VAN WERT – Nancy Marie Riggenbach, 70, of Huntersville, N.C., passed away at 4:52 a.m. on Jan. 13 at her residence. She was born on April 13, 1950 in Ironwood, Mich., to the late Sylvester "Stretch" and Donna (Rohrer) Goedde. On Dec. 21, 1970, she married the love of her life, Stan Riggenbach, who survives. Together, they shared 50 years of memories.

Nancy earned her nursing degree from Miami Valley Hospital and worked as an RN at Van Wert County Hospital, Federal Mogul, Women's Care of Wood County and Ford Motor Company.

Nancy and Stan left Van Wert, living in Waterville for several years before moving to Huntersville, N.C., where she and Stan have resided for the past eight years.

Nancy kept herself busy as a member of the Bridge Club, the Bunco Club, the Knitter's Club and the Centennial 55+ Group. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who cherished the time she spent with them.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Stan Riggenbach of Huntersville, N.C.; sons: Thomas (Heather) Riggenbach of Convoy; Brian (Sara) Riggenbach of Huntersville, N.C.; Bradley (Elisha) Riggenbach of Denver, N.C.; David (Andrea) Riggenbach of Whitehouse; brother, Ed (Nancy) Goedde of Lima; sister, Kathy Taylor of Carmel, Ind. as well as 10 grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Nancy was preceded in death by her brother-in-law, Dan Taylor.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a private family funeral service will be held Thursday, Jan. 21 at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home with Rev. Clark Williman, officiating. Interment will follow in Woodland Cemetery. Nancy's funeral service will be live-streamed on the funeral home's website and will be available to view for 90 days.

A celebration of life, open to the pubic, will be held at a later date when it is safe to do so.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Nancy`s memory Donations can be made to: Please Choose Designation "Levine-Dickson Hospice House - Huntersville".

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891.