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Lyle Dietrich Brigge

August 3, 1948 — December 31, 2022

Glendale, AZ




August 3, 1948 - December 31, 2022


A Graveside Service was held

on Monday, January 30, 2023 at

Prairie View Cemetery, Paullina, Iowa

Rev. Donald Meyer ~ Officiated


Lyle asked for a simple funeral with burial in Paullina Prairie View East Cemetery near other family members.

In light of the winter season and distances involved in traveling to Paullina, the family decided to forego a formal funeral gathering,

with Lyle’s internment arranged by Eldridge Family Funeral Home of Paullina.


Lyle wished to have sung, or read, “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God,” “Just As I Am,” and verses one and four of “The Star Spangled Banner.”  He also desired to have read, and reflect on, Psalm 103 and Proverbs chapters 3 and 4.

The family requests that you continue to honor Lyle’s wishes privately, and is grateful for your prayers and fond memories in assurance of Lyle’s safe place in the Lord’s care.


In Lyle’s memory, gifts may be sent to Christian Appalachian Project at

one of Lyle’s multiple charities.                                     

  Lyle Dietrich Brigge passed away December 31, 2022 at the age of 74 years, 4 months, and 29 days, in Glendale, AZ.

 Lyle was born Lyle Dennis Briggie to his parents, Francis and Doris [Heller] Briggie in Sioux City,    Iowa, on August 3, 1948. He was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church, Paullina, IA.

 Lyle attended kindergarten and first grade in the Paullina Public School. He attended Zion Lutheran Parochial School for seven years through 8th grade.

 In his youth, Lyle was a door-to-door newspaper courier for the Sioux City Journal for three years and started his hobby of baseball card collecting.

 Lyle graduated Paullina High School in 1966 as a National Honor Society member. In high school

Lyle was active in band, speech, class plays, annual staff and Panther Tales. He also participated in baseball, football, track and golf. At church he was part of Walther League and sang in the church choir.

 After High School Lyle attended the University of South Dakota, Iowa Lakes Community College, and later graduated from the University of Iowa in 1976 with a B.A. in Journalism.

 Lyle’s love of baseball and warm weather persuaded him to move to Southern California where he enjoyed his favorite team, the Los Angeles Dodgers.

 Lyle continued his education by attending classes at California State University,

Los Angeles.

 Lyle was an avid reader thereby fueling his passion to be informed by reading from a variety of sources which shaped his worldviews. These  views were  not exclusive to his overriding faith in biblical principles.

 Lyle's work was determined by his passions. He was a self-described “Creative Writer." For some time he published a small bi-monthly magazine "Wunderbar!," maintained "Christ and Country" newsletter and was developing a "Christian Apologetics" library.

 Lyle added the hobbies of writing prose and poetry, setting some to music, and also did artistic drawings and paintings. He also had a love for country music.

 Lyle's interests included a passion for his German American heritage which led him to alter his legal name to “Lyle Dietrich Brigge."

 Lyle's employment included teaching and tutoring for the Los Angeles School District and full time security officer in the Phoenix and Glendale, AZ.  area.

 Lyle was never married.

 Lyle was preceded in death by his sister Carol, his mother Doris, and his father Francis.

 Lyle is survived by two brothers, Howard and family of Seattle, WA., and twin brother Lloyd and family of Lafayette, TN., also four nieces, a nephew, and numerous cousins.

 As a loyal family member, Lyle never failed to send birthday, anniversary, and holiday greeting cards, as well as detailed and informative letters.                       



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