Obituary for Clarence Emmett Riggs

Clarence Emmett Riggs

Birth Date: Oct. 26th, 1924
Date Passed: Jun. 4th, 2017


Clarence Emmett Riggs age 92 of Ravenna, MI died Sunday, June 4, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Clarence was born on October 26, 1924 in Clare County, Michigan to the late John P. and Edith M. (Rickard) Riggs. He married Elsie Irene (Boerma) Riggs on June 3, 1944 in Big Rapids, MI. She preceded him in death on March 26, 1992. He served in the United States Army from 1945-1946. Clarence is survived by: 3 Sons: Clarence R. (Sally) Riggs of Howard City, David (Joyce) Riggs of Hesperia and Gary (Kathryn) Riggs of Ravenna. 1 Daughter: Dorise Blossom of Tennesse. Daughter in-law: Ruth Riggs of Ravenna. 15 Grandchildren, 27 Great Grandchildren and 11 Great Great Grandchildren. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 daughter: Clara Riggs, 15 Siblings and 2 Son in-laws: Ronald Blossom and Bernard Williams. Memorial graveside service will be conducted on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 10:00am at the Ravenna Township Cemetery with graveside Military Honors by the American Legion Post #297 Ravenna. Memorials may be directed to: Veterans Administration. Go to: or Facebook @ Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna Inc. to sign the online guestbook. The Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna is in charge of funeral arrangements. 231-853-6511



10:00am on Jun. 13th, 2017 at
Ravenna Township Cemetery
Map/Directions to Ravenna Township Cemetery