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Warden Dale Briggs

Warden Dale Briggs

Warden Dale Briggs, 62, of Bemidji, MN died Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at the University of Minnesota Fairview Medical Center.

A gathering will be held Noon-2:00pm, on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Sarah Briggs home in Bemidji. All family and friends are welcome. Arrangements are with the Cease Family Funeral Home of Bemidji.

He was born on January 14, 1952 in Clarinda, Iowa, the son of Dale and Rosa (March) Briggs. He was raised and educated in Des Moines, IA, and graduated from High School in Dennison, Iowa. He ran Ward Briggs Trucking in Rockport, Missouri for several years and later in Bemidji, MN, after moving there in 1989. He loved to go fishing with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his: Wife, Sarah Briggs, Children, Ward (Janelle) Briggs, their children Simon and Spencer, Michael (Genna Ironi) Briggs, Rebbeca Briggs, her child Tanner, Mother, Rosa Briggs, Sisters, Gail Block, Gina (Craig) Long, Brothers, Greg (Joanne) Briggs, Don (Sherri) Briggs, Numerous nieces, and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father Dale Briggs, and his grandparents Winnie and Julius March, Freda and Emery Briggs.