Walter J. "Jim" Rigwald, Jr., 66
Walter J. "Jim" Rigwald, Jr., age 66, of Roberts, Wis., and formerly of St. Paul, Minn., died on Aug. 14, of sarcoma related to exposure to Agent Orange.
Walt was born on May 31, 1948, to parents Walter J., Sr., and Shirley Ann (Jewell) Rigwald. Walt served our country in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. He is best known for his work as a mail carrier and in Real Estate.
Walt is survived by his loving wife, Sandy Wright; his children, Jim (Lori) Rigwald, Melissa (Tim) McCarthy, Ryan Rigwald, and Sandy's children, Amy (Eric) Engen, Laurie Wright, and Jeff (Marlene) Wright; their grandchildren, Cooper, Finley, Ethan, Brooklyn, Kalli, Will, Jac and Landon; as well as siblings, Dale and David Rigwald, and Pat Anderson.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 20, at Bethel Lutheran Church, 920 3rd St. in Hudson, WI. Burial with Military Honors will take place at 2:45 p.m. at Union Cemetery in Maplewood, MN. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service at the church, and also from 4-8 p.m. on Tues, Aug. 19, at the O'Connell Family Funeral Home, 520 11th Street S. in Hudson, WI. A photo sharing board will be made available for friends to bring and leave photos with his family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the discretion of the family, and will later be used to benefit cancer research and Veterans.
Funeral services are entrusted to the O'Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson, (715) 386-3725.