Nathan John Briggeman
Oct 29, 1981 – Dec 27, 2014
Nathan John Briggeman
After a brave and noble battle with cancer, Nathan passed peacefully surrounded by his family and friends on the evening of December 27. He lived full of life in his 33 years on this earth and is now with his Father in heaven. To know “Nat” was to love him and to be blessed by one’s relationship with him. Nathan was a devoted husband, loving brother, special son and caring friend. He had a wonderful sense of humor, endearing laugh and a special connection with young people. Nathan was born in Indianapolis on October 29, 1981, and grew up in the Indianapolis area. He graduated from Cathedral High School in 2000. He attended IUPUI and graduated with a degree from Purdue in Graphics Technology, specializing in Animation. In 2009 he moved to Seattle, Washington, where he met his wife to be, Stephanie Mangum. Nathan and Stephanie were married on September 28, 2012, and shared a condo in Edmonds, Washington, with their dogs Eva and Lexi, while they made plans to begin a family. While in Seattle, Nathan was employed by the Sherwin-Williams Company as manager of one of its local stores. Nathan also joined the Masons while in Seattle, and he recently became a permanent lifetime member of Occidental Lodge No. 72 there thanks to the generosity of his special group of friends at that organization. From his youngest years, Nat developed a special interest in art and the drawing of original science fiction and fantasy characters, which he maintained for a lifetime. To view some of Nathan’s art work you can visit his Facebook page or go to http://protoapollo.tumblr.com
Nathan is survived by his loving wife Stephanie Briggeman, who is the daughter of Derrell and Carol Mangum of Federal Way, Washington. Nathan is the son of Sher Zimmer (husband Mike Zimmer) of Carmel, IN and Fred Briggeman (wife Denise Briggeman) of Brownsburg, IN. Nathan’s sisters are Lauren and Hailey Briggeman, and his brothers are Jason and Isaac Briggeman. Nat was pre-deceased by his grandparents Jim and Betty Crane, of Carmel, and Don and Joanne Briggeman, of Fort Wayne.
Services will be held in Indianapolis at St. Michael Church at 3354 West 30th St., Indianapolis, on Tuesday, January 13. Visitation will be held beginning at 8:30am with Mass at 10:30am. A celebration of Nathan’s life will also be held in Seattle at the Ballard Masonic Center on the evening of Friday, January 23. Friends are also invited to visit Nathan’s on-line obituary at www.bonneywatson.com. In lieu of flowers, the family would ask that donations be made to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle or the Esophageal Cancer Awareness Association in Nathan’s name.
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