren, Danielle and Caitlin Higgins, Bryce (Krista) Johnson, Parker and Miranda Little and Colin and Caylee Hershey; great-grandchildren, Kelsey, Carly, Lucus, Courtney and Logan Johnson; sisters, Marilyn (Loren) Hoffman of Rochester, Patricia Grethen of Eyota; brothers, Lester “Dale” (LeAnn) Higgins of Apache Junction, Ariz., and Gerald Higgins of Spring Valley and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Norman Grethen and sister-in-law, Linda Higgins.

A funeral service for him was held on Wednesday, Sept. 5, at Calvary Baptist Church in Rochester, with the Rev. Dwight LaPine officiating. Interment followed at Grandview Memorial Gardens in Rochester.

Memorials preferred to Calvary Baptist Church. 

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