Obituary; Barbara Fries, 83, of Fountain. 

February 16, 2022

Obituary; Barbara Fries, 83, of Fountain. 

Barbara Rae Fries, 83, of Fountain formerly of Saugatuck, passed away peacefully Monday, February 14, 2022, at home with her family by her side. She was born June 25, 1938 in Muskegon to Raymond and Audrey (Clark) Greene. She graduated from Niles High School in 1956 and went on to receive her bachelor’s of science in nursing degree from the University of Michigan in 1960. Barb married Wayne A. Fries on October 7, 1961 in Niles. Together they raised three sons. 

Barb and Wayne moved their family to Saugatuck in 1966. She worked as the director of nursing for Douglas Hospital until it closed. She retired from Holland Hospital in 2000 after 40 years as a nurse.

Barb enjoyed knitting, sewing, and watching and feeding the birds. 

She will be greatly missed by her husband of 60 years, Wayne; her sons, Bruce (Cathy) of Holland, Brad (Lou) of Fennville, and Doug (Holly) of Stanwood; her grandchildren, Jonathon, Michelle, Steven, Michael, Nicholas, Mariah, and Michayla; her two great-grandchildren, Franklin and Eric; and her sister, Nancy Mitchell.

Besides her parents, Barb was preceded in death by two brothers, Bob and Dick Greene.

According to her wishes, cremation has taken place and a memorial service is being planned for a later date.

 Memorial contributions in Barb’s name may be directed to Hospice of Michigan or American Cancer Society.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington,


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