Carol D. Briggs, age 84, of Hutchinson, Minnesota, passed away on Sunday, January 1, 2023, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, January 16, 2023, at 11:00 A.M. at St. Anastasia Catholic Church in Hutchinson, Minnesota with interment in the church cemetery.
Gathering of Family and Friends will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.
Carol Darlene Briggs was born on February 9, 1938, in Hutchinson, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Edward and Atheline (Bonde) Betker. Carol was baptized as an infant and was later confirmed in her faith as a youth, both at Faith Lutheran Church in Hutchinson. She was reconfirmed in 1961 at St. Anastasia Catholic Church in Hutchinson. Carol received her education in Hutchinson, and was a graduate of the Hutchinson High School Class of 1956. She furthered her education at the University of Minnesota and St. Cloud State University. Carol graduated in 1960 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education.
On June 29, 1961, Carol was united in marriage to Martin “Marty” Briggs at St. Anastasia Catholic Church in Hutchinson. This marriage was blessed with two children, Kristin and Paul. Carol and Martin made their home in Hutchinson where they shared 58 years of marriage until Martin passed away on June 12, 2020.
Carol had a passion for teaching. She taught at Park Elementary School in Hutchinson. Carol was later employed at Ridgewater College in Hutchinson for over 15 years in the Resource Center before retiring in 1994. She was a member of St. Anastasia Catholic Church in Hutchinson.
Carol enjoyed gardening, playing bridge with her friends, skiing, and going for long bicycle rides. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family, grandchildren and friends.
Carol passed away on Sunday, January 1, 2023, at Harmony River Living Center, at the age of 84 years.
Blessed be her memory.
Carol is survived by her:
Children, Kristin Briggs,
Paul Briggs and his wife, Tania of Lino Lakes, MN;
Grandchildren, Brita Kaczmarek, Haley Briggs, Keira Briggs, Andrew Briggs;
Great Grandchildren, Ty, Vinnie, Jaden;
Siblings, Gordon Betker of Hutchinson, MN,
Nancy Mackedanz and her husband, LeRoy of Hutchinson, MN,
Sister-in-law, Clara Betker of Hutchinson, MN;
Brother-in-law, Jim Waldron of Hutchinson, MN;
Many other relatives and friends.
Carol is preceded in death by her Parents, Edward and Atheline Betker; Husband, Martin Briggs; Siblings, Gloria (Donald) McKimm, Roger Betker, Sandra Waldron; Sister-in-law, Barbara Betker.