Ivan D. Riggs
Jan. 5, 1943 ó Oct. 27, 2016

Ivan D. Riggs Ivan D. Riggs, 73, died suddenly on Thursday, October 27, 2016, at his residence in the Town of Troy. Ivan was born on January 5, 1943, to Henry and Margie (Waga) Riggs in Whitewater. He married the love of his life, Judith Ann Lean, on July 23, 1966, in Palmyra.

Ivan was an avid Wisconsin sports fan: Badgers, Bucks, Brewers, Packers, Whitewater and his beloved Mukwonago High School. He liked to golf, hunt (fox and raccoon especially), fish, farm, watch a good Western movie and play cribbage. He was a master of unique one-liners and quick sayings. He loved his wife, his friends and his Mukwonago High School family.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Judy; his brother-in-law and sisters-in- law, William (Peggy) Lean Jr. of Palmyra, Martha (Bruce) Thayer of Palmyra and Mary Price of Elkhorn; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and many, many good friends.

Preceding him in death are his parents, Harvey and Margie Riggs, and his in-laws, William and Bonnie Lean Sr. Funeral services for Ivan will be held on Saturday, November 5, at 11:00AM at Thelen Funeral Services, W309-S4840 Commercial Drive, Genesee (northwest corner of highways 59 and 83). Visitation for Ivan will be on Friday, November 4, from 4:00PM until 7:00PM and again on Saturday from 10:00AM until the time of service, all at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions in Ivanís name may be directed to FOMA (Friends of Mukwonago Athletics).

Thelen Funeral Services of Genesee/North Prairie, 262-392-4251, is honored to be assisting the family. For further information or to sign the online guest registry, please go to