|Posted On-line: Wednesday, September 12, 2012; Published in The Enterprise, Friday, September 14, 2012|
Terrance D. Diggins Sr., 66
Terrance D. Diggins Sr., 66, of Plattsmouth, died at his home Friday, Sept. 7, 2012.
A Mass of Christian Burial was Tuesday, Sept. 11, at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Logan, Iowa. Military honors were conducted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6256 of Logan and O’Hara-Seeley American Legion Post 612 of Magnolia, Iowa. Interment was in St. Bridget’s Cemetery near Magnolia.
Terrance Dominic Diggins was born Oct. 21, 1945, in Omaha to James and Margaret (Loftus) Diggins.
He graduated from Logan-Magnolia High School.
He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War.
On Dec. 2, 1966, he married Sharon Nielsen in Papillion.
Mr. Diggins was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, and he enjoyed playing pitch and reading.
He is survived by his mother, Margaret Diggins of Magnolia; sons and daughters-in-law, Douglas and Lori Diggins of Nebraska City, Terry Jr. and Donna of Omaha, Eric and Kristy Diggins of Weeping Water; daughter, Shaylene Diggins of Plattsmouth; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law, Maureen and H.L. Hutcheson of Sioux Falls, S.D.; Patricia Diggins and Ken Dunham of Dunlap, Iowa, Kathleen Diggins-Kane and Brian of Broome, Australia, and Mary Ann and Dave Zephier of Magnolia; brothers and sisters-in-law, James and Lori Diggins of Blair, William and Morgan Diggins of Orono, Maine, and Michael Diggins of Magnolia.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Sharon, on April 2, 2000; father, James; son, Adam, in 1976; and brother, Brian.
Logan Memorial Chapel in Logan was in charge of arrangements.
#2 Published in the Sept. 9, 2012 World-Herald, Omaha, Nebraska
Diggins, Terrance Dominic, age 66
Plattsmouth, NE. Survivors include his mother, Margaret Diggins, Magnolia, IA; sons, Douglas Diggins, Omaha, Terry Diggins Jr., Nebraska City, NE, Eric Diggins, Weeping Water, NE; and Shaylene Diggins, Plattsmouth; 11 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; sisters, Maureen Hutcheson, Sioux Falls, SD., Patricia Diggins and husband Ken Dunham, Dunlap, IA and Kathleen Diggins-Kane and Husband Brian, Brome, Australia; and brothers, James Diggins and wife Lori, Blair, NEm, William Diggins, Orano, ME, and Michael Diggins, Magnolia, IA. Terrance was preceded in death by his father James; wife Sharon; son Adam in 1976, and brother Brian.
A Rosary will be said at 6pm Monday, with VISITATION to follow until 8opm at the Logan Memorial Chapel, Logan, IA. MASS of CHRISTIAN BURIAL 10:30am Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Logan, IA. Final Resting Place, St. Bridget’s Cemetery, Magnolia, IA.
Logan Memorial Chapel, Logan, IA 712-644-2929
Note: Name: The Enterprise had him as Sr., the World-Herald as Jr., but within both papers it refers to his son as Terry Jr, so it seems the W-H made a typo which was corrected in the later publication. His father’s name was James Diggins.
Note: there are two St. Bridget’s Cemeteries in Iowa: one in Pottawattamie County and the other near Magnolia, in Harrison County. He was buried near Magnolia.
~~~Obituaries courtesy of Washington County Genealogical Association; newspaper clippings on file at the Blair Public Library, Blair, Nebraska~~~
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