Phyllis Ries went to be with The Lord on September 29, 2013.
She was born in Minneapolis, to Elmie and Bill Seaberg, Feb. 2, 1926. She was married to Ortwin Ries in 1944 and traveled with him while he was in the Army. They settled in Minneapolis, where their four children were born.
Her husband preceded her in death.
She is survived by her children Cheryl Kopp (John), Gary (Sandra), Richard (Julie), and Ken (Amy); her sister Twyla Ring (Ardell); seven grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
Phyllis owned a beautiful gift shop in Door County for several years. She loved art and was an award-winning painter. She also loved spending time with her family, driving her sporty yellow car, reading, dressing up, and learning about new things. She took great pride in the accomplishments of her family and loved their visits.
Thank you to the staff of The Villages for their excellent care.
Arrangements are being handled by Grandstrand Funeral Home in North Branch. Service times and dates are pending. Visit www.grandstrandfh.com or call at 651-674-4444 for more information.