Evelyn J. Rigelman

Evelyn J. Rigelman, 96, of Olivet, Michigan, passed away on Wednesday, August 9, 2023, at Calhoun County Medical Care Facility. She was born in Marshall, Michigan on April 9, 1927, the daughter of Clyde and Julia (Powers) Churchill.

Evelyn was a graduate of Marshall High School, Class of 1944 in Marshall, MI. She met Elsworth D. Rigelman “Al” while he was working on her family’s farm. They married in Angola, Indiana, on November 18, 1949, and together celebrated 67 years of marriage before he passed away on November 5, 2016. Evelyn worked outside the home at both Kellogg’s and O&I before raising her family at home. She enjoyed vegetable gardening, and her cats, but most of all her family.

Evelyn is survived by her three children, Steven (Jean) Rigelman of Olivet, Mike Rigelman of Olivet, Robert Rigelman of Lansing; grandchildren, Nicole (Brad) Baker of Olivet, Kristi (Bob) Janvrin of Marshall, Phillip Rigelman (Amy Whitcomb) of Olivet; five great-grandchildren, Lydia (Anthony) Twichell, Lilly, Levi, Landon, and Andrew. Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband, and parents.

Relatives and friends were received on Monday, August 14, 2023, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services, 723 US Hwy 27 N, Marshall, MI 49068. A funeral service celebrating the life of Evelyn took place at 12:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Dr. James M. Gysel of Lee Center United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will follow at Rice Creek Cemetery, Marshall, MI. Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to donate to a charity of one’s choice. Please visit https://www.kempffuneralhome.com to view the online obituary, to sign the online guest book or to leave the family condolences.