Jack E. Kies, 71, passed away Thursday, June 13, 2013, in Fort Wayne, Ind.
Born in Fort Wayne, Jack graduated from Scipio Republic High School in 1959 and worked as a manufacturing engineer with General Electric for 42 years, retiring in 2000. He was a past president of GE Apprentice Alumni and an avid I.U. basketball fan.
Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Sue E. Kies of Fort Wayne; son, Michael (Lori) Kies of Cincinnati; daughter, Michelle (Craig) Ward of Fort Wayne; four grandchildren, Brett Kies, Shelby Kies and Dylan and Dean Ward; a brother, Ronald Kies of Tiffin; and two sisters, Diana Magers of Gunnison, Colo., and Carol Ogilvie of Orange, Calif.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents, Vernon and Gertrude M. Kies.
A private family memorial service is scheduled for a later date. Burial will be at Perry Township Cemetery, Huntertown.
Memorials may be made to Turnstone Center or FWPSG.
To sign the online guest book, go to www.mccombandsons.com.