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Linda A. Higgins - 74

1/23/1946 - 5/21/2020

Fulton, IL

     Linda A. Higgins, age 74 of Fulton, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2020 at Mercy One Hospital. In following Linda’s wishes cremation rites have been accorded.  A gathering of family and friends will take place from 3:00 to 6:00 PM Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at the Pape Funeral Home, Clinton.  A private family Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, May 27th at Immaculate Conception Church in Fulton.  Burial will take place at Calvary Cemetery, Fulton.  Memorials in Linda’s name may be made to Immaculate Conception Church.


     Linda was born in Clinton, Iowa on January 23, 1946, the daughter of Edmund and Helen (Nelson) Krogman.  She attended St. Mary’s School where she was active in chorus and received awards for her artwork.  While in high school she belonged to the Clinton Nee-Hi Drum and Bugle Corps.  She married Wayne Higgins on June 15, 1963 in St. Louis, MO.  Linda was a member of Immaculate Conception Church.  She was a homemaker and had worked for a time at Country Orchids.  She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and new great granddaughter, doing word puzzles and watching TV game shows.  She would make Christmas tree ornaments every year for her family.  Linda was well known for the artwork and statue restoration she did for the churches in Fulton and Albany, and the public as well.


     Linda is survived by her husband Wayne; 7 children, Matthew (Erin) Higgins of Lebanon, OH, Richard Higgins of Rock Island, Maxine (Chris) Wayne of Fulton, Rita (Chris) Gruhn of Clinton, Ann (Steve) Barr of Clinton, Andrew Higgins of Fulton and Jude Higgins of Albany; 8 grandchildren, Brianna, Ryan, Margaret, Kyle, Katherine, Jordan, Audry and Lilly; 2 great granddaughters, Mariah and MiaBella; 3 brothers, Ronald (Beth) Krogman, Richard (Joyce) Krogman and Mark Krogman all of Clinton and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents; 3 guardian angels; a sister-in-law, Judy Krogman; a brother-in-law, Robert Higgins and brother and sister-in-law Donald and Nancy Ryder.  

Gathering of Friends

A gathering of family and friends will take place from 3:00 to 6:00 PM Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at the Pape Funeral Home, Clinton.


A private family Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, May 27th at Immaculate Conception Church in Fulton. Burial will take place at Calvary Cemetery, Fulton.


  • Daniel Wierenga

    on 05/22/20

    Thinking about and praying for the entire family. Sorry for your loss. Dan

  • Kelvin and Sara Tenboer

    on 05/22/20

    Our thoughts and prayers to the family during this difficult time. 

  • Kent and Margaret Hammer

    on 05/23/20

    We extend our sincerest sympathy to all of the Higgins family. As a loving leader of the Higgins clan, she surely will be missed. We are very sorry for your loss.
  • Bonnie McManus

    on 05/23/20

    My sincere condolences to you Wayne and your family. Linda was such a special lady and our entire St. MARY'S class loved her. RIP Linda !!
  • Liz (Field) Toth

    on 05/23/20

    So sorry for your loss. Keeping your mom and your whole family in my prayers. God Bless!

  • Nancy Malone

    on 05/23/20

    So sorry to hear Linda has passed away.  She was such a sweet soul.  Wishing you all love and peace during this time.❤️

  • Roger and Gail Drolema

    on 05/23/20

    I think of Linda every Christmas as I hang the Christmas ornament she made. 

    May the family find peace through the healing power of prayer.

  • Michelle McColley

    on 05/23/20

    My deepest condolences to the whole Higgins crew! Linda

    was such a beautiful soul with a heart of gold. I remember 

    sitting on the kitchen counter eating country time lemonade 

    out of the container with spoons! Linda was always so warm and welcoming! I was blessed living up the street from the Higgins crew as a child. Wonderful memories I will cherish forever. Thinking of you all and sending my love and strength to help you all during this time of heartache. God bless you all! 
    All my love, forever Michelle❤️

  • Mike Vogel

    on 05/23/20

    Matt and the Higgins family, so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you all.

  • Tom Chrisman

    on 05/23/20

    RIP Linda.

  • Mike Swearingen

    on 05/23/20

    So sorry for your loss, Wayne. I remember Linda's smiling face from high school. We are praying for your family. 

  • Bob and Nancy Countryman

    on 05/24/20

    Wayne, Maxine and Chris, and all of Linda's family,  Our deepest sympathy on the loss of Linda.  Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Richard Waack

    on 05/24/20

    So sorry for your loss. GOD speed!
  • Missy Baker

    on 05/24/20

    I grew up with maxine and family and I know how strong of a woman linda was well as the whole family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. You are my family, and I'm just a call away... Love you Missy sue
  • Jim Schwarz

    on 05/24/20

    Wayne, I am so sorry to hear about Linda's passing. God bless you and your family, and may all of you stay well and safe.

  • Randy & Sheila Balk

    on 05/25/20

    Wayne, we are thinking of you and your family. Loved her Christmas cookies.
  • Neal and Jane Luker

    on 05/25/20

  • Neal and Jane LUker

    on 05/25/20

    We were so sorry to read of Linda's death.  We have such pleasant memories of her every time we had a chance to interact with her.  She leaves a wonderful family; she and your dad have been great role models for all of you.  We trust the memories and God's peace will help you at this difficult time.  We shall keep you in our prayers and especially on Wednesday.












  • The time and Nikki Jenkins

    on 05/25/20

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. 

  • Tom and Nikki Jenkins

    on 05/25/20

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. 

  • Eileen reedy

    on 05/26/20

  • Chuck DeNoilf

    on 05/26/20

      Wayne  Our condolences to you & your family.

      Chuck DeNolf  Albuquerque, New Mexico

       Sue (DeNolf)  New Port Richey, Florida


  • Regina Lehman

    on 05/27/20

    Higgins family, I’m so very sorry for your loss.  You have my sympathy during this difficult time.  ♥️

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