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Services Wednesday for Floyd E. Briggs

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Floyd E. Briggs, 74, of Valparaiso passed away Friday, June 1, 2018.

He was born May 5, 1944 in Wheeler, IN, to Urbin and Rose (Schlobohm) Briggs.

He graduated from Boone Grove High School as President of the Class of 1962 and received a B.A. from Ball State University. Floyd owned and operated Briggs Construction for 35 years, building custom homes in the Valparaiso area. He raised irises as a fund raiser for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospitals, enjoyed bird watching, time with family and friends at Koontz Lake, and collecting coins and marbles.

On June 26, 1965, he married Judith Ashman, who survives along with their children: Kathleen Kurfman (Mike Koziczynski), Mark Briggs (Oksana), grandson, Jack Kurfman and many loving nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings: Vivian Rigg, Rupert, Marvin and Ron Briggs, and Lee Schlobohm.

A visitation will be held Tuesday from 3 to 7 p.m., and Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Moeller Funeral Home, Valparaiso.

The funeral service will begin at 10:30 am Wednesday at the funeral home with burial at Angelcrest Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or Shriners’ Children’s Hospital.



Posted 6/4/2018




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