Ries, Chad

Written by David Green.

Chad Adelbert Ries, 62, of Morenci,  Mich., died Nov. 22, 2011, at Promedica Bixby Hospital in Adrian, Mich.

He was born Jan. 9, 1949, in Adrian, to Charles LeRoy and Mary Leona (Hill) Ries.  On Feb. 1, 1975, he married Marcia Johncox in Adrian and she survives.   Chad served in the U.S. Army and he was retired from General Motors.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Heath (and Nicole) Ries of Adrian and Zachary (and Kelly) Ries of Waterville, Ohio; two brothers, Duane (and Janice) Ries of Morenci and Vernon Ries of Morenci; four sisters, Deanna Marine of Phoenix, Ariz., Dynetta (and Norm) Luck of Jasper, Mich., Marjorie (and Jack) Forry of Phoenix, Ariz., and Alice Jean (and Jerry) Brown of Jasper; and one grandson, Lucas.

He was preceded in death by six brothers, Norman, Leland, Dale, Gayle, Robert and Ronald Dean; and two sisters, Virginia and MaryDella.

Visitation is scheduled from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian. 

Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, at Anderson Funeral Home, with Rev. Lloyd Jewett officiating.  Military services will be conducted by the Morenci American Legion Post #368, at the Veterans Memorial Flag Garden at the Anderson Funeral Home, immediately following the funeral service. Cremation will follow the service.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

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