Gerald E. Ries, M.D.
November 15, 1928 – November 1, 2022
Jerry’s dedication and love for his wife, family, and faith were evident and an example for all. He loved life, and he loved people. Jerry graduated from Central High School and then from Creighton Medical School in 1953. He was the only general practitioner in rural Douglas County. He completed an Orthopedic Residency at Mayo Clinic in 1963 and ran a successful practice in Omaha until his retirement in 1994. His professional and civic involvement included: Metro Omaha Medical Society, Hope Medical Outreach Coalition, Serra Club of Omaha, KVSS Catholic Radio Development Committee, Alpha Sigma Nu, and the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. Jerry Ries: a life well-lived.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ed and Louise Ries; wife, Mary Monen Ries; son, Joe; and sister Joanne Miller.
He is survived by his children: Cindy Meier (Fred), Nancy Beckwith (Steve), Maureen Ries, Joan Chovanec (Pete), Jim (Savita), Jerry Jr. (Amelia), Paul (Deb), and Patty McKinney (Leo); 19 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren.
VISITATION: Thursday, November 10, 2022, 4:30pm to 6:30pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 6:30pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Friday, November 11, 2022, 10:30am at Christ the King Catholic Church, 654 S 86th St. Interment: Calvary Cemetery.
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Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association or Muscular Dystrophy Association.