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Joshua Eugene Rigby

Joshua (Josh) Eugene Rigby, 39, Audubon, died suddenly on Monday, September 10, 2018.


Josh was born September 18, 1978, in Des Moines, Iowa.  He was a long-time Des Moines resident, but most recently was a resident of Audubon, Iowa.


Josh loved spending time with his wife, son, and family, cheering on the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Dallas Cowboys, watching the WWE, working on his yard, cooking meat, playing with his dog, growing his beard, and experiencing new things.  He was a compassionate man who would help a complete stranger in anyway he could.  He worked for many years as a cook and once had been a volunteer firefighter for Saylor Township.


He is survived by is son, Isaiah Rigby, Mitchellville; his wife, Erin O’Brien, Audubon; his mother, Melody Mowery, Des Moines; his father and step-mother, Don Rigby and Jennifer Vickers, Monticello; his brother, Brian Lafrenz, Des Moines; his sister, Tanya Lafrenz, Des  Moines; his step-brothers, Todd (Wendy) Cosner and Rod (Lisa) Cosner, Des Moines; his nieces, Paige Schnathorst, Brittany, Natalie, Kait, and Emily Cosner, and Bridget Davis; his nephews, Kobey and Kaleb Lafrenz, William McClain, Joshua Davis, Derek and David Costner; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.


Josh was predeceased by his stepmother Pat Rigby and his stepsister, Michelle Davis.


The family is having a private viewing prior to cremation.  Josh will be having a Celebration of Life at a later date to be announced when final plans are made.





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