Briggs Zimmer

Briggs Arthur Zimmer, 17 month-old son of Chris and Sommer Zimmer, Upham, died Sunday, July 7, 2013, in a Fargo hospital.

Briggs was born to Chris and Sommer (Hall) Zimmer on Jan. 25, 2012. He shared his birthday and middle name with his great-grandpa, Arthur.

Briggs was all boy who loved being outside. He spent lots of time with mom and dad riding on the four-wheeler, in the pickup, and flying in the airplane. At three weeks old he had his first airplane ride.

Briggs loved wrestling with his big brother, Easton. They were constant companions, playing toys, feeding the new chickens, chasing their pet goose, and being with their dog, Piper. Briggs was learning all the new tricks from his big brother.

We feel so blessed to have had our Briggs with us for such a short time but a wonderful time. He was the special boy who will always be in our hearts forever.

We will miss that big happy smile and his deep belly laugh. We will hold you in our hearts until we hold you in our arms in Heaven. We love you, Briggs.

Briggs loving family includes: his parents, Chris and Sommer Zimmer, Upham; brother, Easton Zimmer, at home; maternal grandparents, Keith and Vicki Hall, Upham; paternal grandparents, Philip and Gail Zimmer, Kenmare; great-grandmothers, Jean Vendsel, Minot, and Jean Rubbert, Upham; uncles, Trevor (Bethanie) Hall and their children, Kadence and baby Hall; Chad (Allisha) Zimmer and their children, Madison, Brook and Kaitlyn; and numerous great-aunts, uncles and many friends of the family.

Briggs was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Odell and Mildred Zimmer, Arthur and Irene Hall, Dale Vendsel, Myron Rubbert and most importantly, our Redeemer, Jesus Christ.

Funeral service: 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 12, 2013, at St. John?s Lutheran Church, rural Upham.

Interment: St. John’s Lutheran Church Cemetery, rural Upham.

There will be no reviewal; however, family and friends are invited to sign a memorial register book today, July 11, from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.

Memorials: Are preferred to St. John’s Lutheran Church, rural Upham.

Those wishing to sign the online memorial register or share memories are invited to use the expressions of sympathy section at (