Beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother, passed away at age 80, February 20, 2011. He was born October 28, 1930 in Fairfield Twp., Michigan to Charles and Mary Ries. He was currently of Dimondale, MI.

Robert was a 20-year veteran of the United States Air Force and also retired from the State of Michigan as a Computer Administrator.  He was a member of Shriners International, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, and The Grand Lodge of the Free & Accepted Masons of Ohio.  He also enjoyed gardening and wood working.

Robert is survived by his wife of 62 years Lois; children: Gary “Jake” (Diane) Ries of Indianapolis, Chari (Dan) Kenyon of Dimondale, Vicki (Gary) Williams of Dimondale and Guy (Christine) Ries of Niles; son-in-law, Peter Wiebusch; 11 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and 7 brothers and sisters.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter Sandra Wiebusch in 2006, and 7 brothers and sisters.

The funeral and Masonic service for Robert L. Ries will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel with Dr. Rick Martin officiating, interment with Military honors to follow in Deepdale Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday and also one hour prior to service time on Wednesday. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Sparrow Hospice Services.

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2 Messages to “Robert L. Ries”

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    Jack & Marjorie Forry Says:

    “Bob” was the best brother anyone could ever have. He was a rock to our family (Ries) for as long as I can remember. Whenever you needed advise, help or just a big hug, Bob was there for each one of us. He will be missed greatly but memories live forever. He will always live in our hearts and memory. Bob also chose for his lifetime mate one of the BEST women on the face of this earth. We thank Bob for giving us such a wonderful sister-in-law. Until we meet again…..on that beautiful shore, we have truly been blessed by Bob & Lois’s life and love. Thank you to both of you and WE WILL MEET AGAIN. Praise God!

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    Debra Zimmerlee Says:

    He was a great man and I am thankful that he was able to be surrounded by the people who loved him in the end. May he rest in peace.

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