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Richard "Dick" Briede

June 14, 1952August 10, 2020
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Richard “Dick” Briede, 68, of Westfield, formerly of Zionsville, passed away August 10, 2020. He was born June 14, 1952 in Conneaut, Ohio to Richard C. and Lenor (Jaminski) Briede. He was a graduate of North Central High School’s class of 1970. Dick received a scholarship to play football at St. Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, IN, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business.

Following College, Dick began a successful career in sales at The Burroughs Corporation. He later moved into a long term position with Prime Computer before ultimately retiring with Eli Lilly and Elanco.

Dick was an avid sports fan, with a special love for The New York Yankees and Mickey Mantle. Whether playing tennis with his family, a good game of euchre, or competing in organized softball, he was always ready for the next competition. Coaching was an enormous passion of Dick’s. He coached CYO football in his younger years, as well as his siblings and children later in life. Some of his most enjoyable moments were coaching Little League at Lions Park or Youth Soccer at Jennings Field.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Jan; children Matthew Briede (Melissa) and Brooke Germain-Robin (Alex); grandchildren Luke, Brody, Blair, and Scarlet; siblings Bridget Momcilovich, Ann Davis, David Briede, and Mary Klug.

In addition to his parents, Dick was preceded in death by his sister Diane Flora.

A public visitation will be held on Friday, August 14, 2020 from 5-7 PM at Leppert Mortuary – Carmel Chapel, 900 N. Rangeline Rd., Carmel, Indiana. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, there will be a limit of 50 guests in the mortuary at any given time, masks are required while inside, and for everyone’s safety, social distancing will be enforced. A private family service will also be held. Dick will be laid to rest privately at Zionsville Cemetery.

As we are in the middle of a pandemic, we completely understand and sympathize with those unable or hesitant to attend an in-person visitation. We encourage anyone that wants to share a memory, to please visit www.leppertmortuary.com, where you can also view an online photo gallery of Dick’s past memories.

Dick had a great love of animals, so in lieu of flowers, the family is asking contributions in Dick’s memory may be made to IndyHumane, 7929 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis, Indiana 46268 (https://indyhumane.org/ ), or Heart to Heart Hospice Foundation, 7240 Chase Oaks Blvd., Plano, TX, 75025, or call 1(855)-HEART-26 (https://www.htohhfoundation.org/) .

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Kathy Ladavac

August 31, 2020

Dear Jan -
I am heartbroken to learn of Dick’s passing, for you & your family- all those who knew & loved Dick.
You & Dick were present at Bob’s funeral, then came back for reception at house. We knew he was struggling at that point, but made the effort to come to comfort me. I was very grateful.
I loved Dick from the moment I met him at Prime. He was a favorite of Bob’s & they had a great friendship for many years. Now, both resting with the angels.
Know you are in my prayers, Jan. He leaves a wonderful legacy with family & friends.
May God bless you & your family during this difficult, sad time.

Kathy Ladavac

Joby Calhoon

August 30, 2020

I worked with Dick at Prime Computer. Loved that handsome guy from the start! He so loved his Janie, Matthew and Brook - he always will. Great memories of this good man. My heart is saddened with Dick's passing, may he Rest In Peace. Love Joby

Mary Wittgen Blankemeier

August 30, 2020

So sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. Prayers of love and comfort to Jan and family

Alexa Peterson

August 16, 2020

I’ve not known dick and Jan for very long at all I got the highest honor if you ask me of taking care of him before he went into the nursing home in May . I didn’t get to spend but a couple weeks with him but in those couple of weeks he has changed me in so many ways and I feel like I’m a better caregiver for the rest of my clients because of him and I’m thankful that I still get the pleasure of having Jan in my life ❤️ From Alexa and Bryzzo ❤️

Julie DeSmith

August 16, 2020

Where does one begin with Dick Briede? We met Dick at a friend's wedding over 40 years ago and had been friends ever since. We spent a lot of time with Jan and Dick in our younger years, but when we got together in our later years, it was like we saw each other yesterday. Dick was always ready to push the envelope as rules just got in his way. Dick was very competitive, and you always had to keep an eye on him as he was always trying to get away with something to keep things interesting. We loved Dick and will miss him very much. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jan and her family. With deepest sympathy, Julie and Dale

Bryce Gough

August 14, 2020

Hard to collectively put into words during this very difficult time. But...happy times
and extreme NFL Blitz moments with Mr. Briede back in our high school days will never be forgotten. No matter what we were doing, there was no leaving until we had played Mr. Briede in an intense football competition on Nintendo 64. One of my most memorable moments are when Matt and I were roommates our freshmen year in college. When Matt’s parents came to visit us at IU our freshman year they would take Matt and I to Colorado Steakhouse, which was just an incredible,(my parents never did 🙁) and I’ll never forget it.
Mr. Briede you will always be remembered, especially for the memories we all shared with you.
Bryce

Anna and Martin Baker

August 14, 2020

What we remember most about Dick is his energy... but that is what will continue through your memories and faith. We are so sorry that he has left prematurely, and hope you will find peace, comfort, and even joy, in those memories; and in the present you are living together, family and friends.
Sincerely,
Anna, Martin, Scott, and Ben Baker

William Freeze

August 14, 2020

This picture was taken in the spring of 1969. My buddy Dick Briede, who idolized Mickey Mantle, called me and said Mantle, was opening a men's clothing store off of Keystone and would I go with him to get an autograph. I had always followed the Yankees and the Mick was one of my heroes too. When we got to the store there were about 100 little kids in front of us and it took about 45 minutes until we got the front of the store. Dick had brought two scrapbooks filled with Mickey Mantle memorabilia. I had a large poster of Mickey that I bought several years earlier. We soon realized that Mantle was only signing 8x10 photos that the store was supplying. That didn't stop Briede from asking, "Mickey will you sign my books”? Immediately the store manager said, "No, he is only signing these black and white prints". Mickey seemed intrigued by these large scrapbooks and he began to thumb through them. He began to smile and after each page his smile got bigger. He spoke up, "Yeah son, I’ll autograph these, where do you want me to sign"? He signed Briede's books in about four different places and then he said to me, "Leave your big poster and I'll sign it later when I have more room to spread it out. Come back tomorrow and they'll have it for you". I went back the next day and he had signed it, "To Bill, Best Wishes...Mickey Mantle". To this day I have it hanging in my personal closet and will allow only my closest friends to enter the shrine and view "The Mick". Without Dick’s inspiration and enthusiasm, the experience would have never happened. Thank you, Dick, for this great memory and I’m sure the Mick thanks you too!

Carole Barry

August 14, 2020

Prayers to you and your family in this time of loss. I will always remember Dick’s nick name for my daughter. He called her that when she was a toddler and again on her wedding day. It was very sweet.

Terri Schmutzler

August 14, 2020

So sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. Love and prayers to you Jan and the family.

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Biography

Richard “Dick” Briede, 68, of Westfield, formerly of Zionsville, passed away August 10, 2020. He was born June 14, 1952 in Conneaut, Ohio to Richard C. and Lenor (Jaminski) Briede. He was a graduate of North Central High School’s class of 1970. Dick received a scholarship to play football at St. Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, IN, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business.

Following College, Dick began a successful career in sales at The Burroughs Corporation. He later moved into a long term position with Prime Computer before ultimately retiring with Eli Lilly and Elanco.

Dick was an avid sports fan, with a special love for The New York Yankees and Mickey Mantle. Whether playing tennis with his family, a good game of euchre, or competing in organized softball, he was always ready for the next competition. Coaching was an enormous passion of Dick’s. He coached CYO football in his younger years, as well as his siblings and children later in life. Some of his most enjoyable moments were coaching Little League at Lions Park or Youth Soccer at Jennings Field.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Jan; children Matthew Briede (Melissa) and Brooke Germain-Robin (Alex); grandchildren Luke, Brody, Blair, and Scarlet; siblings Bridget Momcilovich, Ann Davis, David Briede, and Mary Klug.

In addition to his parents, Dick was preceded in death by his sister Diane Flora.

A public visitation will be held on Friday, August 14, 2020 from 5-7 PM at Leppert Mortuary – Carmel Chapel, 900 N. Rangeline Rd., Carmel, Indiana. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, there will be a limit of 50 guests in the mortuary at any given time, masks are required while inside, and for everyone’s safety, social distancing will be enforced. A private family service will also be held. Dick will be laid to rest privately at Zionsville Cemetery.

As we are in the middle of a pandemic, we completely understand and sympathize with those unable or hesitant to attend an in-person visitation. We encourage anyone that wants to share a memory, to please visit www.leppertmortuary.com, where you can also view an online photo gallery of Dick’s past memories.


Dick had a great love of animals, so in lieu of flowers, the family is asking contributions in Dick’s memory may be made to IndyHumane, 7929 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis, Indiana 46268 (https://indyhumane.org/ ), or Heart to Heart Hospice Foundation, 7240 Chase Oaks Blvd., Plano, TX, 75025, or call 1(855)-HEART-26 (https://www.htohhfoundation.org/) .

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