|Birth: ||Mar. 13, 1958|
|Death: ||Feb. 3, 2011|
Alan Joseph "Ironman" Gies, 52 years, of Temperance, died Thursday, as a result of an auto accident.
Friends may call at the Capaul Funeral Home, Ida, Monday, from 1-9 PM. He will lie in state at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Ida, Tuesday from 10 AM. until The Mass of Resurection at 11 AM. Fr. Robert Bauer will officiate. Cremation will follow, with burial of Cremains at a later date.
Born March 13, 1958, in Toledo, Alan was the son of Kenneth and Ruth (Schneider) Gies.
A 1976 Ida High School Graduate, he married Gale Larson March 16, 1996, in Conyers, GA. Mr. Gies was a supervisor for The Tile Shop of Ottawa Lake, MI. He loved spending time with family, above all, his children, gardening, four wheeling with the boys, and game night.
Surviving are: his wife, Gale; his parents, Kenneth & Ruth Gies; sons, Kenneth II, and Jason; daughters, Hannah and Marie; brothers, Jim (Letha), Bernard (Cindy), and Daniel (Donna Afton); sisters, Linda (Robert) Woollard, Shirley (Brian) Williams, Kathy (Teri) Winter, and
Carolyn (Todd Falkenberg); and four grandchildren.
Memorial contributions for Mr. Gies, may be made to: The Alan Gies Memorial Fund, Monroe Bank & Trust.
On line condolences may be sent to: www.capaulfuneralhome.com.
Three people, including one from Bedford Township, were killed in a head-on accident this morning on US-223 in Whiteford Township when a pickup truck went out of control on the icy road and swerved into the opposite lane, police said.
Two victims were pronounced dead at the scene and the third died in Toledo Hospital, said Sgt. Brian Angerer of the Monroe County Sheriff's Office. The accident happened about 5:30 a.m. on US-223 west of Tabbert Rd. near the Lenawee County line.
All three victims, one of whom reportedly was a physician, apparently were on their way to their jobs when the accident happened, police said. The driver of the Ford F-250 was Dr. Sarah G. Prochaska-Carpenter, 30, of Blissfield. She was a doctor at a Toledo area hospital.
The other victims were identified as Alan J. Gies, 52, of Temperance, who was the driver of the 1988 Jeep pickup. The passenger was Tyler R. Baldwin, 19, of Blissfield. Sgt. Angerer said he believes the two also were on their way to work in the Ottawa Lake area.
For more than three hours during the investigation, police shut down about a mile section of the road between Tabbert and Memorial Hwy., formerly called Old US-223.
According to the preliminary investigation, the driver of a Ford F-250 was heading east when the truck went out of control on the icy surface. The vehicle traveled left of center and struck a westbound Jeep pickup truck with two people inside. It appeared road conditions and speed played a role in the accident, police said.
Both drivers were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash while the third victim, a passenger in the Jeep, died a short time later in the hospital, Sgt. Angerer said.
Anyone who witnessed the accident or has other information is asked to contact the sheriff's Traffic Services Division at (734) 240-7560.
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