Charles H. Briggs, 95Charles H. Briggs, age 95, of the American Heritage Care Center in Hammond and formerly of New Richmond, Wis., died on Monday, May 7, at St. Joseph's Hospital in St. Paul, Minn.
Charles H. Briggs, age 95, of the American Heritage Care Center in Hammond and formerly of New Richmond, Wis., died on Monday, May 7, at St. Joseph's Hospital in St. Paul, Minn.
He was born the son of John and Emma (Niewoehner) Briggs on Oct. 28, 1916, in Chickasaw County, Iowa. On Dec. 18, 1938, he married Marian Brandenburg. They had two daughters. Charles later was married to Jessie Thompson in 1955 and Ethel Arnold in 1982. Charles worked in the CCC camps during the Depression. He became a chef and worked as one his entire career in Iowa and in Wisconsin at Lundy's and The Laurel.
He loved to fish and hunt, play cards, and spend time with his family. Until 2009, he was the oldest active member of the Indianhead Bassers Fishing Club.
He was preceded in death by his parents; five siblings; three wives; three sons-in-law; grandson Mitchell Spencer; and many other loved ones.
Charles is survived by his daughters, Bernice Ahl and Bernadine (Don) Greenfield; grandchildren Marcy Hanson, Jeff (Rachel) Vogt, and David Greenfield; great-grandchildren, Riley Hanson, Kyle Hanson, and James Dail Vogt; seven step-children; and many step-grand- and step-great-grandchildren; special friends, Lenny Larson and family.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, May 11, at the R & D Banquet Facility (corner of Highway 65 and County Road G), New Richmond. Visitation will also be Friday from 12-1 p.m. before the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the donor's choice.
Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services Beebe Chapel of New Richmond.
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