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Marylee Fries

February 11, 1938September 2, 2018
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Age 80 of St Paul peacefully passed away September 2, 2018. She was born February 11, 1938 to Charles “Otto” and Genevieve (Heidemann) Allen. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Francis “Joe” Fries, and a brother Robert Charles Allen. She is survived by 3 daughters: Laura (John Cox) Fries, Jeanne (Bill) McLeod, and Catherine (Leonard) Barnes; eight grandchildren: Alex (Bailey), Lucy, George, Elizabeth, and Jack McLeod, Austin, Ethan and Elise Barnes; a special cousin Doreen (Ambrose) Degidio; siblings from her foster family: Joan (William) Trulsen, Roberta Bonney (Horst Falger), James (Diane) Bonney, and William Bonney. Marylee grew up in St. Paul and graduated from Our Lady of Peace High School. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary education from the College of St Teresa in Winona, and later received a Master’s degree in Special Education from the University of Wisconsin River Falls. She always loved children and enjoyed teaching in South St Paul, Spring Lake Park, and St. Paul. The last half of her career was spent working with children with special needs. Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM Thursday September 6, 2018 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church 515 S. Albert Street, St. Paul, MN with visitation beginning at 9 AM. Burial in Guardian Angels Cemetery in Oakdale, MN. Memorials appreciated to: Life Care Center East, 891 East White Bear Ave, St. Paul, MN 55106; or Little Sisters of the Poor, 330 South Exchange St., St. Paul, MN 55102; or Alzheimer’s Association, 1600 University Ave West Ste.5, St. Paul, MN 55104

  • FAMILY

  • Marylee was preceded in death by Parents, Charles “Otto” and Genevieve (Heidemann) Allen; Husband, Francis “Joe” Fries; Brother, Robert Charles Allen.

    She is survived by Daughters, Laura (John Cox) Fries, Jeanne (Bill) McLeod, and Catherine (Leonard) Barnes; Grandchildren, Alex (Bailey), Lucy, George, Elizabeth, and Jack McLeod, Austin, Ethan and Elise Barnes; Special Cousin, Doreen (Ambrose) Degidio; Siblings from her foster family, Joan (William) Trulsen, Roberta Bonney (Horst Falger), James (Diane) Bonney, and William Bonney.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Alex McLeod
  • Lucy McLeod
  • George McLeod
  • Elizabeth McLeod
  • Jack McLeod
  • Austin Barnes
  • Ethan Barnes
  • Elise Barnes

Services

  • Funeral Mass Thursday, September 6, 2018
  • Burial Thursday, September 6, 2018
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Biography

Marylee Fries, age 80 of St Paul peacefully passed away September 2, 2018. She was born February 11, 1938 to Charles “Otto” and Genevieve (Heidemann) Allen. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Francis “Joe” Fries, and a brother Robert Charles Allen. She is survived by 3 daughters: Laura (John Cox) Fries, Jeanne (Bill) McLeod, and Catherine (Leonard) Barnes; eight grandchildren: Alex (Bailey), Lucy, George, Elizabeth, and Jack McLeod, Austin, Ethan and Elise Barnes; a special cousin Doreen (Ambrose) Degidio; siblings from her foster family: Joan (William) Trulsen, Roberta Bonney (Horst Falger), James (Diane) Bonney, and William Bonney.
Marylee grew up in St. Paul and graduated from Our Lady of Peace High School. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary education from the College of St Teresa in Winona, and later received a Master’s degree in Special Education from the University of Wisconsin River Falls. She always loved children and enjoyed teaching in South St Paul, Spring Lake Park, and St. Paul. The last half of her career was spent working with children with special needs.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM Thursday September 6, 2018 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church 515 S. Albert Street, St. Paul, MN with visitation beginning at 9 AM. Burial in Guardian Angels Cemetery in Oakdale, MN. Memorials appreciated to: Life Care Center East, 891 East White Bear Ave, St. Paul, MN 55106; or Little Sisters of the Poor, 330 South Exchange St., St. Paul, MN 55102; or Alzheimer’s Association, 1600 University Ave West Ste.5, St. Paul, MN 55104