William Dennis Briggle
October 6, 1943 ~ February 18, 2012
Memorial services will begin at 1PM, Thursday, February 23, 2012, at Beaver Valley Lutheran Church with Pastor Jerry Merkouris officiating. Inurnment will follow at the Beaver Valley Church Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 3 until 7 PM, Wednesday, February 22, at Heartland Funeral Home of Brandon, with family present at 5:30 and a prayer service beginning at 6:30pm.
William Dennis Briggle was born October 6, 1943 to Kenneth and Meda (James) Briggle in Sioux Falls. They lived in Canton where Bill went to school until about 10th grade. He began working for the Lincoln County Highway Dept doing road maintenance and plowing snow. After a few years, Bill turned his interest towards the Canton Farmer Coop where he worked for a few years. He also directed his attention to a young lady named Gloria Boscaljon. On March 23, 1962, they married. Two sons were born to this union; Scott and Steve. Eventually, Bill went back to work for the Lincoln County Highway Dept. in 1977 where he worked for 14 years. In 1991, Bill moved to Brandon where he started working for the Brandon City Maintenance Dept again plowing snow and mowing grass among other duties. In 1992, Bill married Ingrid Swenson and the couple has resided in Brandon ever since.
Bill had many hobbies that included hunting and fishing around South Dakota, gardening, woodworking, and collecting anything John Deere. In fact he has a whole room dedicated to his “green” collection. Bill also loved his animals including dogs, goats, and horses. Bill loved to bowl also and belonged to a league in Canton for years and was a cubscout leader for a short while as well.
Bill, 68, died Saturday, February 18, 2012, at Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls.
Bill is survived by his wife, Ingrid, two sons; Scott (Holly) of Sioux Falls and Steve of Custer, two step-daughters; Theresa (Adam) Aberle, Huntsville, AL, Amy (Matthew) Jernsen, Brandon, 8 step-grandchildren; Austin, Alex, and Aarron Aberle, Devin and Lexi Swanson, and Madi, Carter, and Braeden Jensen, one sister; Pat (Steve) Fossum, Lennox and many nieces and nephews.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents.