Kay J. Ries

Kay Jo Ann (Walters) Ries, 77, of Guttenberg, died Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at her home surrounded by her children.

Visitation was before services at the church.

Memorial services were Monday, May 26, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries.

Inurnment was at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Guttenberg.

Arrangements were handled by Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Guttenberg.

Kay was born on Dec. 10, 1936, in rural Colesburg to Ted and Bernice (Amsden) Walters.

Kay received her education from the Colesburg Community School where she graduated with the class of 1954. Three years later on June 25, 1957, Kay married James Ries at the Holy Cross Catholic Church. Together they raised their children while Kay worked for Monona Wire. After she retired from there, Kay also worked several years in the deli at Bender's Foods.  Kay enjoyed traveling, baking for others, Bingo, lunch with “The Girls,” Sunday afternoon rides, spending time with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and she was an avid Cubs fan.

Kay is survived by her five children, Theresa (David) Palas of Volga, Steven Ries of Alexander, Ill., Pat Ries of Volga, Susan (Tom) Fassbinder of Guttenberg and Brenda (Bill) Hartmann of Wonder Lake, Ill.; 12 grandchildren, Brigette, Zach, Abbi, Andy, Mat, Christopher, Taylor, Katie, Brianna, Bryce, Blake and Benjamin; six great-grandchildren with two more on the way; siblings June (Lee) Knutson of Marshalltown, Pat (Larry) McNeal of Mesa, Ariz., Janet Short of Cedar Rapids and several other relatives and friends.

Kay was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Cynthia; son, Michael; brother, Dwight Walters.

In lieu of flowers and all styles of sympathy, memorials are preferred and they may be sent to either Prairie du Chien Hospice, Clayton County Food Shelf or a charity of your choice.

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