The photo is of Bob Rigg as a child.




Robert Lyle "Bob" was born 13 April 1919 in Saginaw County, Michigan.  He died 13 March 1996 and was buried in Ridgelawn Cemetery in Breckenridge, Gratiot County, Michigan.


Bob married Anna Belle Strong on 24 November 1942.  Anna was born 24 October 1925 and died 29 April 2002.  She was buried in Ridgelawn Cemetery in Breckenridge, Michigan.


Bob and Anna Belle had the following children:

1.  Patricia Lea Rigg

2.  Nancy Dawn Rigg

3.  Lyle Robert Rigg

4.  Michael Dennis Rigg

5.  Bruce James Rigg

6.  Paul Kevin Rigg born 2 September 1957 and died 5 September 1957.

7.  Brian Arthur Rigg

The photo is of Bob Rigg while he was in the service during WWII.

Bob (or) Lyle as he was known by many, grew up on a farm on S. Fenmore Rd., the youngest child of Lafe and Hattie Rigg.

As a young man, he served his country, spending four (4) years in the Navy during WWII.

He married Anna Belle Strong.  Their first home was a little house (24' x 24') that he built next to his in-laws.  Here they started their family:  First came daughter Pat, then a second daughter Nancy, followed by three sons, Lyle, Mike and Bruce.  Seven people was a squeeze in that little house, so they built a larger house and moved the family to 2205 Fenmore Rd., Merrill, Michigan.  Here they had two more sons, Paul Kevin who lived only three days, and finally Brian.

Bob worked for the Schod Oil Company before making a career at Dow Corning in Midland, Michigan.  He retired from Dow after 30+ years, and enjoyed a long and happy retirement.  He also enjoyed hobby farming and gardening.

He was most happy among people and was very active in both the Merrill Congregational Christian Church and the Masonic Lodge.





Bob was a good provider.  He did have a tendancy to buy on impulse:  When he wanted someting, "right now" was as good a time as any to get it.  Most important of all he was loved very much by his family.

written by his oldest son,  LYLE R. RIGG




The photo is of Bob Rigg and his family:  front row - left to right:  Lyle Rigg, Pat Rigg, Nancy Rigg and Mike Rigg; back row - left to right: Anna Belle and Bob Rigg.  The photo was taken at the 1950 or 1951 Rigg Family Reunion which was in Merrill, Michigan at the Lafayette Rigg's farm.


7.  Brian A. Rigg was born 15 May 1960 in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan.  He died on 31 January 2017 at the age of 56 years old.   Brian was employed as a journeyman electrician at Michigan Cogeneration Venture.