Edwina Marie Higgins, the daughter of Harold Eugene and Beverly Jean (Clark) Leichliter, was born June 13, 1955, in Alma, Wisconsin. Edwina entered eternal rest on Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital, Council Bluffs, Iowa, at the age of sixty-two years and three months.
Edwina attended school in Spring Hill, Iowa. Edwina married Michael Laverne Higgins on June 26, 1971, and the couple was blessed with four children: Mikey, Angie, Tracy, and April.
Edwina worked several jobs throughout her life, including being a homemaker and taking care of her family, cleaning rooms at the La Conne Motel. Most recently, she worked at Corning Nursing and Rehab doing several different jobs. Every job she did was with a smile on her face.
Edwina’s family was the most important thing in her life as well as going above and beyond for anybody, and touching the lives of so many. She loved to spend time with her children and grandchildren. In addition to spending time with family Edwina enjoyed tending to her flower gardens, spending time with her dogs, and camping. She also liked to build dollhouses and other things out of wood.
Left to cherish her memory are her three daughters: Angie Nicholson and husband John of Corning, Tracy Smith of Gravity, and April Maeder and husband Matt of Corning; eleven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sisters: Corrine Smith of Des Moines, Jolene Laur and husband Jerry of Anita; brother: Gene Leichliter and wife Bev of Des Moines; mother-in-law: Fern Bougher of Des Moines; and many sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, other relatives and friends.
Preceding Edwina in death were her parents; Husband Michael in 2007; son Mikey in 2011; and father-in-law Duane Higgins.