Leland Briggs

Leland Jerome Briggs

Thursday, December 7th, 1939 - Tuesday, January 29th, 2019
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The spirit of Leland Jerome Briggs, 79, has flown high, beyond the sky, into everlasting peace. He leaves behind a family who has always depended on his strength of character, wisdom and love.

Leland was blessed to grow up in the small town of Ettrick, WI and could always count on his childhood friends for skating, skiing, swimming, fishing and all around fun. In his adult years his favorite memories were playing for Irv’s Bar Softball Team where his pitching skills helped bring home many victories, fishing in the North American Walley Tournament in La Crosse where he placed fourth and hunting with his sons and grandsons. He worked many years as a supervisor in local industries including ETCO and TRW.

He graduated from Gale Ettrick in 1957 and proudly served four years in the U.S. Navy. His marriage to Carolyn Mitchell followed, and they were blessed with Sally (Bob) Le Tendre of Racine, David (Amy) Briggs and twin brother Darrin (Missy) Briggs both of Onalaska. Leland enjoyed spending time with his six grandchildren: Jonathon and Lauren Le Tendre, Cameron and Karli Briggs and Landon and Carter Briggs. He also leaves behind his brothers John O. Briggs of Grand Prairie, TX and Russell Briggs of Columbus, OH and many loving nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Sidney and Irene (Nelson) Briggs, brothers Robert and Curtis Briggs, a sister Patricia and an infant son Daniel.

Leland had strong passions in life; family, the great outdoors and a work ethic beyond reproach. His passing leaves a void that can never be filled.

A memorial Mass will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church in Ettrick, with Father Amalraj Antony presiding. Friends may call at the Church on Saturday, from 11:00am until the time of the services. Burial with Military Honors will be held at a later date.

The family would like to thank the Ettrick Fire Department and G.E.T. First Responders, the wonderful staff at Gundersen Health System for their care and compassion and the Veterans Administration.

Memorials can be directed to St. Bridget’s Catholic Church, the Ettrick Fire Department or the G.E.T. First responders.
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  • Visitation

    February 2, 2019 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
    February 2, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm
    St. Bridget's Catholic Church
    22650 Washington St
    ETTRICK, WI 54627
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    February 2, 2019 | 1:00pm
    February 2, 2019 1:00pm
    St. Bridget's Catholic Church
    22650 Washington St
    ETTRICK, WI 54627
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Fr. Amalraj Antony


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Posted at 02:09pm
With Love from Stuart, Kathy, Nathan, Shannon, Kirsten, Brian, Logan and Ollie.
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Love, Curtiss, Gayle, Meg, Barney and Taylor Brigg

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With loving memories of Uncle Leland, our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.
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Bill larson

Posted at 09:47am
Served his country,raised his family was an asset to all..."No Finer Man Walked"
My heart goes out to those who were dear to him.... a loss for us all....
But let's not forget,he's with the Lord now and always in our hearts...
Bill larson

Eric Larson

Posted at 09:39am
RIP Mr. Briggs. You can rest now and watch your children and grandchildren grow. You will be truly missed by everyone.
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Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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