Sheila Ries, White LakeSheila Faye Ries, 49, White Lake died Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, at her home.
Sheila Faye Ries, 49, White Lake died Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, at her home.
She was born July 21, 1963.
Funeral service will be today at 10 a.m. at the Aurora Reformed Church at Aurora Center.
Arrangements are by Koehn Bros. Funeral Home in Stickney.
Sheila Faye Ries was born to Sylvan and Naydene (Sipma) DeHaai in Armour.
She attended Aurora Center School through sixth grade and then Stickney High School, graduating in 1981.
She attended Mitchell Vo-Tech for a year where she obtained a secretarial degree. She worked in the admissions office of Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell from 1982 until 1993.
Sheila was the bass guitarist for “The Crystal’s,” a local band that played for many weekend activities.
She was united in marriage to Kevin Ries on May 6, 1988, at Mitchell.
Sheila was a member of Aurora Reformed Church and the Ladies of the Moose.
She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, especially Thursday morning tea with her sisters and mother. She also enjoyed listening to classic country music, decorating her house, cross-stitching, ceramics, scrapbooking and her flowers, garden and birds.
She was a talented cake decorator who decorated her own wedding cake as well as her siblings’ and in-laws’ wedding cakes.
She is survived by her husband, Kevin of White Lake; a son, Vincent Ries of Brookings; six siblings, Verlyn (Kathy) DeHaai of Casper, Wyo.; Kelvin (Leeanna) DeHaai of Casper, Wyo.; Kayleen (Daniel) DeWaard of Stickney; Byron (Linda) DeHaai of Platte; Twila (Norvil) Dykstra of Stickney; and Ardelle (Greg) Bruinsma of Stickney; father-in-law, Vince (Shirley) Ries of White Lake; a sister-in-law, Kimberly (Bill) Kappler of Alpena and many nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her mother-in-law, Janice Ries.
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