The Rev. Larry G. Fries, 67

The Rev. Larry G. Fries, 67, of Celina, died at 2:50 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.

He was born on Nov. 22, 1943, in Piqua, to Charles Frederick Sr. Fries and Jane (Kiser) Fries Campbell, and they preceded him in death.

On Oct. 3, 1969, he married Mary Kay Gingrich, and she survives him.

He is also survived by a son, Larry Lamont (Erin) Shannon of Shakopee, Minn.; two daughters, Shawn Mescheal (the Rev. Simon) Young of Piqua and Melissa Gail (Mark) Williams of Van Wert; his stepfather, Donald L. Campbell of Rockford; three brothers; a sister; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, stationed at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at New Life Apostolic Church in Celina, with the Fries family officiating. Burial will be held in Mercer Memory Gardens in Celina.

Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour before services Thursday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to New Life Apostolic Church. Online condolences may be left at Arrangements are being handled by W.H. Dick and Sons - Hellwarth Funeral Home in Celina.