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.

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  • Janet Gill says:

    Ingrid and Family I am so sorry for the loss of your husband and father. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Larry McDorman says:

    My sincere condolences and my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Larry McDorman

  • Robert Leidig says:


    I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your Husband, I’ll keep you and your family in my prayers. I know this will be difficult for you and your family, but with the Lords help you will make it through. Take care of yourself Ingrid and I’ll talk to you later.

    Rob Leidig

  • Craig Folk says:

    My sincere condolences, I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers

    Your friend,

  • David Phillips says:

    Ingrid and family, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    David Phillips
    Citigroup Gray, TN

  • Cathy Nytroe says:

    Ingrid and Family,

    Bruce and I were saddened to hear of Bill’s passing. “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.”

    Kindest Regards,
    Bruce & Cathy Nytroe

  • Rebekah Miller says:

    Ingrid- I am so sorry to hear about your husband. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. I am sure that Jennifer Saavedra would be one of the first to greet him up in heaven.
    Rebekah Miller

  • Butch Lokey says:


    Very sorry to hear about Bill’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you
    at this difficult time.

    Butch Lokey

  • Carol Mulder,Lake Havasu,Az says:

    Scott, Steve, and Families, Im so sorry for your loss. Memories of when you boys were growing up with my kids, and getting together with your parents. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  • Tom & Gayle Wexler says:

    We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Bill, we will keep you and your family in our prayers.

    Tom and Gayle

  • Jean Wolff says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. May we find peace in our hearts with the fondest of memories.

  • Peggy says:

    Steve & Scott,

    I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. My thoughts of happier times are with you during these times. You and your families will be in my prayers.


  • Mike Sagness says:


    My thought and prayers are with you and your family. I enjoyed the times of fishing and hunting with your father. Those memories will be with me for a lifetime.


  • Brian, Bob, John says:

    Steve and family,
    Just found out about the loss of your dad. We are thinking of you. Please let us know if you need anything. We will be in touch. Take care.
    Brian, Bob, John & All
    Excel Truck & Trailer

  • Mark Limmer says:

    Steve, Ingrid, Scott, and family, I am very sorry for your loss. We are keeping you in our prayers.

  • Tina Vugteveen says:

    Dear Ingrid, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. It is a difficult time and pray you have many fond memories to carry you through this time. Sincerely, Syl and Tina Vugteven

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