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Galen D. Briese

August 12, 1952 - June 17, 2020

A private service will be 10 a.m. Thursday, June 25, at Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo, N.D. The service will be streamed on the funeral home’s website.


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Galen D. Briese

August 12, 1952 - June 17, 2020


Galen D. Briese, 67, Erie, North Dakota passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at his home.

Galen was born August 12, 1952 in Jamestown, North Dakota to Thomas and Myhra (Howes) Briese. He graduated from Tappen High School in 1970. He attended mechanics school and farmed for several years south of Tappen, ND before moving to Pettibone, ND in 1990. He went back to school and earned his Associate’s Degree in Science from Bismarck State and moved to Langdon, ND where he worked for the Soil Conservation Service as a water quality agent. He later moved to Fargo where he worked for the North Dakota State Seed Department. He retired in 2018.

He was active in 4H for decades where he was most recently honored by the North Dakota Winter Show for his volunteerism.

He absolutely loved to go hunting and fishing and he handmade custom rods for his many friends and family. He loved spending time with his grandchildren, nieces and nephews and was known for the stories he could tell and will be missed by those he leaves behind.

He is survived by his children, Lee (Penny) Briese, Edgeley, ND, William Briese, Erie, ND; 6 grandchildren, Brayton (Sarah) Fox, Tristan Fox, William Fox, Caetlin (Steven) May, Nathan Briese, Megan Monge; 2 great-grandchildren, Astrid May and Orren May; brother, Torrey Briese, Tappen, ND; sister, Karla (Greg) Frier, Medina, ND.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Galen’s Live Streamed Memorial Service can be viewed below starting on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 10:00 A.M.:


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7 responses to “Galen D. Briese”

  1. Laurie and Lyle Jablonski says:

    We will always remember the fun times when we would visit. You always had good stories to make everyone laugh. You will be missed. Laurie and Lyle Jablonski

  2. Jo McCleary says:

    Lee and family – I am so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Galen was a gem, a one of a kind person. You are in my thoughts with prayers for healing in the coming times.

  3. Danilo Martinez says:

    Billy and Lee, I don’t have words how to express my condolences, I am sad because I lost my best friend and teacher. I’ll miss him.

  4. Linda Cebulski says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Galon was a special person and well be greatly missed! He always made everyone around him feel good! I worked with him at the seed department and have a lot of good memories.

  5. JIM SWANSON says:

    Our sincere sympathy to all of Galen’s family and friends. He was a great co-worker and friend.

  6. Robert Remmick says:

    Bob and Joyce Remmick we where friend s for a long time and sure miss him

  7. Betty Selders says:

    Lee, Billy and family

    Your dad was a very special and caring man. We were all blessed to have him in our lives. He was very proud of you all. He left memories with so many people as we cherish our custom St Croix rods. My deepest sympathies.

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