Services for Dr. Timothy J. Biga, 59, of Norfolk will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Norfolk. The Rev. Dave Belt will officiate. Private family inurnment services will be in the Resurrection Cemetery in Omaha at a later date.
Visitation will be 3-8 p.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Catholic Church with a wake service at 7 p.m. Home for Funerals is in charge of arrangements.
The longtime Norfolk physician died on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2006, at his home in Norfolk.
Dr. Biga spent 32 years as a dedicated physician in Northeast Nebraska providing quality medical care to multiple generations of families. During his career, he delivered nearly 3,000 babies and volunteered countless hours as team physician for high school football teams in Norfolk.
Timothy was born on May 24, 1947, in Omaha, the son of Emil F. and Marie (Krajicek) Biga Sr. He graduated from Creighton Prep High School in Omaha in 1965. He received a bachelor of science in math from Creighton University in 1969, his doctorate of medicine at the University of Nebraska in 1973 and served an internship at McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D., in 1974.
He married Nancy H. Heldt on Sept. 3, 1972. The couple moved to Norfolk in 1974. His proudest accomplishments were his children and grandchildren. He took great pride in his family and was a doting grandfather.
He was a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, Nebraska Academy of Family Physicians, Nebraska Medical Association and American Medical Association of Medical Review Organizations. He was a two-term commissioner for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and served as past president of the Norfolk Catholic Academic Excellence committee. He was a past medical director of the Norfolk Surgi Center, a past medical director of the Battle Creek Nursing Home, and an adjunct professor for the University of Nebraska Medical Center
Dr. Biga fought a courageous battle with pseudomyxoma peritonei - a rare form of cancer.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Nancy of Norfolk; his mother, Marie of Omaha; his sons, Dr. Louis M. Biga of Lincoln, Capt. Paul T. Biga of Fort Hood, Texas; and one daughter Anna M. and her husband, Patrick Schaber, of Eagan, Minn. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Bridget and Grady Schaber of Eagan, Minn.; three brothers and their wives, Emil F. and LaVonne Biga Jr. of Omaha, Kevin and Gay Biga of Omaha, and Blase and Sandy Biga of Omaha; three sisters and their husbands, Jane and Barry Wilson of Cedar Falls, Iowa, Dianne and Larry Vanourney of Omaha, and Mary and Bob Kurcz of Omaha.
He was preceded in death by his father and one infant brother, Joseph.
Memorials may be directed to Norfolk Catholic School Foundation and the Columban Fathers.