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“We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to Ann and all the family. Bob was obviously a wonderful, spiritual,caring and loving husband, father,...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Mary Jo (Bradley) & Flave Reising - KY

“We were unable to attend Bob's visitation, but we wanted to express our sympathy for your family's loss. We are so very sorry that you didn't get to...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Jane (Wolf) Miller & Bob - IN

“Ann, Andy, Amy......We are very sorry for your loss....We feel very fortunate to have known Bob and to have been a neighbor for many years as he was...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Bob & Donna Barrett - IN

“Sorry to hear of the loss of a fellow volunteer in AARP tax work. Bob's a person I enjoyed being associated with in our short time together. ”
4 of 17 | Posted by: Robert Messick - Newburgh, IN

“The Gries Family, You have our deepest sympathy. We will keep you in our prayers. ”
5 of 17 | Posted by: Francis & Janet Adler - Haubstadt, IN

“Andy & Sherry, We're so sorry to hear of your loss. Know our prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. May time heal your...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Becky Dosher - Evansville, IN

“Who can ever forget the wonderful times as a kid at Grandma Gries's with all our cousins playing baseball! I remember Bob always with a baseball cap...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Dorothy Gries - Indianapolis, IN

“It is with great sorrow that we learned of Bob's passing, but now he is at true peace. He traveled the Lords journey with many blessings both...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Patrick & Patricia Singleton - IN

“Dear Ann, You have my deepest sympathy on the loss of your husband, Bob. I prayed for him several times, including Saturday, March 12. My...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Suzette Ewer - Boonville, IN

“Dear Ann, You have my deepest sympathy on the loss of your husband, Bob. I prayed for him several times, including Saturday, March 12. My...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Suzette Ewer - Boonville, IN

“My sincerest sympathy to the entire Family of Bob. While I did not know him, he and I have mutual cousins, as my aunts were Katherine and Margaret. ...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Nancy Shively - Evansville, IN

“Our sympathy and prayers are sent to all of Bob's extended family. He is in the arms of the Lord and looking down upon you as you grieve his passing....Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Dave & Rita Drach - Ferdinand, IN

“Our sympathy and prayers are sent to all of Bob's extended family. He is in the arms of the Lord and looking down upon you as you grieve his passing....Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: Dave & Rita Drach - Ferdinand, IN

“I am praying for your family. ”
14 of 17 | Posted by: Erin Kieffner - IN

“Life is eternal, and love is immortal, and death is only a horizon; and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight. ~Rossiter Worthington...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: Shawna Ort - Wolcottville, IN

“Ann, I was so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Please know that I love you and am praying for you and your family. He was a great man who left a...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: Paula Cowart - Memphis, TN

“Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow,May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.Our prayers go to you and yours during...Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: Michael & Martina Ort & Family - IN


Robert (Bob) J. Gries, 69, of Evansville, IN went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, March, 12, 2011. He was at home surrounded by family. Bob was born on Dec.15, 1941, the son of Joseph Gries (deceased) and Cecilia Scheller Gries. He was a man dedicated to serving God and serving others. He was an accountant and retired from Plumbing & Industrial Supply Co. after 29 years of service. He also was a volunteer doing taxes for the elderly through the Tax Aide program. Bob graduated from Mater Dei High School and Indiana State University. He was a member of Delta Sigma Pi business fraternity. He served in the Vietnam War and was awarded the Vietnam Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. He enjoyed coaching Instructional League baseball at East Park for 30 years. He helped his wife Ann with Community Marriage Builders. He was also a caregiver for "Cookie" Bratton. Bob is survived by his wife, Dr. Ann (Stephens) Gries, mother, Cecilia (Scheller) Gries, daughter, Amy (Brian) Kerney, son, Andrew (Sherry) Gries, grandchildren; Joseph and Elizabeth Kerney, and Audrey Gries, brothers; Paul (Mary) Gries, Don (Margaret) Gries, Dave (Sue) Gries, sisters; Mary Jane (Ernie Bradley), Diane (Jim Sides), Rose (David) Duncan, and Donna (Larry) McDonald, brothers-in-law; Bob Stephens and Linda Evinger, and Bryan (Mary)Stephens, sisters-in-law; Pauline (Jim) Kothe, Jane (Mark) Hachert, Kim (Dr. Robert) Morgan, mother-in-law, Elizabeth Stephens Camp, many beloved aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father Joseph B. Gries. Friends may call from Noon to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15th, at Ziemer Funeral Home, East Chapel., 800 S. Hebron Ave., Evansville, IN 47714. Visitation will continue, Wednesday March 16, 2011 at the funeral home from 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Funeral procession will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. at St. Benedict Cathedral, 1328 Lincoln, Avenue, Evansville, IN, on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 with Father Gregory Chamberlain and Pastor Dave Schwambach officiating, with burial in St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Community Marriage Builders, 1229 Bellemeade Ave. Evansville, IN 47714, or Evansville Jr. Golf Association, Bob Gries Grant. 2239 Ridge Crest, Evansville, IN 47711. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.ziemerfuneralhome.com

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