Robert Higgins

Robert Allen Higgins, age 78, died Tuesday, May 4, 2021 surrounded by loved ones at Mayo Clinic Hospital, St. Marys Campus.

Robert was born on September 9, 1942 in Rochester, MN to Stanley and Nela (Williams) Higgins. He was a  laborer/mechanic in the automotive industry. His favorite things to do were motorcycle riding and camping.

Robert is survived by his children, Tammi Smuder of Big Lake, MN, Allen Higgins of Monticello, MN, Sally Higgins of Monticello, MN, Kerry (Glenn) Brown of IL, Melissa Miller of Big Lake, MN, William Higgins of Princeton, MN, Richard Higgins of Princeton, MN; siblings, Audrey (Milo) Meyers of Rochester, MN, Bernard Higgins of Nashville, TN, Harold (Penny) Higgins of Austin, MN; 23 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

Robert is preceded in death by his father, Stanley Higgins; his mother, Nela Higgins; and his wife, Julia Higgins.

A private family service will be held at a later time.

Memorials may be sent to Audrey Meyers at 1612 – 9th Street NE, Rochester, MN  55906.

Rochester Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories and condolences of Robert may be shared at

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