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Shirley Mae Mary (Baltzell) Riggs

August 27, 1931 ~ May 3, 2022 (age 90)

Obituary

Madison –  

Shirley Mae Mary Riggs, age 90, of Madison, passed away on Tuesday, May 3, 2022.  She was born on August 27, 1931, in Sun Prairie, WI, the daughter of Ross and Othilia (Uebersetzig) Baltzell.  She was united in marriage to Thomas “Tom” J. Riggs on September 5, 1953, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Madison.   

Shirley’s talents included sewing, knitting, and gardening.  She also loved to go antiquing.  Shirley will be remembered as the consummate hostess and was a beloved aunt to her nieces and nephews. 

She is survived by her sister, Marguerite “Peg” Farrell; sister-in-law, Jo Baltzell; brother-in-law, Kenneth (Joan) Riggs and many nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom; her parents; sister, Betty (Dick) Bavery; brother, Pete Baltzell and brother-in-law, Bob Farrell. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Shirley and her husband, Tom, at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 20, 2022, at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 602 Everglade Drive, with Father Bart Timmerman officiating.  Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass on Friday at the church.  Interment will be held at a later date at St. John Catholic Cemetery, Waunakee.   

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Olbrich Gardens or the charity of your choice.   

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Services

Visitation
Friday
May 20, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church
602 Everglade Drive
Madison, WI 53717

Mass of Christian Burial
Friday
May 20, 2022

11:00 AM
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church
602 Everglade Drive
Madison, WI 53717

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