Alphonse "Funtz" Ries

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Alphonse Michael Ries

Also Known As: "Funtz"
Birthdate: (52)
Birthplace: New Vienna, Iowa, United States
Death: October 15, 1961 (52)
Near Solon, Iowa, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Alphonse Ries and Barbara Ries
Husband of Gertrude Ries
Brother of Vincent M Ries; Clarence T Ries; Dorothy Bierman; Herbert N. Ries; Arthur Anthony Ries and 8 others

Managed by: Jacob Alan Wessels
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About Alphonse "Funtz" Ries

Possibly a brain tumor, he fell off of a horse.

From the Dyersville Genealogical Society

Probably from the Dyersville paper

October 1961

"Alphonse M. Ries Father of 13 Dies Suddenly

Funeral services for Alphonse Michael Ries, age 52, who passed awayat noon on Sunday, Oc tober 15, will be held from the Kramer Funeral Homein Dyersville on Thursday morning, Octobe r 19 to teh ImmaculateConception Catholic Church at Sand Springs where the Requiem Mass wil l becelebrated and burial will be made in St. Paul's Cemetary at Worthington.

Mr. Ries died suddenly, near Solon Iowa, when enroute to Iowa CityHosptial for treatment . He was born at New Vienna, IA on January 28,1909, the son of Mrs. Barbara Elenz Ries an d the late John A. Ries, andmarried the late Gertrude Kramer in January of 1931 in Dyersvill e and hasbeen farming in the Hopkinton area for the past 15 years. He was a memberof the A.C. C. M.

Mr. Ries is survived by eight sons; Wilfred of Worthington, Charlesof Cedar Rapids; Walt er of Monticello; John, Francis, Fred, Edward andMerle all at home; five daughters, Mary; Mrs . Ralph Brown of StrawberryPoint; Joann, Kathleen, Jane and Margie at home. Also surviving i s hismother Mrs. Barbara Ries of Dyersville, two brothers, Arthur of NewVienna and Herbert o f Greeley, five sisters, Mrs. Ray Bierman of Epworth,Mrs. Clete Brunsman of New Vienna, Mrs . Francis Gassman fo Edgewood, Mrs.Elmer Brunsman and Mrs. Arthur Steffin of Manchester. The re are ninegrandchildren."

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Alphonse "Funtz" Ries's Timeline

January 28, 1909
New Vienna, Iowa, United States
October 15, 1961
Age 52
Near Solon, Iowa, United States