Feb. 10, 1938-Nov. 29, 2017
MARSHALL — Celebration of Life for Carol Briggs, 79, of Marshall is at 1:30 p.m. Monday at First Lutheran Church in Marshall. A reception will follow. Burial will be at a later date in the Sunset Memorial Cemetery in Montevideo. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service Monday at the church. Arrangements are with the Hamilton Funeral Home in Marshall.
Carol Briggs died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, at her home in Marshall.
Carol Elizabeth Luschen was born Feb. 10, 1938, to Fred and Betty (Gerdes) Luschen in Montevideo. She was baptized as an infant at Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Montevideo and later confirmed in her youth at Trinity Lutheran Church of Havelock. Carol attended elementary school in Montevideo and rural Maynard before graduating from the Maynard High School with the class of 1956. She moved around, living in St. Paul, California, and Oklahoma. It was there that she met and married Walter Briggs on July 4, 1970.
The couple worked together as apartment managers in Oklahoma City, St. Paul, and finally in Marshall. Walter passed away in 1988 and Carol continued to manage until retiring in 1998 and moving to Hillman. She returned to Marshall in 2002 and served on the Housing Commission Board and worked as a foster grandparent at Park Side Elementary. The students, her adopted grandchildren, brought much joy to her life.
She was fun-loving and enjoyed time with others, especially if it included humor and laughter. She was an avid TV fan and reader and enjoyed playing cards and Bingo.
Blessed be her memory.
She is survived by immediate family members in Idaho: her daughter, Sarah Ludemann; former son-in-law, Ray Miles; four grandchildren: Kenny (Monica) Miles, Christie (Jessica) Miles, Zachary Miles and Katie Miles; a great-grandson, Mathew Miles and one granddaughter of San Jose, California, Kimberly (Lawrence) Cummins. Also survived by siblings Nancy (Bill) Schuller of Montevideo, Bill (Rita) Luschen of Maynard; sister-in-law, Delores Luschen of Garrison; special friend and caregiver, Linda Runia of Marshall; dedicated nurse, Becky Holzheimer of Montevideo; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Carol was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Betty Luschen; husband, Walter Briggs; sister, Lorraine (Calvin) Jaenisch; and brothers, Leonard Luschen and Douglas (Mar) Luschen.
Hamilton Funeral Home