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Richard Elmer Luigs, 94, of Haubstadt, IN, passed away Thursday, September 15, 2022, at his home with his family by his side. He was born to the late Robert and Lorene (Greubel) Luigs in Evansville, IN on December 21, 1927.
Richard made friends wherever he went and could always drum up a conversation with anyone. He was an avid gardener and grew some of the best tomatoes in southern Indiana. He and his wife Gloria enjoyed traveling to 49 states and Canada in their motorhome and spent many years camping. He retired from Whirlpool Corporation and did exceptional work recovering furniture as a hobby. He was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Haubstadt, IN. He and his wife Gloria were the longest married couple at Sts. Peter and Paul, having just celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary on September 9, 2022. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army and went on the Honor Flights of Southern Indiana in 2015. He was a member of the Knights of St. John, Knights of Columbus, and the American Legion post #194.
Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Robert Luigs and a sister, Betty Ziliak.
Richard is survived by his loving wife, Gloria (Deneke), his son, David (Dawna) Luigs of Haubstadt, IN; his grandchildren, Adam (Caitlyn) Luigs of Elberfeld, IN and Alissa Luigs of Owensboro, KY; great grandchildren, Georgia Proctor and Everlee Luigs of Elberfeld, IN; and his sister-in-law, Sharon Trible of Haubstadt, IN.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, September 19, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Haubstadt, IN, with Father Andrew Thomas and Father Kenneth Betz as co-celebrants. Visitation will be on Sunday, September 18, 2022, from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Stodghill Funeral Home in Fort Branch with Rosary services performed by the Knights of Columbus and the Knights of St. John at 2:30 p.m. Military Honors services will be performed by the Veterans of Gibson County. Burial will be at Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Chemo Buddies, Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, or St. James Catholic Church. Expressions of sympathy can be made at stodghillfuneralhome.com.
A special thanks to his caregiver Donna Rhodes, Dr. Michael Titzer and his staff, nurses at OHA, Heart to Heart Hospice, and Chemo Buddies.
Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church
211 N. Vine St., Haubstadt IN 47639
St. James Catholic Church
12300 S 50 W, Haubstadt IN 47639
3700 Bellemeade Ave., Evansville IN 47714