R. Gary Tigue


Robert GARY Tigue, 84, passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Park Rapids, MN on Tuesday December 7, 2021.

Gary was born in Becker County on January 19, 1937 to Robert and Sylvia Tigue. It was in this same area that he was raised and attended Public School in Osage, graduated from Park Rapids HS with the Class of 1955. Growing up in Osage gave Gary a lot of good work ethics, the love of fishing, traveling and being thrifty. Gary was a member of the National Guard and went on to work & retire as a Master Electrician with Electrical Workers Union of MN. He met the love of his life, Janis (Stephens-Graves), married in South Dakota and spent 25 years together in Osage.

Gary is survived by his brother K. Greg Tigue (wife Nancy) of Dilworth; 2 children of his deceased wife (Chris Maudal & spouse Morris of Battle Lake & Randy Graves & his wife Ellen of Osage); Bonnie Tullgren (sister-in-law) and her son Robert of Live Oak, TX; niece Leah (Kurt Skjerven), nephews Greg (wife Sonja), Wade (wife Becky); a host of nieces, nephews, great-great nieces, nephews and longtime friend Carole Butterfield in Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Janis Tigue, niece Kimberley Tigue, nephew Tom Tullgren and brother-in-law Skipp Tullgren.

A Memorial service will be held in the Baptist Church in Osage in June - 2022 and burial will follow at the Osage Community Cemetery.

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