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780 12th St. SW
P.O. Box 822
Le Mars, IA 51031
Phone: 712-546-4903
Fax: 712-546-4710
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Roger Eugene
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June 11, 1937 – November 24, 2018

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Roger E. Briggs, 81, of Cleghorn, Iowa passed away unexpectedly at his home on Saturday, November 24, 2018. A time of visitation and sharing will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus, Iowa. The family will be present from 5 – 7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. conducted by Father Bill McCarthy. A private family service and burial will take place at a later date. The Earnest – Johnson Funeral Home in Marcus is assisting Roger’s family with arrangements.

Roger Eugene Briggs was born on June 11, 1937 in Cherokee, Iowa to Ronald Lehman and Ellen Storkel (McConnell) Briggs. He attended school in Marcus, Iowa where he graduated from high school in 1955. Following graduation, Roger enlisted in the United States Air Force. He received his basic training at Parks Air Force Base in California. His permanent duty station was at K. I. Sawyer Air Force Base in Michigan where he was a radar repairman. Roger earned his Honorable Discharge on November 8, 1961 having attained the rank of Airman First Class.

On August 27, 1960, Roger and Frances Benedict were united in marriage at Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus. They made their home on the A.A. Noltze farm for 30 years. In 1990, they moved to Cleghorn, Iowa and Roger took a position at Wells’ Dairy in Le Mars. He worked at the south ice cream plant as a C.I.P with the Sanitation Department, retiring in 2002. He also helped John Sand for many years with farming.

Roger loved doing anything with electronics and even constructed his own television. Other hobbies included woodworking and carving, bicycle riding and cross country skiing.

Grateful to have shared his life is his wife of 58 years, Fran Briggs of Cleghorn, IA; daughters, Wendy Hauschildt and her husband Keith of Marcus, IA, Evelyn Briggs of Altoona, IA and Cindy Schwarz of Marcus, IA; six grandchildren, Carly (Carson) Kness, Cody (Chelsea) Ruden, Riley (Alyssa) Briggs, Amber (Clay) Jensen, Lindsey (Danny) Linquist and Ashley (Jeremy) Specht; great-grandchildren, Ryker and Mia Briggs, Graycen, Charlotte and Atley Ruden, Noah, Aubrey and Elise Specht, Cael and Olivia Jensen and Bennett Linquist; a brother, Jerry Briggs and his wife Sherry of Marcus, IA; three nephews, Kevin (Kim) Briggs, Jason Briggs and Derek (Niki Knapp) Briggs.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Kelly Schwarz; son-in-law, Pete Ruden; and a sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Jerry Meyer.

Memorials may be directed to Cleghorn Fire and Rescue.

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Visitation

When Tuesday, November 27th, 2018 2:00pm - 8:00pm
Location
Holy Name Catholic Church
Address
100 N. Elm Street
Marcus, IA 51035
Additional Information The family will be present from 5 – 7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. conducted by Father Bill McCarthy.

Service Information

When
Tuesday, November 27th, 2018 7:00pm
Officiating
Father Bill McCarthy
Location
Holy Name Catholic Church
Address
100 N. Elm Street
Marcus, IA 51035

Interment Information

Location
Holy Name Cemetery
Address
Intersection of Highland Drive & Ames Avenue
Marcus, IA 51035

Reception Information

Location
Holy Name Catholic Church
Address
100 N. Elm Street
Marcus, IA 51035
712-546-4903
Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home
780 12th St. SW
Le Mars, IA 51031
712-376-2727
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206 East Pine
Marcus, IA 51035
712-378-3031
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Kingsley, IA 51028