Vincent Nicholas Fries, 65, of New Lisbon, died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, at his home in the Town of Clearfield in Juneau County.
Vince was the son of Douglas L. and Mary Ann (Aiello) Fries, born Nov. 21, 1951, in Peoria, Illinois. Vince’s family moved to Monroe County in the 1960s and Vince graduated from Tomah High School in 1970.
In his younger days Vince worked with his father building silos and doing concrete work on area farms. Later Vince became a Master Electrician, and worked in Michigan and Florida and returned to Wisconsin in the 1980s.
Vince enjoyed working in the garden and planting flowers and doing research on the internet. Often times he enjoyed riding his ATV down to the river to relax. He also could be seen at local restaurants having coffee and talking; he could talk to anyone. Vince also enjoyed his cats and dogs.
He is survived by his significant other of 14 years, Sharon Roach of New Lisbon; mother, Mary Ann Fries of West Salem; siblings, Vickie Fries of West Salem, Douglas A. (Mary) Fries of Norwalk, Darren (Dixie) Fries of Tomah, Jennie (Rich) Worman of West Salem and Jay “Tony” (Dodee) Fries of Cashton, many nieces and nephews; several great-nieces and great–nephews; other relatives; and friends.
Vince was preceded in death by his father, Douglas L. Fries.
A gathering of family and friends will be held Friday, Nov. 17, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m., at the Hare Funeral Home, 217 W. Pearl St., in New Lisbon. Family and friends are encouraged to come and share their stories of Vince, and share in some fellowship.
Online condolences are available at www.harefuneralhome.com.