Nancy J. Riggen

June 8, 1953 - June 11, 2017

Nancy J. Riggen, 64 of Eau Claire passed away on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at Sacred Heart Hospital.
Nancy was born on June 8, 1953 to Francis and Evelyn (Dumdie) Shevlin in Aurora, Illinois. Nancy was born blind. She attended two years at a school for the blind in Jacksonville, IL and later graduated from high school in 1972. After high school, Nancy began working as a certified nursing assistant. Nancy was an active member of Full Gospel Assembly in Chippewa Falls, WI. Nancy loved children and enjoyed babysitting for family and friends. She enjoyed attending church, bible study, and had a very strong faith in God. Nancy also enjoyed music and loved to sing and attend music programs and concerts. Nancy travelled to various places during her lifetime and met many people. She had a close group of friends that she spent a lot of time with. Nancy had a nationwide prayer chain started on her behalf that contained hundreds of messages and prayers for her. She volunteered for Hope Gospel Mission for many years and raised the most donations for their annual dinners.
Nancy is survived by her son, Robert (Rhiannon) Riggen; granddaughters, Chelsey, Taylor, Natalee, and Kennedy; sisters, Wendy Shevlin and Cecily Fitchen; brother, Larry Shevlin; and many nieces and nephews.
Nancy was preceded in death by her parents; son, Michael Shevlin; twin sister, Patricia Ann; older brother, Richard Morey Jr., and one grandson, Isaiah Riggen.
The family would like to give a special thank you to the Prayer Warriors across the country for all their prayers for Nancy.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 3:00 pm at Full Gospel Assembly in Chippewa Falls with Pastor Brian Johnson officiating.

  1. Nancy was a long time friend that will be deeply missed. We prayed laugh and cryed together. Have so many good memories.

    - David and Linda Hoehn

  2. Our deepest condolences to you the family for your loss and to all the dear friends and all who loved, enjoyed and appreciated Nancy. I, Debbie, must say my husband and I loved her very much. We rejoice that her eyes see and are beholding Jesus. Nancy was such a light in our lives, and we miss her extremely. I especially already miss my 3 days a week bible study with her over the phone. She so craved for and loved the word of God, and one of the greatest joys of my life was sharing that bible study time, and prayer, with her. I and my husband look forward to joining Nancy, some day soon, in eternity.
    Love in Christ and prayer,
    Denny and Debbie Fenske

    - Denny & Debbie Fenske

  3. I’m so sorry for your loss, Larry and family.

    - Deb Sabonis

  4. Nancy was a dear friend she will be missed wholeheartedly I’ve known her since I was little when I lived in Aurora I walked her to her first job for a while until she learned how to get there and I’ve kept in touch with her wish I could have been there for her rest in peace my friend you’ll be sadly missed the year at home with the Lord now seems your beautiful eyes seeing all the beauty God has to give love you and miss you.

    - Steve Eichelberger

  5. My condolences to Nancy’s family. She will be missed.

    - Mary Hauer

  6. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen

    - Daniel Shevlin

  7. Rob and family so sorry to hear about your mother..
    Bob

    - Bob Biederman

  8. Robert your Mom and I shared many many hours over the 7 and a half years your brother was with us. I was honored to be included in the events prior to his passing. I saw her rarely while she was in Dove, but I hope our visits brightened her days. Our family thought of her every time angels were mentioned. She was one special lady, with an incredible singing voice and your brother’s greatest advocate. I’m glad Micheal and her are reunited. She left us some great memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    - Karen Garnett

  9. She was like a second mom to me and just learned of her death. She will be missed greatly.

    - Katherine I Koehler

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