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Kurt Ries

1947 - 2021

Kurt B. Ries, 73, of Rogers City, passed away Saturday evening January 2, 2021 at McLaren Hospital in Petoskey.

Kurt was born in Detroit on August 1, 1947 to Dr. Robert and Patricia Ries.

He will be fondly remembered for his witty (somewhat dry) sense of humor and his love of family and friends.

Kurt is survived by his wife Eileen “Leeny”; children, Jennifer (Corey) Curtis, Katie Ries, Jenny (Jesse) Fenstermaker, and Christian (Nancy Jo) Kulikowski; eight grandchildren and one great grandson. Also, his loving sisters, Wendy (John) Raymond; Jackie (Jim) Bannon and Deb Davis, as well as special nieces, nephews and family members.

Per his wishes, no services will be held. A family gathering is planned to take place in the summer.

Memorials in Kurt’s name are suggested for Presque Isle County/Rogers City Food and Baby Pantry, Presque Isle County/Rogers City Historical Museum or charity of friend’s choice.

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Kurt Ries – Beck Funeral Home – Rogers City, MI