Steven Kiggins, 46Published 11:22pm Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Steven Kiggins, 46
Born: Sept. 9, 1965
Died: June 26, 2012
Steven R. Kiggins, formerly of Niles, died at 3:06 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph following a brief illness.
He was born Sept. 9, 1965, in Niles to James Marion and Kathryn Lucille (Brant) Kiggins, and graduated from Eau Claire High School.
He lived in the area his whole life, and was employed at a wide variety of jobsites through the Laborers International Union of North America.
Steve was a fan of NASCAR driver Ryan Newman and University of Notre Dame football.
He was a competitive pool player, participating in several area leagues, and enjoyed music, especially attending live rock ‘n’ roll concerts, and always wore a bandana.
He considered himself a “jack of all trades and a master of none,” but was considered by his daughter to be a “Champion Dad.”
Surviving family includes his daughter, Marissa Kiggins, of Dowagiac; his mother, Kathryn Kiggins, of Berrien Springs; brother, David Kiggins, of Dowagiac; sister, Barbara Walter, of Niles; and several nieces and nephews, including Christopher, Chad, Gage, Kori and Samantha; and lifelong friend, Maria Miller DeGroff.
Mr. Kiggins was preceded in death by his father, James Marion Kiggins, and a brother, James “Jimmy” Kiggins.
The family will be hosting a Celebration of Life at a later date.
Contributions in memory of Steven may be made to the donor’s choice.
Arrangements were made by Halbritter Funeral Home in Niles.