Faith Darlene (McRoden) Higgins


Faith Higgins

Faith Higgins

Faith Darlene (McRoden) Higgins, 86, of Miller, passed away Saturday, December 28, 2013 at the home of one of her daughters’, surrounded by family.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, January 2, 2014 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Miller with Father Chester Murtha, celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Ann’s Cemetery, Miller. Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 1, 2014 followed by a 3:00 p.m. wake service, all at the church.

Faith was born February 3, 1927 in Fargo, ND to Paul E. and Antoinette (Kling) McRoden. Faith graduated from Montevideo High School in 1944, then continued her education though the Army Nurses’ Cadet Program at Presentation College where she earned her degree as a Registered Nurse. She worked at Good Samaritan Society in Miller, SD and Burns Manor in Hutchinson, MN.

Faith married Vincent E. Higgins February 3, 1948 in Mitchell, SD. They lived in Mitchell until 1951, when they moved to Miller, SD. To this union, seventeen children were born. Faith was a member of St. Ann’s Altar Society and VFW Auxiliary.

She is survived by her children: Sharon (Larry) Christenson, James Higgins, Edwin Higgins, Mary (Max) Porath, Pat Higgins, Darlene Nixon, Judith Higgins, Nancy Schumacher, Cathy Higgins, John Higgins, Teresa (Randy) Fanning, Daniel Higgins, Tim Higgins, Thomas Higgins, Carol Higgins, Dianne (Mike) Armstrong and William Higgins; grandchildren Matt (Sarah) Fanning, Brittany (Nick) Rihanek, Eric Fanning, Brett Nixon, Jennifer Nixon, Ashley Schumacher, Gustin Schumacher and Melissa Higgins; great granddaughters: Brittany Abbott and Claire Rihanek; and sister, Antoinette “Toni” Williamson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Vincent E. Higgins in 1974; parents, Paul and Antoinette (Kling) McRoden; brothers: William McRoden, Paul McRoden, Jr, Llewellyn McRoden, Mark McRoden and Lon McRoden; sisters: Almeda Anderson and Ella Lorence; granddaughter, Heather Schumacher; and grandson, Chad Abbott.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Wheels and Meals Program, c/o Miller Manor, 105 N. Broadway, Miller, S.D. 57362.

Reck Funeral Home has been entrusted with Faith’s arrangements. Visit

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