OBITUARY

Mitsuko "Ginger" Higgins

January 11, 1933November 19, 2021
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Mitsuko “Ginger” (Yamaguchi) Higgins, 88, of Evansville passed away on Friday, November 19, 2021 at St. Vincent Hospital.

Mrs. Higgins, a native of Japan, was born in Fukuoka, Japan on January 11, 1933. She was a member of Christian Fellowship Church and was a long-time member of their All-City Bible Study.

While working at Shiroi Air Force Base near Tokyo, she met her future husband, Larry, in 1956. They were married on May 29, 1959 in the American Embassy in Tokyo and relocated to Evansville. She received her American citizenship in 1964. Ginger also worked at Drucker’s and Sater’s Men’s Clothing Stores as a tailor/seamstress earlier in her marriage.

She was a graduate of Kyo Ritsu All-Girls School in Tokyo. Ginger also attended Rogoku English School, Urawa Design and Dress-making School and the Urawa Flower Arrangement School.

She is survived by her son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren, Scott, Elissa, Emmalyn and Jillian Higgins of Evansville; a sister and brother-in-law, Masako and Noboru Takanashi of Tokyo; a brother, Aiesuke Yamaguchi of Sapporo, Japan; a nephew, Hidemi Takanashi of Tokyo; sisters-in-law, Linda Bowling and Gerri Scheu of Evansville.

Ginger was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Higgins of Evansville, her father, Satoru Yamaguchi of Tokyo and her mother, Toshiko.

A Funeral Service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at Alexander Memorial Park Chapel at 2200 Mesker Park Dr., Evansville, IN, officiated by Rev. Dale Beaver. Burial will follow in the cemetery. Friends may visit from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday at Alexander West Chapel, 2100 W. Illinois St.

In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested that memorial contributions be made either to the Evansville Food Bank or a local homeless shelter.

Condolences may be made online at www.AlexanderWestChapel.com .

Services

  • Visitation at Alexander West Chapel

    Wednesday, November 24, 2021

  • Funeral service at Alexander Memorial Park Chapel of Remembrance

    Wednesday, November 24, 2021

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Judy Niednagel

November 24, 2021

We have enjoyed and loved Ginger for many years, and she was a dear friend of David's mother, Phyllis Niednagel who is no longer with us. We loved Ginger's sweet, positive and generous spirit and always enjoyed talking with her, even though we had some trouble understanding her accent! We're sad that she's no longer with us, but are so thankful she knows her Savior and is with Him! We are very sorry to be out of town and unable to attend her funeral, but our thoughts and prayers are with you, Scott, and your family.

Chris Davis

November 23, 2021

Scott,

You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

The Davis Family

Vickie Raleigh

November 23, 2021

I met Ginger in 1985 as we shared in caring for a mutual friend with cancer. She was a kind loving lady who spoke her mind when needed and kept things organized. I loved her for that. I know she has been ready for being reunited with her beloved Larry for a long time. God rest her sweet soul. My deepest sympathy to you Scotty and family. 🙏❤️

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