Alvina D. Ries, 92, of Dyersville, passed away at her residence on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012. Funeral services were held at St. Francis Xavier Basilica on Sept. 28, with Father Dennis Quint and Father Carl Ries presiding. Burial was in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Dyersville.
On June 27, 1920, in Bloomington, Wis., Alvina was born to Joseph and Elizabeth (Crubel) Sabers. She married Herbert N. Ries on Jan. 2, 1940, in New Vienna and settled on a farm south of Greeley, where they lived for 53 years, until moving to Dyersville in 1997. Herbert preceded Alvina in death on Sept. 25, 2006.