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In Memory of Fred Briggs


December 22, 1937 - October 21, 2022

Fred Briggs, age 84, a resident Minong, died at his home on Friday, October 21, 2022.

Frederick Briggs was born and raised on the east side of Chicago, Illinois to parents George and Myrtle (Wendt) Briggs on December 22, 1937.

After school, he enlisted and served in the US Armed Services. After his discharge, he worked various jobs that took him throughout the United States, living in Whiting, IN, for some time, until he moved to the Rice Lake area and began working for Sadowski Concrete. In the fall of 1990, he met Elaine and they would be later married on August 18, 1993 in Chetek. After working for Sadowski Concrete and living in the Minong area, he found work at the Danbury, Hertel, and Turtle Lake Casinos in their security division. Fred then was elected to five terms as the Village of Minong Constable and lastly worked with his wife Elaine for the DNR doing boat checks at area lakes. In his off time, he enjoyed camping and just going for rides with his wife Elaine, meeting his morning coffee crew in Minong, and fishing.

Fred is survived by his wife Elaine, children: Allen Briggs, Christopher Briggs, Boyd Briggs, Derek Briggs, Tanya Briggs, Raymond Briggs, Tracy Briggs, Timmy Stevens, step children: Daniel Rank, Malinda Brown, Julie Sadowski, Becky Richards, several grandchildren, and sister Elaine.

Fred is preceded in death by his parents, son Brian Pooler, daughter Tracy Briggs, and several brothers and sisters.

A Celebration of Fred’s life will be at the Minong Town Hall on Saturday, November 12, 2022, from 1-4pm. Interment is planned at the Fraaberg Cemetery near Chetek.

Last Update: Oct 26, 2022 3:17 pm CDT

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