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Minnesota church mourns 15-year-old




We’re a close-knit family at The Christian Chronicle.
This week, we mourn with our colleague Tonda Stafford and her extended family in the sudden loss of Tonda’s 15-year-old nephew, Michael William Ries, a member of the Mankato Church of Christ in Minnesota.
Michael died of natural causes. He is survived by his parents, Barry and Leah; sister, Carissa; grandparents, Clyde and Glenda Schinnerer; aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. Read his full obituary.

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    An incredibly fitting tribute to a wonderful teenager. Praying for your family, Tonda, and asking God’s peace for you all tomorrow, especially. ~ Tamie
    Tamie Ross
    August, 26 2010

    Prayers going up for you here — so sorry for your terrible loss.
    Lisa Brewer
    August, 26 2010

    Our prayers are with you.
    haroldandbeth Wade
    August, 26 2010

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family. God with bless you with comfort as only He can give……..Love and prayers, The Walker Family….Melodee & Terry, Joy and Dave, Chuck and Julie, Kim and Christine and Lee…….
    Lee Walker
    August, 26 2010

    Michael’s death touches so many! We’re praying here in New Jersey for the Ries family and all those who loved him dearly. Life can be so hard, but GIGATTAATTGIG.
    Patti Klein Sikes
    August, 27 2010

    Sorry to hear of your loss. Stay strong, God has a plan. Our prayers are with you.
    Jeff and Carol
    Jeff King
    August, 29 2010

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