Todd's family has asked that in lieu of flowers, friends and family donate to this fund at Be Head Strong, in his memory. Be Head Strong supports brain tumor patients and their caregivers in the Kansas City metro area. Thank you in advance for helping remember Todd in this meaningful way. If you would prefer to donate by check, you can mail those to: Be Head Strong, 3200 McCormick Rd, Kansas City, KS 66115. (Tax ID: 71-0899918).
Todd Andrew Fries, 49, passed away Sunday, July 12, 2020 surrounded by his family. Family will greet friends from 6-8 PM Thursday, July 16, 2020 at McGilley State Line Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial: 11:00 AM Friday, July 17, 2020 at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Leawood, KS. Masks and social distancing will be required for both events.
Todd was born in Springfield, IL and grew up in Arizona and Colorado. Todd graduated from the University of Nebraska with a business degree, and he was an avid Cornhusker fan. He followed in his father’s footsteps into the broadcasting industry, working in Memphis, Madison and Indianapolis. Todd then came to Kansas City and worked as a General Sales Manager for Carter Broadcasting for 14 years, where he won the prestigious Media Mix of Kansas City Sales Manager of the Year Award. He enjoyed supporting and coaching his children’s sporting teams, whether soccer, baseball, basketball, or swimming, and spending time with his family.
Todd was preceded in death by his parents and father in law. Survivors include his wife of 20 years, Kourtnee “Koko”; three children, Gabriella “Gabbi”, Meghan and Keenan; two brothers, Brian and his wife Elizabeth, Gary; mother in law, Michaelle Keenan; two brothers in law, Sean Keenan and his wife Carey, Errin Keenan; step mother in law, Ronda Keenan and several nieces and nephews. Todd’s family has been blessed with many great friends who provided them with tremendous support, laughter and love, with a very special thank you to Kourtnee’s KU family.