Florence C. Fries

Florence C. Fries (nee Peters), 88, passed away on Tuesday, March 6, 2012. She was born in West Bend on Nov. 9, 1923 to the late Erwin and Magdalena (nee Boden) Peters. Florence worked hard her entire life and very much enjoyed gardening, crafting, and spending time with her grandchildren. She was a lifetime member of St. Peterís Catholic Church of Slinger.

She is survived by her husband of nearly 70 years, Richard; children, Diane (Mike) Reseburg of West Bend, Gerald (Lina) Fries of Waterloo, Iowa, Mary (Jack) Arnold of West Bend, Paul (Angie) Fries of Glendale, Ariz., Mark (Linda) Fries of Vacaville, Calif., Joann Fries of St. Lawrence, Janet Fries of Mayville, and LuAnn (Bob) Raasch of Hartford; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; brothers, Jerome (Bernice) Peters of Kewaskum, Fred (Rosemary) Peters of LaCrosse, and Earl (Pam) Peters of Mecca, Calif.; and a sister in-law, Mary Peters.

She is preceded in death by her son, Robert; grandchildren, Jody Reseburg and Michael Falco; and brothers, Elroy, Ralph, and Sylvester.

The Mass of Christian burial will be held on Monday, March 12, 2012 at noon at St. Peterís Catholic Church (200 E Washington St., Slinger, WI 53086) with Fr. Jerome A. Rinzel presiding. The visitation will be held at the church on Monday, March 12, 2012 from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass at noon. Interment will immediately follow Mass at (old) St. Peterís Cemetery.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Samaritan Health Care Center and Cedar Lake Hospice for the compassionate care given to Florence.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family; (262) 338-2050 or www.phillipfuneralhome.com