THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Jane R. Bigger
Issue Date: May 3, 2018
Jane Rick (McCawley) Bigger, 94, of Marinette, passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at Marvin's Manor in Brandon after a year there.
Prior, she lived with her daughter Michele of Waupun for two years and at her granddaughter Rachels for several months.
Born Feb. 4, 1924 in Chicago, Ill., the only child, to Charles and Hulda McCawley, she graduated from Senn High School in Chicago and worked as a long distance operator at Illinois Bell for eight years during World War II.
On Nov. 29, 1947, she married Arthur Bigger and in 1950 they left Chicago and moved to Marinette where they built a drive-in restaurant, the "Toot and Tell Me" on Hwy. 64.
Before retiring she worked at Lauerman Brothers, Prange's Department store and belonged to St. James Lutheran Church for over 50 Years.
She is survived by a daughter, Michele (James) Parish, Waupun, a son, Michael (Dawn) Bigger of Menominee, MIi.; a foster sister, Colleen Busch Enderby (Mark) of Menominee; five grandsons and two granddaughters and two great-granddaughters.
Including her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant son, Robert Bigger in 1950 and her husband, Arthur in 1998.
Family and friends gathered at Saint James Lutheran Church in Marinette on Saturday, April 28 from 1 p.m. until time of a Celebration of Life at 2 p.m. Hansen Onion Martell Funeral Home of Marinette assisted the family with arrangements.