ROBERT E. HIGBYRobert Edwin Higby, 80, of Moose Lake, formerly of Duluth, passed away Dec. 4, 2013, at his home on Sand Lake in Moose Lake.
ROBERT E. HIGBY
Robert Edwin Higby, 80, of Moose Lake, formerly of Duluth, passed away Dec. 4, 2013, at his home on Sand Lake in Moose Lake.
Robert was born in January of 1933 in Ludden, N.D., to Noble and Sigrid Higby. He attended and graduated from Central High School in Duluth in 1951. Not long after graduation he enlisted in the Army and served four years during the Korean War. On March 28, 1953, Robert married Laurie Moen in Hope Lutheran Church in Munger.
After his discharge from the Army, Robert started work at the NERCC work farm and from there worked for the St. Louis County sheriff’s department as a jailer. He retired as the chief jailer of St. Louis County in 1987.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Laurie; parents Noble and Sigrid Higby; and brothers Norman and Donald.
Robert is survived by his son, Edwin (Kathy) of Minneapolis; daughters Pamela (Robert) Bingaman of Duluth and Sheila Mainella of Moose Lake; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
A GATHERING OF FAMILY AND FRIENDS: 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, in Bell Brothers Funeral Home, 601 N. 56th Ave. W., Duluth.
To leave a memory of Robert or words of support for the family, please visit www.bellbrothersfuneralhome.com