Obituary for Julius Brigl, Cause of Death – Julius J. “Briggs” Brigl died on June 19, 2023, at the age of 94. A funeral mass will be celebrated at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 1919 N 2nd St., Bismarck, on Monday, June 26 at 10:00 a.m., with Father Jared Johnson of St. Mary’s Catholic Church officiating. There will be a viewing from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at Parkway Funeral, situated at 2330 Tyler Parkway in Bismarck, followed by a vigil and rosary ceremony commencing at 6:00 PM on the same day.
The body will be laid to rest in the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery in Mandan on Monday, June 26 at one o’clock in the afternoon. Julius was born on October 21, 1928, on the family farm homestead four and a half miles west of Huff, North Dakota. He was one of seven children born to Rose and Lorenz Brigl, with Lorenz as his father. He was their child. Julius served in the Navy during World War II, having entered at the age of 17. He served his country well as a Fireman First Class aboard the Destroyer USS Tausig DD 746 during its deployment in the Chinese Theatre.
He returned to Mandan Dental Laboratory, where he had previously worked, after being discharged from the military in December 1947, and eventually became the owner of the business in 1962. He worked there for the next half-century before retiring. The bride’s name was Virginia (Ginny) Martin, and the wedding took place on October 16th, 1948. They had been married for 67 years and had seven children during that period. They lived their lives with God at the centre of their attention. Their participation in a number of Cursillos broadened their religious perspective. God, his beautiful wife, and his children were, and continue to be, his top priority in life.
Julius, Ginny, and their family spent many summer weekends in their cabin on Lake Tschida. Briggs enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening. He was enthusiastic about reading, learning, and doing. He was a “can do” kind of guy. He also enjoyed being in the kitchen, where he specialised in his June Berry Pie and delectable pickles. Briggs never stopped. He had a youthful attitude and hung out with “younger” people. He didn’t talk about what “he used to do” because he got out there and did it!