Eugene Rigg

Obituary of Eugene William Rigg

Eugene “Gene” Rigg, age 80 of Standish Michigan passed peacefully, April 6, 2021 The son of the late Freeman George Rigg and Selma (Sally) Rigg, was born February 25, 1941 in Standish, Michigan. He graduated from Standish High School in 1959 and attended Ferris State University. He served in the United States Navy from 1965 – 1969. He was a tool and die maker at GM Powertrain in Bay City, Michigan, retiring in 2001. He enjoyed traveling to 22 Countries, classic cars, BMW motorcycles, and spending time with his children, grandchildren, cousin Michael Hartman, and dear friend, William Page. Surviving is his wife of 53 years, Dixie Lee Rigg; son, John Clark Rigg; daughters, Jennifer (Brian) Becker and Lisa (Phillip) Marcacci. Also surviving are sisters, Diane Reed, Deborah Brady, and Ann Marie (Kenneth) Nitschke; seven grandsons, Adam (Hilary) Marcacci, Kyle, Kristopher, Kurtis, and Kody Rigg, Austin and Aaron Bryce; five great-grandchildren, Riley, Allisan, Henry and Jack Marcacci, and Isaiah Rigg; nieces and nephews, Phillip Hutchinson, Cary (Tina) Hutchinson, Craig Reed, Tracy Reed, and Dustin (Amanda) Rigg. Gene was predeceased by his father, Freeman George Rigg; mother, Selma (Sally) Rigg; brother, Dale Allen Rigg; and nephew, Daniel Reed. Dixie and family would like to extend a very special thank you to the entire staff of McLaren Hospice, especially Michelle, Amanda, and Ben for the extraordinary care and compassion they provided. At the request of Gene and his family, cremation will take place and there will be a Private Family Celebration of Life. Inurnment will take place in Woodmere Cemetery, Standish. To sign online guestbook visit
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