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.