Fries, Lydia, Saginaw, Michigan


Passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at Hoyt Nursing & Rehab Centre. Age 98 years. Lydia was born on October 15, 1914, in Owendale, MI, to the late Henry and Anna (Dorlinger) Foss. She was married to Peter Fries on May 27, 1933, in Reese, MI, and he predeceased her on July 10, 1995. Lydia loved making embroidered pictures for her family and friends. She had been a member of St. James Lutheran Church. Surviving are her son, three daughters and their spouses, Ronald (Sally) Fries, Spaulding Twp.; Margaret (Raymond) Piwowarski, Albee Twp.; Shirley (John) Bruns, Spaulding Twp.; Sharon (Larry) Lacy, Spaulding Twp.; daughter-in-law, Paula Brenner, Saginaw; 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews; also special neighbors and friends, Mike, Kate, Nellie, Barb, Rose and Pete. She was predeceased by her parents, husband, and her son, Duane Fries, three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, three sisters and three brothers. Funeral service will take place on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Wakeman Funeral Home Inc., 1218 N. Michigan Ave. The Rev. Douglas W. Kahl will officiate with burial in Spaulding Township Cemetery. Friends are welcome to visit with the family at the Wakeman Funeral Home Inc. on Thursday from 2:00-8:00 p.m., then on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Memorial contributions may be given to Home and Hospice Advantage. Memories and sympathies of Lydia may be shared with the family on her memorial website at WakemanFuneralHome.com.