Archive - Feb 6, 2012 - Obituary
COLUMBIA CITY â€” John L. Fries, 83, of Columbia City, passed away at 5:40 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012, at Parkview Whitley Hospital where he was admitted Saturday evening.
He was born Dec. 7, 1928, in Fort Wayne, a son of Leo J. and Ella Marie (Perry) Fries.
His formative years were spent in Columbia City and Thorncreek Township. He graduated from Columbia City High School in 1947, from Indiana University with a bachelorâ€™s degree in education in 1953 and from Indiana University with a masterâ€™s degree in education in 1962.