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
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