Florence Briggs, age 87, of Hayward, WI passed away on Sunday, March 16, 2014 at Waters Edge Care Center.
Florence Becker was born August 31, 1926 in Chicago, IL the daughter of Albert and Alma (Glup) Becker. She graduated from Sterling Morton High School in Cicero, IL with high honors. Florence went to work as a secretary for Greenlee Foundry in 1946. She spent 25 years with Greelee and retired in 1971. On October 16, 1971 Florence was joined in marriage to John R. Briggs in Naperville, IL. Together they moved to their residence on Lake Lac Courte Oreilles near Hayward, WI in 1982. Florence enjoyed fishing, doing word searches, cooking with family and caring for her pet geese. She loved the Christmas season and decorating her house with Christmas ornaments.
Florence is survived by three children, Larry (Carmen) Briggs of Batavia, IL, Caye (Melvin) Smith of Byron, IL, Carol (Monte) Key of Batavia, IL; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; and one brother, Bud Becker of Hayward, WI.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John; sister, Loraine Becker; son, Ron Briggs; four grandchildren, Ron Briggs Jr., Mike Key, Milton Key and Sherry Briggs.
A funeral service for Florence will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 17, at Anderson-Nathan-Koerpel Funeral Home in Hayward with Pastor Scott Ludford officiating. A visitation will be held from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Hayward.