Jeffrey A Fries

April 24, 1948 - December 29, 2014
Jeffrey A Fries

Jeffrey A. Fries, 66, of Hudson, died Dec. 29, 2014. Survived by his 2 sons Steven and Scott; a daughter Amy McKensie; 2 brothers Robert and Jack; 1 sister Susan Ferrera; 2 granddaughters; and 1 great-granddaughter.


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  • December 31, 2014
    The Staff of Michels and Lundquist Funeral Home says:
    Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.

  • January 03, 2015
    Emma Holm says:
    We have all lost a good friend. We are sorry for your loss, but are glad to have known him as a friend.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Rick Branch
    Kim Gonyer
    Emma Holm
    Bargain Finder Magazine

  • January 03, 2015
    Dominic & Nomi Sola says:
    So sorry for your loss, but grateful for Heaven's gain! Jeff was a very close Friend and my life is better for knowing Jeff! Jeff loved his Family very much and was very proud of them! Jeff was a man chasing after God's heart and helping the hopeless! I'll miss his laughter and free spirit very much! Love you Jeff! Dominic & Nomi

  • January 24, 2015
    Robert K Fries says:
    Jeff my brother "twice", as you often used to say, you've laid down your body and began "breathing" in a whole new way. Before these last 4 years, we were never more than a county away from each other. It is, and it will be, hard for me to think of living here without you somewhere close by, we spent so much time together. Thank God for Brother Frank and Sister Connie Brown and your close school mate John Ell, their grandson. After Johnny came back from Vietnam he bugged you to meet Jesus as your Lord and personal saviour. You and I were raised by our parents to believe in God, as the church they sent us to taught, but neither of us knew Jesus was capable of redeeming us because we thought he was... on the cross. To many kids like us that meant He was dead. But he wasn't, and He isn't, He's very much ALIVE. You received Jesus into your heart first and then bugged me, but I resisted, I wasn't quite ready, I had to be beat up by this world a bit more before I too would take the broken pieces to Jesus for restoration. Since then, no matter what happens I have a hidden peace that may be absent for a short while, but always returns when I quiet down and take a fresh breath of His spirit. In the flesh I'm sad to think you're gone, but that's only for a time, for we who believe that He died for our sins and rose again that we may have life, follow Him, and thereby are already united in His spirit and will be in a "graduated class" together for what the Bible calls "eternity". You suffered much in your broken body but now you are at peace, no more sickness, no more sorrow. I love you Jeff,

    "House fulla Bagels"

    your brother twice Bob.

  • January 31, 2015
    Jason says:

    Some thoughts from Nephew Jason Fries

    Growing up in a Fries household had many challenges and hardships that other families did not have to endure. If your last name is Fries chances are you are not putting your most used tools or favorite snacks on the top shelves unless you are trying to keep them away from the other height challenged Fries members. I cannot speak for other family members gathered in this room today but as a Fries I was never in the running for "most popular" in school or "most gifted athlete" on the sport team as that is not really how the Fries family was built. As a Fries male, on more than one occasion, I have been accused of being aggressive, stubborn and unbending in my beliefs. I spent my childhood hearing my father say the Fries family motto is: "Carry your own water", and never heard him say "work smarter not harder". Put these
    together and it explains why many of us know what it's like to have a sore back, broken bones and callused hands.

    As a Fries male I am fiercely loyal to friends and family even when that loyalty has come at great cost. I am passionate and compassionate for ideas I believe in, and in people, even when their beliefs are different han my own. As a Fries I know what it feels like to beat a faster, stronger opponent who simply did not have the fight in them that I had in me. People who accuse a Fries of having a chip on their shoulder soon realized that it isn't a chip but a bucket heavy with water which we are determined to carry to it's destination. Carrying that water, at times makes our shoulders sore but our backs strong. I'm so proud of these strengths and challenges that have been given to me by my Fries family.
    When I was younger I used to equate these traits with being the son-of-Jack, but as I got older and heard stories from my father about Grandpa, Grandma, Uncle Bob, Uncle Jeff and Aunt Sue, I realized I am not built upon a pillar of one man but on a foundation of many people that make up the Fries clan.

    Sadly, our foundation has become weakened by the loss of the pillar that is and was Uncle Jeff. Years ago when I was told of Grandpa Fries' passing, I remembered feeling a great deal of shock and sadness at this news. I instantly felt how important he was to me, even though I rarely got to see him or to talk to him on the phone. I felt like the foundation that I so relied on to push against when I needed to carry a heavy load was simply weaker than it was the day before. When I heard about Uncle Jeff passing away I felt the same sense of shock and sadness, I felt the same sense of weakness in the foundation under my feet.

    I know this weakness is temporary, I know the bricks laid down by Jeff are still there and I will feel them under my callused feet again, when it comes time for me to carry my own water. I'm greatful for bricks laid down by Uncle Jeff and saddened that he is not around to see the foundation grow. I love you all and wish you peace during this trying time.

    Jason Fries

  • February 19, 2015
    Jim Coles says:
    Jeff was a very good friend in school and out he will be miss.

  • April 13, 2015
    DIANE FRIES says:
    jeff
    was a kind and loving man he loved the lord jesus Christ with all his heart and he worked to bring the knowledge of salvation to many other people he would preach at different churches and was very good at delivering the words of the bible jeff was my brother in law and we had a good relationship I loved him like brother ALOT of people miss him and I miss him he is absent from our lives but he is present with the lord I love you jeff

  • June 07, 2022
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