Michael J. Rigler of Landenberg

Michael J. Rigler, 60, of Landenberg, died Sunday, Sept. 8, at Heartland Hospice House in Pike Creek, Del.

Born in Wilmington, he was a son of Earl K. and Alma (Hendrickson) Rigler of Landenberg.  He was a 1971 graduate of Kennett High school where he excelled at all sports, especially basketball.  He then attended York College and graduated from Goldey Beacom College with an associate’s degree.

Michael was an independent contractor in the distribution industry for several companies including UPS, Arnold Breads, and Martins.

He loved all Philadelphia sports teams. Most of all, he adored his family, especially spending time with his kids and grandchildren.

Survivors include, in addition to his parents, one son, William “Bill” Rigler of Wilmington; one daughter, Melissa A. Wilkinson and her husband John of Landenberg; one brother, Earl Rigler and his wife Linda of Charleston, S.C. and Kennett Square, and three grandchildren, Gianna, Victoria, and John III.

You are invited to visit with Michael’s family from 10-11, a.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home Inc. (610-444-4116), 250 W. State St., Kennett Square.  A service celebrating Michael’s life will follow.  Interment will be held in Union Hill Cemetery. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Landenberg United Methodist Church, 205 Penn Green Rd., P.O. Box 36, Landenberg, Pennsylvania 19350. To share a memory with Michael’s family, please visit www.griecocares.com

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