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Warren Riggs of Chesterton dies at 90

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Warren Riggs, age 90, of Chesterton passed away on Saturday, July 4, 2015. He was born on October 14, 1924, in Momence, Illinois, to Lucille (Egen) and Wesley Riggs who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death are his sisters, Doris Ramirez and Karen Winders.

He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Eulora “Laurie” (Ravn) Riggs, sons John Riggs of Bellingham, WA, daughter Penny (Jim) Marx of Valparaiso, along with grandchildren Brian Marx of Porter, IN, John (Holly) Marx of Valparaiso, IN, and Andrew (Jessie) Riggs of Bellingham, WA. He leaves behind six great-grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter.

After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Warren at age 17, was eager to join in the defense of our country and asked his dad to sign a waiver so he could join immediately. He served in the Pacific on the USS Baltimore until his discharge in October 1945.

He (and his wife) are well known in Chesterton for being the owners of Riggs’ A & W Drive-In (opening in 1957), later converted to a family style restaurant called Riggs’ Fireside Inn. A private family service has been held. Memorials may be given to VNA Horton Hospice in Warrens’ name: 2404 Valparaiso St., Valparaiso, IN 46383. Arrangements are under the direction of White-Love Funeral Home, Chesterton. To send an online condolence, please visit


Posted 7/7/2015




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