Delbert Wayne Figgins (82) of rural Stewardson


Published on October 16 2017 7:58 am

Delbert Wayne Figgins, 82, of rural Stewardson, IL, passed away at 4:10 p.m. on Saturday, October 14, 2017 in his home.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 18 in the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Stewardson, IL with Pastor Daniel Towar and Pastor Larry Clonch officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday in Howe and Yockey Funeral Home, Strasburg, IL. Burial will be in Lower Ash Grove Cemetery, near Strasburg, IL. Memorials may be given to the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Stewardson, IL or the 3ABN Broadcasting Network.

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Wayne was born on August 30, 1935 in rural Stewardson, IL, the son of Irvin and Edna Fern Culver Figgins. He graduated from Stewardson-Strasburg High School in the Class of 1953. Wayne began working for Harshman Industries in Sullivan, IL and was also a grain and dairy farmer in rural Stewardson, IL, operating a Grade A Dairy Farm. Wayne later worked for Irvin Thompson of Arcola, IL building grain bins and in 1970 became a distributor for Little Debbie Snack Cakes. He retired in 2002 and began delivering new horse trailers and R.V. campers all over the United States for a company in Elkhart, IN and most recently was a driver for the Amish. Wayne was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Stewardson, IL. He married Shirley Jean Farris on November 28, 1954.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley; son, Steve Figgins of Effingham, IL; daughters, Connie Thompson and husband Steve of Stewardson, IL and Cathy Collins and husband Jim of Bismarck, AR; six grandchildren, Tammy Buchanan, Michael Thompson, Heather Brockett, Eric Voelker, Jacob Figgins and Elissa Figgins; and ten great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Wendell Figgins; and sisters, Wilma Decker and Wyonia Soper.