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Gries, Allene A. Saginaw, Michigan Passed away on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at home, age 85 years. The daughter of the late Erwin and Marie (Hoffer) Gerke was born on September 14, 1927 in Alpena, MI. She married Elmer Gries on May 14, 1949; he survives her. Allene worked for the Saginaw Township Schools, retiring in 1981. She was a member of Peace Lutheran Church. She enjoyed golfing, bowling and spending time with her family. Surviving besides her husband of 63 years, Elmer, are their children; Larry (Julie) Gries, Judy Gries, Kevin Gries, Jean (Jeff) Venturelli, grandchildren; Scott (Jennifer) Gries, Justin Gries, Jaime (Russ) Lietzke, Kelly Mureiko, Kristin Mureiko, Andrew Gries, Daniel Venturelli, Marisa Venturelli, great grandchildren; Brandon and Ryan Gries, Mikayla, Carley, Sydney Lietzke, and Bryant Venturelli, a brother, Paul (Lorraine) Gerke, sisters-in-law Bertha Gerke, Helen (Jack) Page, Edna (Hugh) Rottier, brother-in-law; Ken (Linda) Gries, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, Howard and Robert Gerke. Funeral service will take place at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at Peace Lutheran Church, 3427 Adams Ave. Rev. Paul Hinz will officiate with burial at Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the W. L. Case and Company Funeral Chapel, 4480 Mackinaw Rd. on Tuesday from 2:00-4:00p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m. and on Wednesday at church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider Peace Lutheran Church or Heartland Hospice. www.casefuneralhome.com

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