Fries, Henrietta T., Saginaw, Michigan

Loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at St. Mary’s of Michigan Hospital. Age 81 years. Daughter of the late Clarence and Tillie (Przybylski) Mendyk, Henrietta was born July 19, 1930 in St. Charles, Michigan. She was married to Edwin J. Fries on September 3, 1949. He predeceased her February 26, 2002. Henrietta had been employed at Wanagas Federal Credit Union retiring in 1996. She was a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Henrietta enjoyed dancing and belonged to the Marv Herzog Polka Boosters. Surviving are one daughter, four sons and their spouses, Loretta and Ron Greif, Winter Garden, Florida; Douglas Fries, Saginaw; Jeff and Patty Fries, Saginaw; Scott and Ana Fries, Orlando, Florida; Randy and Holly Fries, Saginaw; a daughter-in-law, Colleen Fries, Saginaw; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Gerry and Clark Giller, Wisconsin; Jean Thomas, St. Charles; two brothers, Dennis and Juta Mendyk, Utah; James and Judy Mendyk, Saginaw; many nieces and nephews. Henrietta was preceded in death by her son, David A. Fries on April 19, 1996, also her brothers, Clarence, Max, and Raymond Mendyk. Funeral Liturgy will take place on Friday, March 16, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Rev. Fr. John R. Johnson will officiate with burial in St. Andrew Cemetery. Friends may call at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road, (between Shattuck and McCarty), where the family will be present on Thursday from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Friday at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church from 10:00 a.m. until time of Mass. A Vigil Service will take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. And a special thanks to A&D Home Health Care Service and Victory Transport for their services.