Ralph Kisgen


(May 13, 2005)

Funeral services for Ralph Kisgen, 63, of Gillette were held Monday at the Stevenson Wilson Funeral Home Chapel in Gillette. He died Friday, May 13 at the Campbell County Memorial Hospital of natural causes. Burial was in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery in Gillette.

Ralph James Kisgen was born Feb. 11, 1942, son of John and Veronica (Schneider) Kisgen in Chokio, Minn. He was raised and educated there.

In 1982 he came to Gillette where he began working for the Campbell County Road and Bridge Department, as a heavy equipment operator. He retired after 20 years of service in 2002.

On Dec. 5, 1992, he married Betty Trigg in Gillette where the couple has resided since.

Survivors include his wife, Betty of Gillette; four sons: Mark Kisgen of Powell, Mike Kisgen (Deb) of Gillette, James Kisgen (Donna) of Freeburg, Ill., and, B.J. Kisgen of St. Charles, Mo.; one daughter, Peggy Burckhard of Devils Lake, N.D.; one brother, Marvin Kisgen of Alberta, Minn.; two sisters: Joyce Snell of Chokio, Minn. and Mary Jo Brown of Hancock, Minn; three stepchildren: Emily Hicks of Gillette, Christopher Hicks of Thomaston, Conn., Aaron Hicks of Las Vegas, Nev.; six grandchildren, four step grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Lois Kisgen; and his brother, Jerry Kisgen.

Memorials are suggested to the American Lung Association or the Gillette Moose Lodge.