In Memory of

Carol Ernest Fries

September 30, 1931 - June 14, 2018
From: Peterson, IA
Carol  Ernest Fries

Carol Ernest Fries

Born: September 30, 1931
Died: June 14, 2018
Age: 86

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In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Carol's name.

   Carol Ernest Fries, the son of Ernest and Mae (Lauderbaugh) Fries was born September 30, 1931, in Carthage, MO.  His parents passed away when he was young, and good friends of the family, Alva and Ella Trimble, adopted Carol and his brother, Max.  He moved with the Trimbles to Lohrville, IA, in 1937, where he attended school and graduated in 1949. In 1952 he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served until his Honorable Discharge.

   Carol married Linda Gordon on June 10, 1954, in Rockwell City, IA. They moved to Linn Grove, IA, where he started farming. He continued his education, graduating from Buena Vista College in 1966. They moved to Peterson, IA, in 2000, and retired from farming in 2001.

   Carol enjoyed farming, photography, bird watching, collecting coins and stamps, watching college football and basketball, especially the Iowa State Cyclones, listening to gospel quartet, attending auctions, fixing things, riding in the PATOOT Tractor Run and going to the lake place.   He was a member of the First Congregational Church in Peterson, and Heritage Club.  Carol had a booth at the Antiques Etc. in Milford, IA, and was a Boy Scout Leader for many years.

   Carol passed away on Thursday, June 14, 2018, at the Spencer Hospital at the age of 86. He was preceded in death by his parents; his adoptive parents; three brothers: George and Frank Trimble, and Max Fries; half-sister, Anna Mae Wesley; and one niece, Gail Gordon.

   Left to cherish his memory are his wife Linda, of Peterson, IA; daughter, Elaine (Bill Johnson) Fries of Minneapolis, MN, Cliff, ‘who was like a son’ (Linda Briley) Moller of Houston, TX; many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.

Memorial services will take place 10:30 A.M., Tuesday, June 19, at First Congregational Church in Peterson.
Rev. James Owens
Roger Trimble
Ray Trimble
Bryon Trimble
Mark Fries
Chet Yoes
Cliff Moller
Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service at First Congregational Church in Peterson.
"The Lord's Prayer
Oakland Cemetery
Peterson, Iowa


Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 8:10 AM
“Dearest Linda, Elaine, Bill and family, What a gentle man and gentleman he was. I know you will miss him so much and I pray that the Lord will hold you in His loving arms and give you peace. You are in my prayers. I wish I could spend time with you but not possible right now. Hugs, Doris Harvey
- Doris Harvey
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 11:13 AM
“Linda and family, I am sad to hear about Carol. Always enjoyed visiting with Carol during his visits to Spencer. He was a great guy and very intelligent man. Linda I will continue to pray for peace in your heart.”
- Chavon Struve Oviedo, FL formally Spencer, IA
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 8:13 AM
“Dear Linda and family, Sorry to hear of Carol's passing. I always enjoyed visiting with him whenever we were at your home in Peterson in the
Roadtrip days. Thinking of you during these difficult time. Joanne”
- Joanne Schar
Monday, June 18, 2018 at 7:50 AM
“Oh, Linda, I am so sorry! I just saw this and my heart goes out to you! Just know that I am thinking of you and praying that you find comfort with your family and friends. Love, Sue”
- Sue Biederman
Monday, June 18, 2018 at 7:50 AM
“It was my absolute pleasure and honor to have known Carol. A very good and gentle soul. I will treasure the memories !”
- Mark Churchill
Monday, June 18, 2018 at 7:50 AM
“Linda and Family, was so sorry to hear of the loss of Carol. He was so very kind to Mavis for so long and she appreciated that so much.. You are a Great family.. Love and Prayers to all!! Love Paula”
- Paula Tewes
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