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Obituaries

June 10, 2013

Joe N. Kiger

WILLIAMSPORT, Ind. — Joe N. Kiger, age 91, of Williamsport, Ind., died at 8:43 a.m. on Saturday, June 8, 2013, at his residence, surrounded by his loving family.

Joe was born in Jordan Township, Warren County, Ind., on March 14, 1922. He was the son of Ralph and Doris (McKee) Kiger.

He was a lifelong resident of Warren County and graduated from Williamsport High School in 1938.

He married Betty Jane Borst on Sept. 4, 1948, in Williamsport, Ind. She preceded him in death on June 28, 2009.

Joe served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a Warren County farmer, a co-owner of Kiger-Wright Development Company and driver for Birkey’s Farm Store. He was a self-taught clock repairman.

Joe was a member of the Pence Christian Church for over 60 years and current member of the Williamsport Christian Church. He was also a member of the Warren County Economic Development Board, VFW Post 3318, Attica, American Legion Post 259, Williamsport, and F & AM, West Lebanon Lodge 352. He was an avid clock collector and golfer. He was very active in helping develop Big Pine Golf Course.

Surviving are: three children, Jim Kiger (fiance: Linda Emery) of West Lebanon, Ind., Connie Gray (husband: Steve) of Alexandria, Ind., and Jeff Kiger of Rochester, Minn.; seven grandchildren, Chris McKinney (wife: Natalie), Bryan McKinney, Caleb Gray (fiance: Jill Thor), Isaac Gray, Jacob Gray, Fiona Kiger and Max Kiger; six great-grandchildren; extended family, Andy Briles and family, Brian Beheler and family, Steve Clark and family and the Maple Cove gang.

Joe was preceded in death by his son, John Mark Kiger; brother, Kenny Kiger; and sister, Marie Ducker.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11, at Williamsport Christian Church. Services will be there at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 12, with the Rev. Don Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Cemetery in Williamsport, with full military honors.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Williamsport Christian Church. Online condolences may be made at www.gradyfuneralhome.com.

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