Myrtle Lillian Briggs Dowling Myrtle Lillian Briggs, 89, of Dowling, passed away Saturday, November 3, 2012 at The Oaks at Northpointe Woods in Battle Creek. She was born March 3, 1923 in Milwaukee, WI the daughter of Charles Irmischer and Evelyn (Weeks) Sorensen. She married Floyd Briggs on March 12, 1943. She was an avid reader and enjoyed bird watching. Myrtle's greatest joy was spending time with her family. She is survived by her children, Pamela (Paul) Rombaugh and Dennis (Susan) Briggs; grandchildren, Shawn, Lisa, Dena, Adam and Heather Briggs; great grandchildren, Kayla, Jacob, Emily, Alex, and Maddie Briggs; and step-sisters, Mary Ann Sucharda and Betty Johnston. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Floyd Briggs in 2000; and step-brother, James Sorensen. Visitation will be held Thursday from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Bachman Hebble Funeral Service. Graveside services will be held Friday at 12:00 p.m. at the Fort Custer National Cemetery with Pastor Steven S. Olmstead of Pleasantview Family Church officiating. Burial will be at the Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta, MI. In lieu of flowers memorial tributes may be made to Lifespan Good Samaritan Hospice Residence. Arrangements by the Bachman Hebble Funeral Service, a member by invitation Selected Independent Funeral Homes. (269)965-5145 www.bachmanhebble.com
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Bachman Hebble Funeral Service
223 Bedford Rd N
Battle Creek, MI 49037
Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on Nov. 7, 2012