David D. Higgins I
                                      March 2, 1938 -- September 3, 2020

David D. Higgins I, 82, of Shipshewana, died on Thursday, September 3 at
Goshen Health Hospital. He was born on March 2, 1938 in Goshen, to Arthur
and Rose (Kitson) Higgins.  On June 30, 1984 in Elkhart, he married Marilyn
(Barnes) Lowe; she died November 11, 2004. Survivors are two sons, David
(Cindy) Higgins II, Jeff (Pam) Lowe both of Shipshewana; three daughters,
Tonia Higgins Koscher of Bristol, Tammy (Rick) Lough, Christina Wagner
both of Shipshewana; 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren. He was
preceded in death by his wife, parents, two sisters, and three brothers.
David's passion in life was horses. He was one of the original founders of the
International Colored Appaloosa Association, Inc. (ICAA). He served as the
ICAA President from 1991 to 1997 and served as Chairman/CEO of the Board
of Trustees. He was still actively involved on the Board of Trustees until his
passing. Visitation will be from 4:00 - 6:00 pm on Wednesday, September 9
followed by a 6:00 pm memorial service at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003
South Main Street Middlebury. Family and friends will gather at 10:00 am on
Thursday, September 10 at Scott Cemetery for a graveside service. Services
will be conducted by Pastor Josh Watts. Memorials may be given to the
funeral home to assist the family with expenses.

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From: Sharon January
Dave was a good friend for about 20 years. I will miss him something
terrible, as will all of us with ICAA. May God comfort the family and give
you peace.
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From: International Colored Appaloosa Association, Inc
With love, from Dave's ICAA family.
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From: Cornelia Szebrat
My condolences for your loss!
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From: Gary Banina
Due to pre-existing conditions & COVID-19, we are not traveling. So sorry
for your loss. Uncle Dave will be missed. Love, Patricia & Gary Banina
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From: Deborah New
I only met David once but could tell he was a good man.

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From: Richard Rothrock
My deepest condolences to Uncle Dave's family at his lost. I always had a
warm spot in my heart for him. He was the first person to stick me on a
horse. I remember he and Marilyn traveling out to Minnesota to be with
our mother in her final days and the chats we had while there. He was
always fun to be around and introduced me to so many things I would not
hav e known about otherwise. I will miss him. I cannot be at the funeral
tomorrow but will be thinking of all of you at that time. May God be with
you in this sad time.