Dale W. Briggs


Dale W. Briggs, 87, Grand Ledge, Michigan, formerly of Goshen, Indiana, died at 2:10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19.
He was born Dec. 5, 1930, in South Bend, to Morris Lee and Alta (Kane) Briggs. He married Beatrice I. "Penny" (Emery) Briggs, on Aug. 1, 1953. She died Oct. 10, 2016.
Surviving are a son, Gary W. (Michelle Y. Petersheim) Briggs and grandchildren, Alexandra Briggs and Garrison W. Briggs, all of Grand Ledge, Michigan.
Preceding him in death are his parents; wife, Beatrice; brothers, Robert and Morris Eugene Briggs; and sisters, Betty Briggs Grover, Marjory Briggs Sylvester and Rosemary Briggs Payne.
Dale was a 1949 graduate of Goshen High School and a member of First Baptist Church. He served four years with the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in Newfoundland. He was a member of the DAV and the Elkhart County Flight Masters Club. He was an active volunteer for Boy Scouts and was chairman of the Club Scouts for four years. Dale was part owner of Briggs Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Co., of Goshen. For five years, Dale served on the Advisory Board for the State Plumber Apprenticeship.
Private family services were held and burial was in Chapel of Peace Mausoleum, Rice Cemetery, Elkhart. Pastor Ruben Chupp officiated. Memorials may be directed to the First Baptist Church, Goshen.
Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Home, Goshen, handled arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent at www.rrefh.com
Published on September 23, 2018
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