The Free Press, Mankato, MN

April 7, 2013

Robert Joseph Rigdon

—   Robert Joseph Rigdon, 72, of Coon Rapids, passed away from a long battle with cancer.

  Preceded in death by parents, Kenneth and Helen Rigdon; and brother, Pat. Survived by loving wife, Sharon of nearly 49 years; daughter, Cathy (Dan) Quandt and their four children, Jeff (Cathy) Rigdon and their two children, and Joe Rigdon (Laura Tulibaski); brothers, Charles (Arlene), Bill (Joann), Jim, Ron (Connie), Mike (Kathy), and Dave (Sharman); sisters, Colette (Don) Metzger, Judy (Ron) Dare, Joyce (Pat) Shain, and Ann (Dean) Nickels; and sister-in-law Joan Rigdon.

  He was an Air Force veteran and proud of it. Robert retired from the Milwaukee Soo Line Canadian Pacific Rail Roads after 35 years. Special thanks to long-term caregiver, Dr. Joe Cardamone and his able staff at Minnesota Oncology, and Dr. John Gryte, his primary care physician. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred.

  Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. Friday, April 12 at St. Timothy's Catholic Church, 707 89th Ave. N.E., Blaine with visitation one hour prior to Mass and also Thursday 5-7 p.m. at:

Coon Rapids Chapel, 1827 Coon Rapids Blvd. 763-767-1000.