Denver L. Briem, 81, of Springfield, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 7, 2020. He was born on November 14, 1938, in Springfield, the son of the late Denver and Betty (Lewis) Briem. He graduated from Springfield South High School and proudly served in the United States Army. Denver is survived by his children, Carol Watson of Springfield, Peggy (Tony) Cochran of Urbana, Denver (Beth) Briem III of Kansas City, Missouri and Nancy Briem of Lillan, Alabama; grandchildren, Krystal Vela, Charles Watson, Amber Dixon, Cora Cox, Josh Watson, Thomas Briem, Josh Kilgore, Kaila Watson, Jamie Daniel, Denver Briem IV, Brianna Briem, Abigail Hamilton and Michael Hamilton; many great-grandchildren; and nieces, Kimberly White, Marcia Rose and Pamela Stilwell. He is preceded in death by his grandson, Jordon Briem. Denver will be laid to rest at the Dayton National Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed to his family by visiting www.jacksonlytle.com.