The Weekly Vista

Ramon Frank Rigenhagen


Ramon Frank Rigenhagen, 83, died Friday, March 10, 2023, at his home in Bella Vista, Ark.

He was born June 17, 1939, in Mountain Lake, Minn., to Frank and Inga (Johnson) Rigenhagen. He was a 1957 graduate of Triumph Monterey High School and later attended Dunwoody Technical School. After serving in the U.S. Army, he started Rigenhagen TV Service & Sales in Trimont, Minn., and a second store in nearby Fairmont. This was followed by a career in the U.S. Postal Service, and then a co-founding of a satellite programmin­g company TeleView. He later moved to Gravette, Ark., in 1989, where he worked for the Shepherd’s Chapel for more than 25 years. He enjoyed piloting private planes, repairing and installing electronic­s, blueberry farming, and collecting treasures.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Mikki Schneider; and his grandson, Richard L. Rigenhagen.

He is survived by sisters, Ione Thompson of Loudon, Tenn., Ruth (Phil) Rose of Colorado Springs, Colo.; brother, Franklin (Carol) Rigenhagen of Meridian, Idaho; children, Rhonda (Stephen Jones) Rigenhagen of San Diego, Calif., R. Lee Rigenhagen of Towanda, Penn., Renee (Martin Monson) Rigenhagen of Louisville, Ky., Rachel (Randy Risch) Rigenhagen of Appleton, Minn., Rick (Chelsea) Rigenhagen of Howell, Mich., Karah Rigenhagen Kinkead of Bella Vista; and 10 grandchild­ren.

A memorial service will be scheduled in the coming weeks.

Arrangemen­ts are by the Bella Vista Funeral Home and Crematory.

Online condolence­s can be left at funeralmat­ion. com.

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