James Fries Sr.
James A. Fries Sr., 86, of Belleville, IL, born December 31, 1925, in Belleville, IL, died Friday, August 24, 2012, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL.
Mr. Fries retired from Monsanto in Sauget, IL. He was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, Belleville, IL, and VFW Belleville Post 1739. James was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Ida, nee Etling, Fries; and a sister, Gladys Kaltenbronn.
Surviving are his beloved wife of 65 years, Ruth E., nee Gabriel, Fries, whom he married on May 17, 1947;
three sons, James A. Jr. (Tracey) Fries of Winder, GA,
and Michael J. Fries and Jeffrey S. Fries, both of Belleville, IL;
five grandchildren, Matthew J. Fries, Sgt.,U.S. Army,
Natalie Walker, Capt.,USMC, and husband, Nathan,
Samuel (Erika) Jackson,
Brittany Fries, and Jacob Fries;
a great-grandson, Carson Jackson;
and his sister, Doris Heuermann of Cumming, GA.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimers Association.
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, August 26, 2012, and from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, August 27, 2012, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, August 27, 2012, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with the Rev. Drew Kramer officiating.
Burial will follow at Walnut Hill Cemetery, Belleville, IL.