October 21, 2021
Gerald R. Figgins, 83, died Oct. 14, 2021.
Gerald was born March 4, 1938, in Burr Oak,to Frieda (Spooner) and Ezra Figgins. He received his formal education attending the Red Cloud schools. Gerald joined the United States Army in 1956, and was stationed at Ft. Lewis, Wash. On April 19, 1957, he was united in marriage with Donna Hoffman. They lived in Washington until 1959, and Arizona until the spring of 1962, when they moved to Bladen. In February of 1967, they moved to Hastings. This union was blessed with three children: Marlene, Darrel and William.
In 1981, they founded Figgins Construction. In 1983, they moved to Red Cloud and made their home there since that time.
Gerald had several hobbies. He liked to fish and hunt. Most of all he enjoyed being out with his construction crew.
Preceding him in death were his wife, Donna Figgins; his parents, Ezra and Frieda Figgins; a brother, Ronald Figgins; a sister, Dixie Wilkerson; and a brother-in-law, Gary Lewis.
Survivors are his daughter, Mrs. Clint Baker (Marlene) of Red Cloud; sons, Darrel and William Figgins of Red Cloud; grand children, great- grandchildren; brother, Billy Don of Santa Maria, Calif.; and sister, Mrs. Mike Becker (Bonnie) of Gypsum, Kan.
A graveside service with military honors was held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, at the Red Cloud Cemetery with Rev. Gary Bennett officiating.