Frederick Carl Ries, 73, of Bellevue, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, at his home.
He was born Nov. 7, 1940, in Sandusky, to Carl Frederick and Betty Minerva (Wobser) Ries. Fred was employed by Ford Motor Company as a pipe fitter until his retirement in June 2000.
He was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Oxford Township; the U.A.W. Local 1216; Moose Lodge since 1969; Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 490 since 1979, the Monroeville American Legion since 1988; the Huron County Farm Bureau; Bronson-Norwalk Conservation League; and the Sandusky County Restorers of Antique Power (SCRAP).
He is survived by his two sons, Anthony Frederick “Tony” Ries, of Sulphur Springs, Ohio, and Jay Alan Ries, of Lewis Center, Ohio; two daughters, Anna Marie Meyer, of Bellevue, and Julie Ann Kuhn, of Green Springs; eight grandchildren: John and Melissa Meyer, Dustin, Derek, Dylan, and Dalton “D.J.” Kuhn, and Zachary and Taylor Ries; three great- grandchildren, Steven Meyer and Zain and Paige Kuhn; two brothers, Kenneth R. Ries and Thomas D. Ries, of Bellevue; and a sister, Shirley A. Dick, of Flat Rock.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Elma and Carl Ries Sr.
Friends will be received 6-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, at Foos and Foos Funeral Service, 151 Yorkshire Place, Bellevue. Additional visitation will be from 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, until a funeral service at 11 a.m. at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 2712 Mason Road, Milan. The Rev. Wendy Schindler-Chasney will officiate. Burial will follow at St. John’s Cemetery.
Memorials can be made to St. John’s United Church of Christ.
Memories and condolences can be share at foosfuneral.com.