Timothy Lloyd Briddell, 78, of Oneida, Wisconsin, peacefully joined the Lord on December 5th, 2020 in his home of 41 years surrounded with the love of family, precious friends and his most loyal K-9 pal, Repo. He was born on August 10th, 1942, to Lloyd and Joyce Briddell, raised on their family farm in the Town of Oakland in Superior, Wisconsin.
He attended the schoolhouse of Oakland and graduated from East High School of Superior, Wisconsin in 1960. Tim initially began working at the local brewery but soon started a family and made the decision to move to the Fox Valley. Working first at the Neenah Foundry and then Fleet Farm where he met several incredible men and their families, and with them added many dear friends and neighbors, he cherished, throughout the years. One of these gentlemen, Marvin, quickly and forever forged a friendship with Tim stronger than titanium. Soon to follow, Marv’s parents opened their family home to him. Tim held a deep gratitude for his 57 years of inclusion to the Hintz family. He continued to share his life and incredible talents with anyone that needed a hand. When retirement came, he was more than ready to climb into any tractor and at every opportunity! Itching to chisel plow just one more fall, he made it to the field for, “the greatest day and a half a guy could ask for”; there are no words to define the love and camaraderie these gentlemen have shared together over their many years together but “brothers in good old-fashioned fun” is a great start.
Sworn into service with the United States Navy, Mobile Construction Battalion Eleven Seabees, on his birthday 1966, he volunteered to join the advance party and served two tours in Vietnam in 1967 and 1968. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with one bronze star, and Fleet marine combat insignia. Tim carried that “Can Do” spirit every day.
Throughout Tim’s life he was blessed with love and there are no better examples than the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren respectively, he is survived by and known to many as Grampa Farmer: Curt (Becky) Briddell, Jessica (Shawn) Oliver, Ashley Briddell; Jenna (Reed) Whitney, Thomas (Kim) Whitney (Emmalynn, Annabelle, and Jackson); Melissa (Tim) Glanville; Sophia (Justin) Phipps (Erza); Sadie Whitney. LaRonna (David Ostrom) Briddell, Nikia (Troy) Gemmill, Charlotte Hedin (Arthur), Matthew Hedin (Aiden), Rebecca Hedin, Jonathan Ostrom; Krista (Lane) Halverson, Paige (Chris) Grenier, (Athena and Harper), Kaiyleen Niznik (Vinessa and Jane), Sabrie Niznik; as well as his niece, nephews, grand nieces and grandnephews and great grandnephew.
Tim is survived by sister and brother-in-law, Gloria and Jess James of South Range, Wisconsin and sister, Penny Briddell of California.
Tim is preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd and Joyce Briddell; wife Bonnie; second wife, Kathleen; and longtime companion, Marion Graves; sisters and brother-in-laws: Lorrine (Tina) and Ervin Stangler, Laura and John DaRonco, Judy and Jerry Zehner; brother-in-law, Al Parsons and Niece, Theodora (Teddy).
Tim’s family would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the friends and neighbors who, in recent months, made sure Tim and Repo had the help needed to be able to stay in their home during his battle with Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia (CMML). There were plenty of home cooked meals to eat and as dad often shared, “they aren’t shy with the treats either.” An extra special, heartfelt thank you to Gary and Joyce Beaumier and their families, Wayne Tallman, Jake and Hollie Shultz, Mrs. H (Sharri Hintz), Lynn Hughes, as well as, the Dave and Bill Heindl families for opening their homes to Repo.
Tim and his family would also like to thank the staff of Unity Hospice Services, his Cancer Team led by Dr Mortara and Dr. Miller and associates with Bellin ENT, whose dedication and determination provided Tim with the best life possible.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been made with the help of Muehl – Boettcher Funeral Home in Seymour, Wisconsin.
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