January 21, 1939 - November 30, 2021
Kathleen Joyce Fries, oldest daughter of Michael Leo Campbell and Hilda (Winther) Campbell was born January 21, 1939 at St. Anthony's in Carroll, Iowa. She grew up in Audubon and Avoca graduating from Avoca High School with the class of 1957. After graduation she went to school at Commercial Extension in Omaha, then went to work at Mutual of Omaha. On April 11, 1959, Kathleen was united in marriage to Ivan Wayne Fries. They became parents of four children: Jeff, Kevin, Shawna, and Leslie. She had unconditional love for all her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Kathleen was a strong, hardworking, dedicated wife, mom, housewife, grandma, and great-grandma. She was an excellent baker who made the best cookies, bars, and pies. She was also an excellent seamstress making many, many clothes for her family throughout the years. She could also cross stitch beautifully and made many different items for family and friends. After many years on the farm helping Ivan, she went to work at Pamida. Kathleen belonged to UMW, LNO, and card clubs with Ivan. She enjoyed playing cards and always jumped at the chance to play with family and friends. Those that played with her knew she hated to lose. Kathleen was a faithful member of the Kirkman United Church. Kathleen passed away at home peacefully surrounded by family on Tuesday, November 30th, 2021 attaining the age of eighty two years ten months and nine days. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leo and Hilda and brother, Duane. Left to cherish her memory are husband Ivan, sons Jeff (Connie) and Kevin (Brenda), daughters Shawna (Robert "Smoky") and Leslie (Tim); 17 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Siblings Richard (Judy) Campbell of Council Bluffs, IA. Sandy (Rich) Davis, Sun City West, AZ, John (Janice) Campbell, River Grove, IL, and Donna (Craig) Floro of Urbandale, IA. Many nieces and nephews; other family members and many friends.
Kathleen Joyce Fries, oldest daughter of Michael Leo Campbell and Hilda (Winther) Campbell was born January 21, 1939 at St. Anthony's in Carroll, Iowa. She grew up in Audubon and Avoca graduating from Avoca High School with the class of 1957.... View Obituary & Service Information
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