Robert HigginbothamRobert Higginbotham, 79, Moorhead, Minn., formerly Valley City, N.D.
Robert Higginbotham, 79, Moorhead, Minn., formerly Valley City, N.D., died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011, at Sanford Health, Fargo, N.D.
Mr. Higginbotham was born Sept. 4, 1931, at Jamestown, the son of Albert and Marie (Metcalf) Higginbotham. He graduated in 1949 from Valley City High School and in 1959 from Valley City State University with a degree in education. He entered the U.S. Navy in 1952 as an airman and served in Hawaii and California during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged in January 1956 in San Francisco, Calif., with the rank of AD3. He married Roberta Stone on Aug. 30, 1953, at Joplin, Mo. He worked as a teacher from 1960 to 1972 in several states and later in sales in Valley City until he retired. He was a member of the Epworth United Methodist Church, Valley City, and the American Legion.
He is survived by two sons, Curtis, Barnesville, Minn., and Barry (Jackie), Fort Pierre, S.D.; a daughter Pam (Chad) Lentz, Barnesville; a sister, Betty Carter, Breckenridge, Minn.; and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Stuart; his parents; and a brother, John.
Memorial service: 11 a.m. Monday, Lerud Peterson Funeral Chapel, Valley City, with the Rev. Dan Bader officiating.
Visitation: none scheduled. Arrangements by Haut Funeral Homes, Jamestown.
Burial: North Dakota Veteran’s Cemetery, Mandan, N.D.
Online guestbook: www.hautfuneralhome.com
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