Dianne I. Riggs
Dianne Ingrid Riggs, 71, passed away on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, surrounded by
her family. She was born on July 16, 1947 in Fond du Lac to Elmer and Irene
(Hogland) Smet. Dianne was united in marriage to Ronald L. Riggs on April 1, 1967
at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Fond du Lac.
The eldest of seven children, Dianne was a caretaker to many of the people in her
life. Family was the most important thing to her and it filled her with joy to spend
time with them. She took great delight in taking care of the littlest family
members, always the first in line to hold the babies.
Dianne loved spending her summers in Green Lake with the family and friends.
She is survived by her husband, Ronald; three children, Lisa (Rick) Collien, Micheal
(Kim) Riggs, and Sarah (Scott) Jaber; grandchildren, Eric (Lexi) Collien, Adam
(fiancé, Allie) Collien, Evan (Krista) Collien, Andrew Collien, Jordan Johnson,
Nathan Johnson, Lauren Riggs, Mitchell Riggs and Ryan Riggs; great grandchildren,
Aidyn Collien, Georgia Collien and Delilah Collien. Dianne is further survived by
siblings, Donna (Gary) Charneski, Paul (Cathy) Smet, John (Jean) Smet, Mark
(Melissa) Smet, Dan (Julie) Smet, Dan Firks; her stepmother, Connie Smet;
siblings-in-law, Jean Nelsen, Don Riggs, Melvin (Shirley) Riggs, and Anita Priest;
other relatives and many dear friends.
Dianne was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Peter, one nephew,
Andrew Charneski, her sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Matt (Helen) Klumpyan
and her parents-in-law, James and Edith Riggs.
Visitation: The family will receive relatives and friends on Friday, August 3, 2018
from 10:00 to 11:45 AM at Holy Family Catholic Church, 271 4th Street Way in
Fond du Lac.
Services: A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated following
visitation on Friday August 3, 2018 at 12:00 PM at the church. Cremation has
Online condolences can be shared at www.zacherlfuneralhome.com.