Michael "Mike" Higgins

Born in Fort Dodge, IA
Born on Oct 29, 1958
Departed on May 1, 2021


Michael “Mike” P. Higgins, 62, of Hiawatha passed away on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at UnityPoint St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 PM on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home.  In honor of Mike, the family request you wear your favorite sports attire to the visitation. 

“Following the continued guidance from health officials, physical distancing must be practiced which requires a limited number of people allowed into the visitation at one time. The use of facemasks or shields is required.”

Mike was born on October 29, 1958 in Fort Dodge, Iowa the son of William and Nancy (Belikin) Higgins.  He graduated from St. Edmond High School and attended Iowa State University.  Mike achieved his culinary arts degree from AIC College in Davenport, Iowa.   Mike was united in marriage to Jill Cameron on August 6, 1995 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  He was very sports minded and was an avid Iowa State, Hawkeye, Chicago Cubs, and Dallas Cowboys fan! Mike enjoyed playing golf, cooking, and spending time with his beloved family.  His greatest accomplishment was celebrating 33 years of sobriety on April 24, 2021.      

Mike is survived by his wife of 25 years, Jill Higgins of Hiawatha, IA; a sister, Kathleen (Blake) Lewis of Richardson, TX; brother, William Higgins III of Kirkland, WA; his in-laws, Jerry and Patty Cameron of Owensboro, KY; sister-in-law, Dana (Stan) Kepley of Rock Port, IN; brother-in-law, Jason (Dawn) Cameron of Owensboro, KY; special companion, his cat Izzie Lou; and many loving nieces, nephews, and extended family members.  

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his fur baby, Sasha. 

The family request in lieu of flowers memorials be directed to the Cedar Valley Humane Society:  7411 Mt Vernon Rd SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403.