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 Donald Saunders Biggs

Donald Saunders Biggs

Birth
Clear Lake, Deuel County, South Dakota, USA
Death 12 Jun 2005 (aged 85)
Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, USA
Burial North Platte, Lincoln County, Nebraska, USA
Memorial ID 68981544 · View Source
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Donald S. Biggs

Donald S. Biggs, 85, of North Platte, died June 12, 2005, at the Nebraska Heart Institute in Lincoln. Don was born Feb. 2, 1920, at Clear Lake, S.D., to Royce and Grace West Biggs.
They moved to Marne, Iowa, where he grew up and started working in construction greasing equipment at nights and running a bulldozer during the day. He graduated from Marne High School. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1941, serving in the South Pacific until 1945. He was very proud of being a Marine. In 1961, he married Earlyne Detlefsen at the Presbyterian Church in Las Vegas. They lived in California, where Don was in construction, building many homes, hospital, banks and the world headquarters for Nexxus in Santa Barbara, Calif. They moved back to Nebraska in 2000, and he built one apartment unit for Sandridge.
Don loved to play golf, play cards and all sports. Don will be remembered by many friends for always having a smile and enjoying life. Survivors include his wife Earlyne; his daughter, Shelley (Beau) Kimbrell of Black Forest, Colo.; his son, Craig (Alana) Biggs of Texas; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren; a sister, Beulah Miller of Sun City West, Ariz.; a brother, Ray Biggs of Stover, Mo.; a sister and brother-in-law, Gloria and Bobbie Smith of Arnold; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Pete, Bob, Bill and Dick Biggs. Memorials are suggested to the Don Biggs Memorial Fund. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Carpenter Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Charles Spence officiating. Burial will be in Floral Lawns Memorial Gardens with military honors graveside. Visitation will be from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Carpenter Memorial Chapel of North Platte.

North Platte Telegraph 2005


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  • Created by: David Goltry
  • Added: 27 Apr 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 68981544
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Donald Saunders Biggs (5 Feb 1920–12 Jun 2005), Find A Grave Memorial no. 68981544, citing Floral Lawns Memorial Gardens, North Platte, Lincoln County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by David Goltry (contributor 47177571) .