Celebration of Life Service
Obituary of Robert "Bob" Eli Ries
Robert E. “Bob” Ries, age 71 of Blissfield passed away on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at ProMedica Flower Hospital in Sylvania, OH. He was born in Toledo, OH on October 14, 1947, the son of Edgar and Jesse (Barba) Ries. On February 18, 1967, Bob married Ardith “Ardy” Witter and she survives.
Bob was a graduate of Metamora High School and was employed by Blissfield Manufacturing as a Manufacturing Engineer for 38 years, retiring in 2009. Following his employment at Blissfield Manufacturing he then worked for Brazeway. At age 63, Bob obtained his Associates Degree in Computer Network Specialist with a 4.0. He enjoyed numerous hobbies including bowling, motorcycles, snowmobiles, local girls’ softball, karaoke, old cars and old music.
Surviving Bob, in addition to his wife, Ardy, are two daughters; Trisha (Paul) DeArmond and Tracy (Rob) Peters, three sisters; Debra (Jim) Orth, Marie (Wayne) Metz and Theresa (Mike) Howell, many beloved nieces and nephews and his beloved pet, Maxine Rose. Preceding him in death were his parents, three brothers; Gale Ries, Edgar Ries, Jr., and Oscar “Gene” Ries, one sister; Joanna Little, a special aunt, Mary Lou Villereal and his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Arthur and Elsa Witter.
Visitation for Bob will be held on Friday, July 19, 2019, from 2-7 p.m. at Anderson-Rudd Funeral Home in Blissfield, followed by a Scripture Service at 7 p.m. conducted by Fr. Jeff Poll You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralservices.com. In lieu of flowers the family asks that you donate to an animal rescue shelter of your choice. Envelopes are available at the Anderson-Rudd Funeral Home, Blissfield.