Erik Michael Ries, 48, of Kenosha, WI passed away peacefully surrounded by his family’s love on Thursday, February 17, 2022 at Froedtert Pleasant Prairie Hospital in Pleasant Prairie, WI.
He was born in Elmhurst, IL on October 6, 1973 to Kenneth Ries and Dawn (Norman) Ries. Erik grew up in Naperville, IL and graduated from Naperville North High School. He went on to graduate from DeVry University in Addison, IL with a degree in Information Technology. On September 12, 2009, he married Mary Korczynski at St. Zachary Catholic Church in Des Plaines, IL. Together they enjoyed trips to local zoos, visiting Great America, and walking along Lake Michigan. Erik and Mary had recently moved to Kenosha and liked exploring their new hometown. Some of Erik’s favorite places were Kaiser’s Pizza, Bristol 45 Diner, Milwaukee Burger, and Sandy’s Popper for Hurricane Shakes. Erik loved computers and spending time playing video games, specifically Skyrim.
Erik was preceded in death by his brother, Alan Ries; grandfather, Laurence Ries; and mother-in-law, Mary Theresa Korczynski.
Surviving Erik is his wife of 12 years, Mary; his parents, Kenneth Ries and Dawn Ries; brother, Ryan (Christine) Ries; sister, Dina Ries; and niece & nephews, Nadia, Aidan, and Tyler. He is further survived by other relatives and many friends.
A Celebration of Life for Erik will be held at a later date. Arrangements were entrusted to Proko Funeral Home.