Robert Higgins

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Robert “Dan” Higgins, 58, of Swansea, IL, born January 30, 1965, in Decatur, IL, died Sunday, April 16, 2023, at his residence with his loved ones by his side.

Dan went to Parks College on a baseball scholarship and received his degree in Aeronautical Science Business and worked for Fed Ex for 23 years. Dan loved fishing, golfing, Saint Louis Blues Hockey, Saint Louis Cardinals Baseball, as well as traveling the world with his family. Dan was a wonderful gentle soul who loved to laugh and have fun.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert K. and Helen J., nee LeVeck, Higgins; and a brother, Robert V. Higgins.

He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Charmagne, nee Coil, Higgins;
their two children, who were his pride and joy, Alex Higgins, Ashlyn Higgins, and his daughter, Brianna Chatman;
four grandchildren, Carlee Chatman, Cheyenne Chatman, Skylar Chatman, and Cayden Vize;
one sister, Laura Miller;
one brother, Robert F. Higgins;
his mother-in-law, Zaida (Mavin) Nowicki;
his father-in-law, Bob (Lynette) Coil;
three sisters-in-law, Charlotte Eiseman, Charlenyne Coil, and Chantelle (Phillip) Neal;
many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

As per Dan’s request, instead of a funeral, he wanted a “Celebration of Life” in the tradition of his beloved Irish heritage, when his dream home is completed in August.



5 Comments on Robert Higgins

Nancy Dunn said : Guest Report Apr 25, 2023 at 2:56 PM

So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

  • O’Fallon
  • IL
Nancy Dunn said : Guest Report Apr 24, 2023 at 9:46 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  • O’Fallon
  • Il
Lioba Rao said : Guest Report Apr 23, 2023 at 7:20 PM

I am very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all during this difficult time.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Laura Miller said : Guest Report Apr 23, 2023 at 11:50 AM

Charmagne, I am so very sorry-wish I could of done some fishing with Dan and spent more time with him

  • decatur
  • Illinois
Bob Wojcik said : Guest Report Apr 22, 2023 at 12:16 AM

Charmagne, I’m so sorry. My Sympathies. Thoughts and prayers with you and your family at this time. Bob Wojcik

  • Millstadt
  • Il

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