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Paul Lewis Higginson

April 4, 1942 ~ May 9, 2020 (age 78)


Paul Lewis Higginson was born in Mishawaka, IN on April 4, 1942 to Edward A. Higginson of Mishawaka and Virginia M. Mikel of Seymour who preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife Vicki (Smead) Higginson of Elkhart. They were married at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Elkhart on May 7, 1966. He is also survived by two sons, James(Melinda Inabnit) Higginson of Osceola, IN , and Joseph (Colleen Herrity) Higginson of Greenwood, IN, and grandchildren, Kaylee (Bradley) Rhodes, Tyler Higginson, Brooks Higginson, Allie Higginson,  Gabrielle Higginson, Madelyn Higginson and great grandchild Khloe Higginson.  Also surviving are his brother Ret. Col. George Higginson (Ellie) of Holland, MI and his sister Venetta Lowry (Hugh) of Elkhart, nephews Mark Lowry, Curtis (Sharon) Lowry, Lee Lowry, and David Lowry (deceased). Paul is also survived by his special grandchildren Devin, Lizzy, Alex, and Nathan born not of blood but from his heart.

Paul was an employee of CTS Corporation in Elkhart for forty-five years and was a licensed realtor in the state of Indiana. He was in the first graduating class of Penn High School in 1960. He was also huge fan of high school sports and loved to argue in favor of the return to one class basketball. He was best known as the guy who ran all over Osceola and Mishawaka.  Running was his passion and when he could no longer run, he took up bicycling. 

Paul was a humble man of simple faith who put God first and never considered himself to be higher than others. His life was the living example of Philippians 2:3; “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vein conceit.  Rather, in humility, value others above yourselves.”

Due to current public health and safety standards for COVID-19, a live-streamed funeral service will be held at 1:30 pm Wednesday, May 13, 2020 beginning at 1:30 pm. A private interment will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Osceola.  The Higginson family will hold a public celebration of Paul’s life at a later date for all family and friends.  Cruz Family Funeral Home in Osceola is assisting with the arrangements.

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Funeral Service


Funeral Service
May 13, 2020

1:30 PM
Streaming Service
1109 Lincolnway West
Osceola, Indiana 46561

Private Interment

Cruz Family Funeral Home
1109 Lincolnway West
Osceola, Indiana 46561

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