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(April 27, 1948 – November 1, 2011)

Linda Rae Fries, 63, of Midland, died peacefully at home on Nov. 1, 2011. Linda was born in Tama, Iowa on April 27, 1948 to the late Hans and Laura (Staull) Fries. Linda worked for both Kroger and Kmart stocking shelves. Linda is survived by her cousin Patricia (Larry) Meir of Midland. A Memorial Liturgy will be held at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011 at 10:00 am.Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider MidMichigan Home Care (Hospice)Smith-Miner Funeral Home is assisting the family.