Don F. Nigg, age 78 of Oroville, passed away on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 in Colville. He was born September 27, 1936 in Oroville to parents Frank and Gunda Nigg.
Don grew up and attended school in Oroville, graduating in 1954. He then entered the US Army and served during the Korean War. Following an honorable discharge from the service in 1956 he moved to Conrad, Mont. On May 16, 1964 he married Betty Jean Fox in Coeur d Alene, Idaho and together they made their home in Oroville.
Don began driving truck for Figenshaw Trucking and also worked with his father as a packer into the Pasayten Wilderness. In 1978 while working full time, Don built the family home in Oroville. He worked his entire life as a heavy equipment operator and truck driver retiring in 1994.
Following retirement, he and Betty enjoyed traveling together. Both Don and Betty loved children and if there was ever a kid in need their home was always open to them.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty, in 2002. After Betty’s death he moved to Colville and built homes for his son and daughter and their families. He will be remembered for his patience great smile and sense of humor.
He is survived by his daughters Terry (Ron) Pinkerton of Omak and Cassi (Chad) Beardsley of Colville; sons Donnie (Amy) Nigg of Colville and Shawn (Dalene) Nigg of Oroville; sisters Mary Ries of Conrad, Mont. and Kathryn Loiselle of Spokane; ten grandchildren, four great grandchildren and two foster grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Don was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Ray and two nephews, Greg Nigg and Nicholas Ries.
Funeral Services will be held on Friday, December 5, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Oroville with Father Jose Maldonado, officiating. A military graveside service will follow at Oroville Riverview Cemetery with Oroville American Legion, officiating.
Bergh Funeral Service of Oroville/Tonasket in care of arrangements.