FAIRFAX - Ruth (Firle) Briggs, 81, of Fairfax and formerly of New Ulm, died Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at the Fairfax Community Home in Fairfax.
Funeral service will be 12 noon on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at the St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Ulm. Burial will be in the Lutheran Cemetery in Belle Plaine.
Visitation will be 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the church. Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in New Ulm is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by a daughter, Denise Leitz of New Ulm; sons, Thomas Firle of Fairfax and Jim Firle of Elk River, eight grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren.
She was born on Feb. 26, 1933 in Franklin, to Raymond and Leona (Hopp) Evers.