Gilbert Fries

Gilbert Fries, 82 of Belle Plaine, passed away on March 16, 2020 at his home in Belle Plaine.
A private burial will be held.

Gilbert Fries, 82 of Belle Plaine, passed away on March 16, 2020 at his home in Belle Plaine.
A private burial will be held. A public memorial service and lunch will be held at a later date yet to be determined.
Gilbert was born in Henderson on August 21, 1937 to George and Anna (Studerman) Fries. He grew up in Henderson and attended Henderson High School. He spent nine years serving his country in the United States Marine Corps from 1954-1963.
On October 10, 1964 he married Jeanette “Jeanie” Long. They raised three sons.
Gilbert worked for Chicago NW Railroad for 30 years and later Burlington Northern Railroad.
He enjoyed traveling, winters in Arizona, summers at the camper in Waterville, hunting, reading, and trips to a casino.
He is survived by his wife, Jeanie; sons, Michael (Cathy) Fries of Jordan, Joe (Sue) Fries of Prior Lake, Rick Fries of Belle Plaine; grandchildren, Nicole Spicer, Jeremy (Myra) Fries, Becca (Greg) Geis, Matt (Shalisha) Sandy, Kendra Fries, Bailey Fries (Chloe Franke), Casey Fries, and McKenzie Fries; four great-grandchildren; sister, Alice Grohut; and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, seven brothers; and six sisters.

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