Gilbert Dale Ries

November 1, 1937January 20, 2014

Gilbert Dale Ries Dansville, Michigan Age 76, died January 20, 2014; born November 1, 1937 to Dale and Esther (Every) Ries. Gilbert was a retired carpenter from General Motors. He enjoyed farming, fishing, football, Carlings, and kisses. Gilbert was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Donald; and sister, Georgia. He is survived by his wife, Arlene; 3 daughters, Debra, Josephine, Penny; 1 son, Micheal; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 4 brothers, Richard (Carol), Gordon, Milton (Sharon), Clayton (Betty) and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held on Friday, January 24, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 621 S. Jefferson, Mason, MI with Pastor Terry Turner officiating. Visitation will be held on Thursday, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. The family is being served by the Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Mason, MI. On-line condolences may be made at


  • Visitation Thursday, January 23, 2014
  • Visitation Thursday, January 23, 2014
  • Funeral Service Friday, January 24, 2014

Gilbert Dale Ries

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Carlos Girardot

January 28, 2014

I know there's not a single thing -
No words that you could pick -
That ever cause the kind of pain
As when they say 'he's sick' -
Until, that is, you hear their last,
And long for all the first;
For of them all, from start to end,
'I'm sorry' are the worst.
It isn't fair that words alone
Can take so much away -
Without a word or two in turn
To make it all okay;
And so I'll offer up my own
To say I'm sorry too -
And 'til I find some better words,
I'll hope that these will do.
Really, my genuine condolences for your loss.

January 27, 2014

Dear Arlene,
So sorry to see, that Gib past away !

I always loved seeing Both You and Gib!
I have missed you Both over the past months.

I wish you and Deb and your family the best.
Roger Young

January 25, 2014

"Forever remembered. Forever missed. Today and always, may loving memoRIES bring you peace, comfort, and strength. With love and remembrance." Jack & Marilou

Rusty-Tammy Glenn

January 25, 2014

I am so sorry to hear of your loss,what great memories and laughs with Gib over the years.Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and may God bless and comfort you in this tough time.

Lisa Krell

January 24, 2014

So sorry for your loss Deb. You are in my thoughts!

Julie Collins

January 24, 2014

Sending condolences from my mom, Esther Potter Kimmel, who told many stories of the fun times she had with all her Ries cousins.

January 24, 2014

Ron and Annette send our love to you all. Wish we could have been there with you today. Take care of each other.

Vicki Brown-Butler

January 24, 2014

Prayers to Arlene and family . I have great memories of Gib. I will keep you all in my prayers .

January 23, 2014

Sending our sympthy to the Ries family. We are keeping Gilbert and the family in our thoughts and prayers.

Sandy and Gary Ries

Dick and Mary Johnson

January 23, 2014

Prayers of comfort for your family are being sent your way. We are sorry to not be able to attend the services, due to illness. God Bless.