Mike Fries

February 16, 1955September 30, 2012

Michael “MIKE” E. Fries, 57, of Kansas City, MO, passed away Sept. 30, 2012. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. with the rosary prayed at 7:00 p.m. on Wed., Oct. 3rd, at McGilley Memorial Chapel, 12301 State Line Rd, Kansas City, MO, 64145. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Thurs., Oct. 4th at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 2 E. 75th St, Kansas City, MO 64114. Interment will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery following the Mass with a reception in the church hall afterwards. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the American Diabetes Association in Mike’s name.

Mike was born Feb. 16, 1955, in Kansas City, MO, to Dolores M. Fries. He was a graduate of Bishop Hogan High School, class of 1973, and received his Associate of Arts from Penn Valley Community College in 1975. Mike and Diane raised their children in Christ the King Parish. Mike was a devoted husband, father, brother and son and humbly touched the lives of many people. He endlessly contributed to the needs of his community and church. Some of his favorite roles included being a basketball coach for his daughters’ teams and being a lifelong supporter of their athletic organizations. Support included time and organization of food donations. He also enjoyed giving his time and effort to the Step-Out Walk for Diabetes for the last 4 years.

Mike was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Pauline Maurer. He is survived by his wife, Diane M. Fries of the home; children, Alicia Fries of the home, April Stautzenberger and husband Ben, Ashley Penland and husband Jed; mother Dolores M. Fries; siblings, John Fries, Paula Ising, Tom Fries, and Steve Fries; mother-in-law, Alice M. Schmidt; brothers and sisters-in-laws and many nieces and nephews. We miss you Dad. Please offer condolences at


  • Visitation Wednesday, October 3, 2012
  • Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, October 4, 2012

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Mike Greene

January 26, 2013

We're very saddened to hear of Mike's passing. So young, such a good man.

October 7, 2012

Diane and Family,
I am so sorry to hear about Mike. He was always such a nice and caring person that loved his family. I will remember you and your family in my prayers.


October 7, 2012

Dear Fries family,
I am so sorry about your loss. Mike always had a smile and a good word for me everytime we talked at work. He was a great guy and will be missed. May God Bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you and give you peace. You are in my prayers.

John Carter

Doug Ulrich

October 6, 2012

Dear Fries Family,
I knew Mike from working with him at Frito. He was always dedicated to his work and those of us who had the privilege of working with him became better people for it. I only got to see him a few times a year, but he was one of my favorites at work. I'm sorry for your loss. Mike was truly one of a kind and he will be missed

Ben Gormley

October 5, 2012

Bless you Mike Fries. So sorry to hear. Mike was one of my favorite Frito people. I always enjoyed spending time with Mike when I was in KC. He enjoyed himself and lived a good full life. My best to Mike, his wife and daughters.

Roberta & Mike Brown

October 5, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow. Our heart goes out to Diane and all the girls. It seemed like my husband and I always played catch up every week at Price Chopper aliitle social gathering. We will miss that Mike. May you rest in peace....

Marcia Craft

October 4, 2012

I am very sorry for your loss. I am a fellow classmate of Mike's and he was always kind to me. I have Diabetes as well and Mike was very supportive and encouraging through Facebook. Your family is in my prayers.

Mary Lou Michler

October 4, 2012

Dolores, Diane and family,
I was shocked when Steve Brennan called and told me about Mike. I remember him as always laughing and having fun. I am so sorry. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Ashlee Grinham

October 4, 2012

Dear Fries Family,
I am so sorry to hear of your horrible loss and will keep you all in my prayers. I will always remember your father and what a super nice man he was to everyone at christ the King.

Becky (Shacklett) Matthews

October 4, 2012

April and the rest of the Fries girls,

I'm so sorry to hear about your dad's passing. He was a wonderful man and I learned a lot from him. I always enjoyed spending time at your house because your dad was so fun. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time.