Funeral services for Raymond L. Ries, 77, of New Albany, formerly of Edwardsville, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 4, at Kraft Funeral Service, Spring Street Chapel, New Albany, with burial to follow in Louisville Memorial Gardens West. He died Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services, New Albany.
The son of the late John Edward and Rosella Schneider Ries, he was born June 28, 1935, in Louisville. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and retired as a meat cutter from Kroger’s on lower Brownsboro Road in Louisville after 49 1⁄2 years. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Albany, an avid fisherman and frequented the Golden Corral and Hardees.
Survivors include his children, Tim Ries and his wife, Anna, Mike Ries and his wife, Cindy, Dale Ries, Edward Ries and his wife, Laura, and Roxanne McCarty and her husband, Kelly; siblings, Betty Lamey, Johnny Ries, Norbert Ries, and Mike Ries; five stepchildren; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda S. Vinson; and siblings, Doris Payne, Anthony Ries and Shirley Webb.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. There will be a Rosary service at 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Hosparus of Southern Indiana.
Online condolences may be made to: www.kraftfuneralservice.net