LeRoy Brigham

Friday, October 29, 2010

Funeral services for Mr. LeRoy Brigham, 88, of Hartley will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 29, 2010, at United Methodist Church in Hartley. Rev. Steve Campbell will officiate the service.

Interment will take place at North Lawn Memorial Park in Spencer.

Mr. Brigham passed away Tuesday, Oct. 26, at Community Memorial Health Center in Hartley.

LeRoy Merril Brigham, the son of Henry Arthur and Minnie (Anderson) Brigham, was born March 16, 1922, in Clay County. His childhood years were spent in the Milford area, where he received his education, graduating from Milford High School.

LeRoy married Gladys Carr on Sept. 5, 1943, in Spencer. Following their marriage, they moved to Hartley, where they farmed until 1975. LeRoy worked at Superior Manufacturing for one year and later Eaton Corporation in Spencer, until his retirement in 1988. He later worked part-time for the City of Hartley as scalemaster. Over a 25-year period, he worked with the ASC Committee measuring farmland. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Hartley, as well as the Lion's Club. LeRoy enjoyed quilting, Domino's, word search, playing cards, watching sports and fishing. His greatest love was his family and spending time with them.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Gladys in 2005; two brothers: Harold and Arthur; a sister, Helen Schoorman; and one granddaughter, Tanya Brigham.

Left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Carla Fitzgerald and her husband, Timothy of Panora; two sons: Donald Brigham and his wife, Barbara of Hartley, and Dale Brigham and his friend, Deb of Spencer; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Esther Haburn of Spirit Lake; one sister-in-law, Helen Brigham of Everly; other relatives and friends.

Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.