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Raman "Ray" Clyde BRIGGS

Male 1923 - 2016  (92 years)


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  • Name Raman "Ray" Clyde BRIGGS 
    Born 4 Nov 1923  Holmen, La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 22 May 2016  Kokomo, Howard, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Marion National Cemetery, Marion, Grant, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    • Obituary:
      "Raman Clyde Briggs, 92, Kokomo, passed away Sunday May 22, 2016. He was born Nov. 4, 1923, in Holmen, Wisconsin, the son of George Wallis and Emma (Van Loon) Briggs. On Feb. 14, 1953, he married Elda Moschell at Bethany Lutheran Church, in Howard, South Dakota.
      He graduated from Holmen High School in Holmen, Wisconsin, in 1941, the University of Wisconsin in River Falls, Wisconsin, in 1948, and the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City, South Dakota, in 1957. He served in the United States Army during World War II from 1942 to 1946 and was a high speed radio operator during the invasion of Okinawa. He went on to work as a soil scientist for the Bureau of Reclamation in South Dakota and Wyoming, as a sales engineer for Stellite in Kokomo, and Berko Electric in Peru, and as a substitute teacher for 20 years at Kokomo High School.
      Raman was a charter member of the Kokomo Barbershoppers, which was founded in 1967, and also held the offices of secretary and president of the Cardinal District of Indiana and Kentucky. He was named in the Cardinal Hall of Fame in 2008. He was a board member of the Kokomo Community Concerts and a member of the Kokomo Lions Club. He was also a member of the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church, where he served as an elder and clerk of session and had been a member of the choir since 1957 and the Young at Heart Group. On Aug. 4, 2010, there was a proclamation from the office of the mayor claiming that day as the Raman "Ray" Briggs Day in Kokomo.
      In addition to his wife, Elda K. Briggs, he is survived by two sons, Tracy G. (Theresa) Briggs, Columbus, Nebraska, and children, Katherine "Katie" and Curtis Briggs, and John R. (Lynne) Briggs, Germantown, Wisconsin, and children, Whitney, Caitlin, and Erin Briggs; and one daughter, Joyce L. Briggs Lantz, New Buffalo, Michigan, and children, Emma and John "Jack" Lantz.
      He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Lorraine Briggs (Donald) Huggett; brother, Earl (Katherine) Briggs; and two infant siblings.
      A celebration of life service will begin with military rites provided by the Army and the Kokomo VFW Military Rites Team at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 2000 W. Jefferson St., with Pastor Jerry Van Auken officiating. A private burial of cremains for family will be held at Marion National Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon until the time of service Wednesday at the church. Memorial gifts may be given to the music department of First Evangelical Presbyterian Church. Messages of condolence may be expressed online at www.shirleyandstout.com. Arrangements were entrusted to Shirley and Stout Funeral Home."
    Person ID I4297  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 6 Jun 2020 

    Family Elda K. MOSCHELL 
    Children 
     1. Tracy George BRIGGS
     2. John Randall BRIGGS
     3. Joyce Lorraine BRIGGS
    Last Modified 6 Jun 2020 
    Family ID F1713  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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