Sources include: Detroit Free Press The Detroit News Observer & Eccentric Media / Hometown Weeklies Livingston County Daily Press & Argus

FRIES BRENIER THIELENS, SR. Age 81 of Indianapolis, Indiana. September 9, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Judith M. Fries. Loving father of Jennifer J. Gerish and Brenier T. Fries, Jr. (Candace). Proud and cherished Grandpa of Evan, Colin, Nick, Cal and Trip. He will be dearly missed. A graduate of Howe Military School and Grinnell College, Mr. Fries served his country as a U.S. Air Force Pilot flying B-29's in Okinawa, Japan following the Korean War. He went on to work for Pan American World Airways spending most of his career managing the Air Cargo operation at Detroit Metro Airport. He later relocated to Indianapolis, where he facilitated the International Student Exchange Program for Rotary International. He valued hard work, honesty and lifelong friendship and could always be counted upon to tell a good joke. Private family services.

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