Mrs. Gies, age 98 years, passed away December 26, 2012 at the Bay Medical Care Facility. She was born in Owosso, Michigan on September 12, 1914 to the late Frank and Anna (Gottschling) Fuhr. She married John Gies and he preceded her in death on January 14, 1973. Beatrice was a member of Bethel Ev. Lutheran Church and its Ladies Aid.
Survivors include 2 sons: Jack (friend, Shirley Brandle) Gies of Standish and Richard (Judith) Gies of Bay City, 2 grandchildren: Cathy (Randy) Chappel and Paul (Laurie) Gies, a grandson-in-law, Rick Tront, 3 step grandchildren, 10 step great-grandchildren, a sister, Maureen Robinson of Bay City, as well as many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Debbie Tront, 4 sisters: Evelyn Nowicki Thelma Wysocki, Virginia Snable and Florence Fuhr, 4 brothers: Norman, Donald, Frank and Kenneth Fuhr, 2 daughters-in-law, Elaine Gies and Pat Gies, as well as a step grandson, Michael.
Funeral and Committal services will be on Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 4 p.m. at Bethel Ev. Lutheran Church. The Rev. Mark Luetzow will officiate. Private burial will be in Floral Gardens Cemetery. Friends may call at Penzien-Steele Funeral Home on Saturday from 2-8 p.m. She will lie in state at the church on Sunday from 3 p.m. until service time. Memorial contributions can be made to Bethel Ev. Lutheran Church or its Feed My Lambs Fund.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Bay Medical Care Facility 2 East for the loving care given to Beatrice during her years there.
“ Paul and Lori Sorry to hear about your grandmother. Now she is with the Lord at his home,celebrating with our Savior, hopefully this thought will provide some relief to you and your family"s grief. Al Lisius ”
— Al Lisius