Briana Vazquez

Briana M. Vazquez

March 6th, 1995 - June 20th, 2020
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Briana Marisa Vazquez, 25, of Sioux Falls SD, passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2020 in a car accident.

Funeral services will be 11 AM Saturday, June 27, 2020 at Cornerstone United Methodist Church in Watertown with Pastor Luke Smith officiating and music provided by Mike Morgan.

Please note:
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 PM on Friday, June 26, 2020 at Cornerstone United Methodist Church.
** We ask that people with a compromised immune system come first.

Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery in Watertown.

Pallbearers will be Nate Bekaert, Logan Arends, Jacob Hartwig, Omar Vazquez, Ulises Vazquez and Mike Kruger.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Yomary Vazquez, Maria Jose Vazquez, Braulio Vazquez and all the cousins on the Hartwig side.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be designated to the college fund that has been set up for Briana’s son: checks payable to Edward Jones, (memo) FBO Korbyn Vazquez – 108 9th Ave. SE Ste 2, Watertown, SD 57201. Thank you.

Briana Marisa Vazquez, daughter of Andres and Dawn (Hartwig) Vazquez was born on March 6, 1995 in Watertown, South Dakota. She grew up in Watertown with her brothers and many cousins that she considered ‘sisters’ and had a close and loving relationship with them. Briana attended Watertown public schools and graduated in 2012 from Watertown High School. After graduation, Briana went to Mexico to live with relatives and learned to speak Spanish. She loved getting to know her Mexican family, meeting new friends and learning more about her heritage. Briana obtained her Mexican citizenship, before returning to Watertown, and had no problem letting you know that she was Mexican and very proud of it.

Briana moved to Sioux Falls, South Dakota where she attended and graduated from Southeast Tech with an Associate’s Degree in Human Resources. She was very proud to be on the Presidents List at Southeast Tech. Briana worked at various jobs and was currently employed at PAve in Sioux Falls.

Briana loved her brothers, Brandon and Bryson and her sister-in-‘love’, Jada. But the light of her life was her son, Korbyn. Korbyn was born July 7, 2015 to Briana and Artorias Ballou. Everything Briana did was for Korbyn.

Briana had a zest for life that compared to no other! She feared nothing, she laughed at everything and lived every moment to its fullest!

Briana met Hassan Abdul-Malik in Sioux Falls and the two fell in love! They made each other a better person. Briana and Hassan shared a love like no other as they left this world together and entered Heaven.

Briana is survived by her parents, Andres and Dawn Vazquez of Watertown; her son, Korbyn Vazquez (his father, Artorias Ballou) of Sioux Falls, SD; her brothers, Brandon (Jada) Vazquez of Aberdeen, SD and Bryson Vazquez of Watertown, SD; her grandmother, Judy Hartwig of Watertown, SD; her uncles and aunts, Adriana Vazquez of Mexico City, Omar (Maribel Trujillo) Vazquez from Omaha, NE, Jose Manuel (Angelica Martinez) from Mexico, Alan (Rebecca) Hartwig of Crooks, SD, Sharie Bekaert of Watertown, SD, Mark (Dawn) Hartwig, of Watertown, SD, Scott (Cathee) Hartwig of Canistota, SD and Brian (Sarah) Hartwig of Spearfish, SD; her many cousins; and friends.

Briana was preceded in death by her grandfathers, José Refugio Vazquez and Orville Hartwig; and her grandmother, Amparo Heramdez.


Serving the family, Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel in Watertown, SD,
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  • Visitation

    Friday June 26th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Friday June 26th, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Cornerstone United Methodist Church
    1350 11th St NE
    WATERTOWN, SD 57223
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  • Service

    Saturday June 27th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Saturday June 27th, 2020 11:00am
    Cornerstone United Methodist Church
    1350 11th St NE
    WATERTOWN, SD 57223
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    Pastor Luke Smith
  • Interment

    Mount Hope Cemetery
    1133 11th St. NE
    WATERTOWN, SD 57201
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Jamie Veeder

Posted at 10:06am
Andres, Dawn, and family~ our hearts were broken when we heard the sad news and we are continuing to pray for all of you.
RIP Briana forever young and beautiful
Love and Peace,
Mike and Jamie Veeder

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Posted at 05:10pm
Sweet angel you will be missed, fly high! We love you! Love, Tina & Simon Schnabel, Taylor & Jordan Dockter, Jordan Karpinske, & Jordan Gross
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Posted at 02:06pm
Briana, you left this crazy world much too soon! You were loved by all who had the pleasure of knowing you! We now have the most Beautiful Angel in HEAVEN!! We will always LOVE you Princess! With Much Love, Janie

Denise Bender

Posted at 01:06pm
So very Sorry for your loss. Thoughts & Prayers are with you all. May God Bless you with all the Memories.🙏🙏🙏🙏


Posted at 10:21am
I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved Briana. I pray God will wrap His loving arms around you during the days and months of grief as you adjust to the emptiness in your heart and home. Sheryl Dean

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