Wilbert Briske died on Friday, July 11, 2003, at the Veteran?s Administration Hospital in Fargo at the age of 72. Wilbert was born on February 6, 1931 in Kulm, North Dakota, the son of Albert and Hulda (Doering) Briske. He grew up in this area and attended school. He proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1952 until 1953 during the Korean Conflict. After his discharge he began working at the Homestake Mine in Deadwood, South Dakota, until returning to North Dakota in 1957. Wilbert was united in marriage to Margaret Berg on April 28, 1962 in Bisbee, North Dakota. Together they made their home in Fargo where Wilbert worked for Tennefos Construction, Fargo Street Department, Cass County Highway Department, and Bye Construction. Wilbert most recently worked for Ames Sand and Gravel for over 20 years as a cement truck driver, retiring in 1993. Wilbert was a lifetime member of the VFW, earned his membership in the 40 et 8 through volunteering with the American Legion, and a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. He also loved spending time at the lake fishing, boating, and visiting with friends and family. Surviving are his loving wife, Margaret of Fargo; his daughter Elaine (Alec) Brown of Craig, Colorado; his sons, Michael Briske of Colorado Springs, Colorado; and Jesse Briske of Fargo; 2 granddaughters and one grandson; several nieces, nephews, and many other very special relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and 2 sisters. Funeral: 11 AM Wednesday at First Congregational Church in Fargo (1101 17th Avenue South) Visitation: 5-7 PM Tuesday with a prayer service at 7 PM in Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo; and also one hour prior to the funeral in the church on Wednesday Burial: 12 PM Thursday at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery in Mandan, North Dakota (Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo) On-line guest book at www.boulgerfuneralhome.com

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