About Us | Riggle-Waltermann Mortuary

History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

Riggle Waltermann Mortuary has a long history of helping those in need, dating back to 1910 when we were known as Jordan, McManus, Hunt, & Waltermann on Main Street in Downtown Richmond. We moved to our current location, 32 South 11th St, in 1918.

In the 1930’s Jordan, McManus, and Hunt were gone, and we became Unser & Waltermann. In 1946 George Riggle came to Richmond from western Indiana, and became a partner in the business in 1952.  We then became known as Waltermann – Riggle. In 1960, Joseph Waltermann passed away, and his son Frank took over his father’s ownership role. In 1966, George became principle partner and we became Riggle – Waltermann Mortuary. In 1968, George and Frank added a 100 person capacity chapel as well as other major renovations.

In 1972, George’s son Gary came to work at the funeral home. When Frank successfully ran for mayor of Richmond in 1982, Gary partnered with his father. In 2005, they hired Eric Davis through his high school’s internship program, and he started full time in 2008 after he graduated from mortuary school. In 2010, Josh Forrester started, and became a full time director in 2012 when he graduated from mortuary school.

At Riggle-Waltermann Mortuary, we regard a family’s call to us as a sacred trust…and we make every effort to deserve it. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We give our closest attention to every detail, which reflects our deep regard for the highest standards of our profession.


Our Valued Staff

Gary Riggle

Gary Riggle, Owner/Funeral Director


Eric Davis

Eric Davis, Funeral Director

Eric was born and raised in the Fountain City area. He is a 2005 graduate of Northeastern High School. He started working at Riggle - Waltermann Mortuary in 2005 through an internship through his high school. He married Kimmie (Decker) in 2010. They have a son, Gavin; and 2 dogs, Champ & Toby.

Eric is a 2008 graduate of Mid America College of Mortuary Science. In his spare time he enjoys golfing, going to gym, and spending time with family and friends


Josh Forrester

Josh Forrester, Funeral Director

Josh was born and raised in the Richmond area. He is a 2005 graduate of Northeastern High School. He started working at Riggle - Waltermann Mortuary in 2009. He married Brooke (Erwin) in 2015. They have 1 dog, Mocha.

Josh is a 2012 graduate of the Mortuary Science program at Ivy Tech Community College. In his spare time he enjoys golfing, going to the gym, and spending time with family and friends. He is a member of the Richmond Elks #649 , where he is also the Lecturing Knight


John Porter

John Porter, Support Staff


In Loving Memory - George Riggle

In Loving Memory - George Riggle


In Loving Memory - Frank Waltermann

In Loving Memory - Frank Waltermann