Frederick Carl Ries, 73, of Bellevue passed away, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, at his home.
He was born Nov. 7, 1940, in Sandusky, Ohio, the son of Carl Frederick and Betty Minerva (Wobser) Ries.
Fred was employed by the 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. He was also a member of 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 (S.C.R.A.P.)
He is survived by his children, 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, Zachary and Taylor Ries; three great-grandchildren, Steven Meyer, Zain and Paige Kuhn; two brothers, Kenneth R. Ries, of Bellevue, Thomas D. Ries, of Bellevue; and a sister, Shirley A. Dick, of Flat Rock, Ohio.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Carl Frederick and Betty Minerva (Wobser) Ries, and grandparents, Elma and Carl Ries Sr.
Friends will be received Friday, Dec. 20, from 6-9 p.m. at Foos and Foos Funeral Service, 151 Yorkshire Place, Bellevue.
Additional visitation will be on Saturday, Dec. 21, at 10 a.m. until a funeral service officiated by the Rev. Wendy Schindler-Chasney begins at 11 a.m. at St. John's United Church of Christ, 2712 Mason Road, Milan, Ohio 44846. Burial will follow in St. John's Cemetery.
Memorials can be made to St. John's United Church of Christ.
Memories and condolences may be shared at www.foosfuneral.com.