Edyth Mae Briggs, 87, Hills, died Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, at Sanford Hopsital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
A funeral was Friday, Sept. 30, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Hills. Burial followed at Riverview Cemetery in Rock Rapids, Iowa.
Edyth was born Jan. 22, 1929, to Gustav and Matilda (Mahler) Winter on the family farm near Lester, Iowa. She was baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rock Rapids, and confirmed on April 2, 1944. Edyth graduated from country school District 51 after eighth grade in 1943. She graduated from Luverne High School on June 5, 1947.
Edyth first worked at Nelson Department Store in Luverne. She then took the position of office manager at the Telephone Company in Hills, until her retirement 30 years later.
She married Donald Boysen on her birthday in 1948; he died in October of 1979. She was married Keith Brooks from 1980 until his death in 1988.
In November of 1992 she married Donald Briggs. Donald died June 1, 2010. Edyth and Donald enjoyed traveling during their time together. She was knighted in The Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem (SMOTJ). Edyth enjoyed being very active in her church. She was a member of the quilting ladies and served in other areas as well.
Edyth is survived by her nieces, Debbie (Wally) Piepho, Lincoln, Nebraska, Barb (Bob) Daiker, Odebolt, Iowa, Patty (Pat) Teager, Jackson, Nebraska, and Becky (Bill) Butkus, Sidney, Nebraska; 10 great-nieces and great-nephews and their families; nine great-great-nieces and nephews; and Donald Briggs’ daughter, Deb Wright and family. She is also survived by her many friends and neighbors, as well as her “family” at the Tuff Memorial Home in Hills.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Gustav and Matilda Winter; husbands Don Boysen, Keith Brooks and Donald Briggs; and a brother and sister-in-law, Wilfred and Marjorie Winter.
Arrangements were by Jurrens Funeral Home of Hills, www.jurrensfuneralhome.com.