Dean Briggs

dean briggs

Dean Andrew Briggs died unexpectedly on August 29th, 2012 at the age of 44. He was surrounded by family, in Fargo, North Dakota.

Dean was born on February 19, 1968, the son of John and Diane Briggs in Fargo, ND. He grew up in Fargo, and graduated from Fargo South High School in 1987. After graduation he attended Moorhead Technical School. Dean started working at Hornbacher’s grocery store at age 16. He continued to work for them; and later SuperValu Corporation for 28 years. Most recently he worked as Produce Quality Control Inspector at the Fargo SuperValu warehouse. He married Rebecca Bischof in Minot, ND on July, 23 1993. He made his home in South Fargo near South High School until his death.

Throughout his life Dean enjoyed outdoor activities. He especially enjoyed mountain biking and riding his motorcycle. His bouts of ‘spring fever’ are legendary among family and friends. He will be missed by all of his family, his friends, and his special little dog.

Dean is survived by his children, Dylan Briggs and Keely Briggs of Minot, ND; his parents John and Diane Briggs; his brother Blair (Jennifer) Briggs; his sister Amy (Jeff) McKinnon; nephews Miles McKinnon and Hudson Briggs, and nieces Amelia Briggs and Meritt McKinnon; all of Fargo. Preceded in death by his son Daniel.

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  1. Blair, Jennifer, and family
    No words can help how you feel .I am so sorry for your loss and you have my deepest sympathy. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May you take comfort in a quote by Thomas Campbell.

    “To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die.”

    Dean’s smile, energy and zest for life will live on in the hearts of all who knew him.

  3. Fargo Blair and Jennifer
    I am so sorry to learn the loss of your brother. My heart aches for you and your family during this tough time. God bless you all.

  4. Jamestown Dear Briggs family, we send our deepest sympathies and hope you find peace as you cope with your loss.

  5. So sorry to hear about Dean’s passing. I met Dean through Simone. He seemed to always have fun and love life. He was very smiley everytime I saw him. I hope he rests in peace now.

  6. Fargo ndI am so sorry to hear about Dean.
    He always made me laugh at school
    I loved his smile. My prayers are with all of you. Diane you no my mom Shari
    Robinson/ Juran.

  7. Perham MN
    I was so saddened to learn of Dean’s passing. He was a really great guy that I enjoyed working with for many years. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family

  8. I was deeply saddened to learn of Deans passing. Dean always had a smile on his face and I have many memories of him, his brother, and family as I was a friend ,and a neighbor .

  9. Fargo North Dakota
    Deeply saddened 🙁 I can’t believe it. Dean was a shining star. Always smiling. He will be greatly missed. I’m glad I knew Dean and that he was in my life. God Bless

  10. I remember many positive qualities in Dean from high school. He was hard working, friendly and caring. Sounds like he continued those traits throughout his life. He will be missed.

  11. Wildwood MoDean was my friend from childhood. Many memories have been flooding my heart and mind since I heard. Im deeply saddened by his passing and my prayers are with his family that God will comfort in their loss.

  12. Glyndon MN
    So sorry to hear and at such a young age…….

    I worked with Dean back in the 80’s at Hornbacher’s and he always had a positive outlook ……..enjoyed working and being around him.

    My thoughts and prayers to his family.

  13. FARGO North Dakota
    RIP Dean
    You will be remembered and Missed by many who knew you as friend & co-worker

  14. Sabin MN
    I am Amy’s classmate didn’t know Dean very well (Maybe only met him passing through the Briggs house with Amy a few times)–but the “Briggs” family is so nice. My thoughts & prayers are with you all.

  15. Fargo ND
    Dean was my neighbor. Over the years, we had many interesting conversations while doing yardwork, meeting by the fence, sharing a beverage, or sitting around a bonfire.

    Needless to say, Dean had a zest for life. He enjoyed being surrounded by people, as was evident by the many friends who came to his home. He definitely liked to have fun!

    Dean was a great guy and a good neighbor. I will miss my backyard talks with him.

    Dean, now that your life’s trials have come to an end, rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  16. West Fargo ND
    I’m so sorrt to hear of Dean’s passing. I’ve known him since high school. Always a smile on his face!
    Keeping everyone close in my thougts and prayers.

  17. Frontier ND
    my thoughts and prayers are with the Briggs family. Dean was a great person I grew up as next door neighbors to the briggs and have many fond memories growing up with Dean,Blair and Amy. Neil Krueger

  18. Barron WisconsinMy deepest sympathies to the Briggs family. I just heard today and still can’t believe it. Dean was a great friend of mine. Such a happy guy always enjoyed life to the fullest. We had so many good times together at the tech and beyond. I’m spending my day thinking about him and saddened to hear about his passing. I’m trying to get to his funeral tomorrow. Hope I can make it.


  19. North Port FloridaI’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time.

  20. Fargo North Dakota
    I am so sorry to hear the news…..Dean was a friend as well a co-worker for many years… thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time of your loss.

  21. fargo ndTo the Briggs family…Iwas so sorry to hear of Deans passing. Dean was always a true friend and I will cherish the memories we had together.

  22. Our prayers and sympathy go out to all of the Briggs family. Diane–we will do our best to be there with you in the weeks and months to come.

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