Donald Wirries was born in Ohio and peacefully passed away at age 92 in his Texas home on March 11, 2022. He lost his beloved wife of 50+ years in 2018. He enjoyed playing cards, golfing, fishing and flying. He was a lawyer, pilot, and an Associate Professor at MSUM, where students still remember his Business Law classes. He was deeply religious and served a variety of functions at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church including a cantor with a deep bass voice, and as a winter Texan he enjoyed various activities at the Basilica.
He is survived by his children, Lynn (Rory) Krogen, Bryan Wirries, Beatrice Streitz, Conrad (Shokoufeh) Wirries, and John (Tracey) Wirries; 12 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
A visitation will be held on Friday, March 25, 2022, from 5-7 PM with a prayer service beginning at 7:00 at Wright Funeral Home, Moorhead, MN.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, March 26, 2022, at 2:00 PM at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, Moorhead, MN.