Mark R. Riggenbach
Mark R. Riggenbach
VAN WERT, Ohio — Mark R. Riggenbach, 63, of Van Wert, passed away at 3:14 p.m. on Jan. 11, 2020, at Lima Memorial Hospital.

He was born on Feb. 29, 1956, in Van Wert, Ohio, the son of the late Richard Riggenbach and Laura (Williamson) Riggenbach.

Mark was a 1974 graduate of Van Wert High School. He retired from the Van Wert County Job and Family Services and was a member of the Van Wert Moose.

Mark enjoyed listening to music, especially country and blue grass, and was an avid Ohio State Buckeye fan. He was also an accomplished pool player and loved to play cards.

Surviving are two children, Callie Riggenbach and Nick Riggenbach, both of Athens, Ohio; a granddaughter, Riviera Faith Carlin; and a brother, Stan (Nancy) Riggenbach of Huntersville, North Carolina.

A celebration of life will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, at Van Wert Moose Lodge 1320, 740 W. Ervin Road, Van Wert, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mark’s memory may be sent to Van Wert County Child Services.

To share in Mark’s online memorial, please visit

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S. Washington St., Van Wert, OH 45891.