|Edward Everett Biggart Jr.
January 24, 1935 – November 13, 2017
|Edward E. Biggart Jr., 82, died Monday, November 13, 2017, at the Rock Ridge Care Center, Shellsburg, following an extended illness.
Funeral services were at 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 17, 2017, at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Anamosa, where friends called from 4 – 7 p.m., Thursday, November 16, 2017. Interment will be in the Norwich Cemetery, Martelle.
Surviving are three children, Ted (Sue) Biggart, Mount Pleasant; Patricia (Dennis) Pohlman, Keystone; Gail Biggart, Ankeny; seven grandchildren, Preston Biggart, Chelcie Goedken, Monica Goedken-Abramowitz, Jacob Goedken, Mary Pohlman, Megan Metz and Matthew Pohlman; five great-grandchildren, with one-on-the-way, Cadan Stull Elliott and Presley Biggart, Everest and Laurelei Goedken-Abramowitz; and his brother, Richard (Shirley) Biggart.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and two sisters, Pearl Luker and Mabel Boner.
Edward Everett Biggart, Jr., was born January 24, 1935, at Anamosa. He was the son of Edward E. and Lois Firn (Burlingham) Biggart. He graduated from the Springville Schools in 1953. Ed started his working career mowing lawns and digging tile ditches. He was employed at Allis Chalmers in Cedar Rapids and also operated a livestock hauling business. Ed married Edith Corporon on June 17, 1955. The couple later divorced. For more than thirty years, he was employed at Harnischfeger as a maintenance mechanic until the factory closed. In retirement, Ed worked at AsGrow Seed Corn in Anamosa. He married Vera Ortgies in June 1996, and they later divorced.
Ed was a member of the Gospel Light Baptist Church in Marion. He also belonged to the Paint and Palette Club, played golf at the Wapsi Country Club and loved to go fishing.
Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
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