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Mrs. Dorothy Elizabeth Fries, a 100-year-old resident of Trenton, died at 10:10 p.m., Sunday, February 11, 2024 at Sunnyview Nursing Home in Trenton.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, February 17, 2024 at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Trenton. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Gardens, north of Trenton.

Rosary will be held Friday, February 16, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. followed by family visitation until 7:30 p.m. at Resthaven Mortuary of Trenton.

Mrs. Fries was born March 12, 1923 near Marengo, IA, the daughter of William Earnest and Bertha Mary Hasley Simmons. She taught sixth grade science at Norton and had fond memories of her students. Dorothy was an accomplished bridge player and bowler. She enjoyed fishing, as well as attending her children’s sporting events.

She was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church. She was also a member of the Altar Society, delivered Meals-on-Wheels and volunteered at the Thrift Shop.

On November 6, 1946 she was married to Harvey Emil Fries at Ottumwa, IA. He preceded her in death on September 28, 2007.

Her survivors include one daughter, Mary Kenady of Lee’s Summit; two sons, Bill Fries and wife, Karen of Trenton and Mark Fries and wife, Coni of Overland Park, KS; nine grandchildren, Shawn Kenady, Charla Bushkofsky and husband, Josh, Kellie Fries, Evan Fries, Connor Fries, Katie Fries, Lauren Fries, Luke Fries and Abby Fries; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, four sisters and five brothers.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, Grundy County Food Pantry or North 65 Center and may be left with the mortuary.

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