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Jack D. Higginbotham

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Jack Douglas Higginbotham, 84, Mankato, died Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at his home.
Jack was born Aug. 27, 1928, to Floyd and Myrtle (Adams) Higginbotham in Iola.  He graduated from Iola High School. Jack attended Iola Junior College and received his Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from Kansas State University. He was united in marriage to Shirley Halbe on Aug. 20, 1950, in Iola. Jack served his country with the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict. He worked as an engineer in the flour milling industry in Denver, Mankato and New Prague, Minn. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Mankato and the Association of Operative Millers. Jack enjoyed woodworking, reading, fishing, reloading shells and watching golf on television.
Jack is survived by his wife, Shirley Higginbotham; son, Jack Douglas Higginbotham and his wife, Kim, Des Moines; daughter, Sue Eide, Owatonna; eight grandchildren; a brother, John Higginbotham and his wife, Carol, Iola; and extended family.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Paul, in 2004; a sister, Sharon; and a brother, Jimmie.
Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church in Mankato with Rev. Harold Tongen officiating. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday at Mankato Mortuary and will continue one hour before service at the church on Saturday.  Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Mankato. Memorials may be given to the Harry Meyering Center or MRCI.

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