Gene Fries

November 2, 1960 ~
November 20, 2022

Eugene Francis Fries, age 62, of Wyoming, passed away unexpectedly on November 20, 2022. Gene loved baking, photography and his dogs. He also loved spending time with his family and friends. He served in the U.S. Navy. Gene will be greatly missed by his wife of 32 years, Deb; children: Dan Fries, Mark and Lydia Fries; sister, Denise and Tom Derienzo; mother-in-law, Jo Haggerty; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law: Denise Haggerty, Jerry Haggerty, Diane and Chip Larson; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Elsie Fries; brother and sister, Ken Fries and Lois Headd. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 26, 2022 at MKD Funeral Home, 4031 Clyde Park, Wyoming, with Deacon Tom Derienzo officiating. Burial will be held at Resurrection Cemetery at a later date. Relatives and friends may meet the family Saturday from 10-11 a.m. at the funeral home. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to American Cancer Society.

Visitation
Saturday, November 26
10:00am - 11:00am

MKD - Wyoming
4031 Clyde Park SW
Wyoming, MI 49509

Phone: (616) 534-5417

Funeral
Saturday, November 26
11:00am

MKD - Wyoming
4031 Clyde Park SW
Wyoming, MI 49509

Phone: (616) 534-5417

Leave Your Tribute Message

November 27, 2022 8:42pm
When Gene came to Benteler I asked him if he was sure this is what he wanted to do. He said give him a chance and he will do his best. From day one I had no regrets. Gene was quiet amd a quick study. Showed up ready to go daily the type of team member you hope to get. I hope he knew how much we appreciated him. I wish I knew him better. Rest in Peace.

- Chuck sandee

November 21, 2022 8:49pm
Never really got to talk to you, but I really enjoyed your photography... wish I knew about the baking.. both things are in my interests too.. Sorry you are gone, the world is a slightly dimmer place

- J.

November 21, 2022 7:36pm
Gene You will be so missed. I am loss for words. We were just talking on fb and you fixed a picture for me. Fly high my cousin.

- Janice Bagent Schultz

November 21, 2022 7:35pm
Dear, dear brother. Words can't say what I want to say. Your forever in my heart. Love to Deb, Dan, Mark and Lydia. Denise

- Denise DeRienzo

November 21, 2022 7:34pm
Gene, Bobby and I are going to miss you so much. Rest in peace and thank you for being our friend..

- Elle Lutz

November 21, 2022 6:08pm
A friend and family man like no other I’ve known, you were always there for me when I needed you and you will forever be in my soul. I’m sorry I couldn’t be there for you rest in peace Buttercup.

- George Werkema

November 21, 2022 5:52pm
I think the shock of your loss will follow us for many years. We will treasure our last visit forever. All the memories we have will be treasured forever. Rest in peace our dear friend and thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.

- Jan and Gary Newton




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