Charles E. “Chuck” Kress, 88, Piqua, passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at Coffey County Hospital, Burlington.
Charles was born Oct. 4, 1924, at home west of Piqua, the son of Albert John and Clara Josephine (King) Kress, Sr.
On Dec. 10, 1945, Chuck married Betty Anne Trowbridge at St. Martin’s Rectory, Piqua. They made their home in Iola a few years before returning to the farm at Piqua. Betty preceded him in death on Dec. 9, 2000.
Besides farming, Chuck operated Kress Electric, working as an electrician, plumber and mechanic. He was a gardener who enjoyed sharing his produce and was also known as the local historian. He enjoyed caring for his dogs and cats and attending auctions.
He was a member of St. Martin’s Catholic Church, Piqua, and more recently a member of St. John’s Catholic Church, Iola.
Survivors are five children, Charyl Link, Kansas City, Diane Stines and husband Bob, Edgerton, Chuck Kress II and wife Jan, Iola, John “Punk” Kress and wife Alzina, Iola, and Lori Jay, Brazoria, Texas; one daughter-in-law, Sharon Kress, Hutchinson; five siblings, Robert J. Kress, Silver Springs, Md., Thomas C. Kress, Yates Center, Albert J. “John” Kress, Piqua, Rose Ann Breckenridge, Westminster, Colo., and Dorothea Jean Nichols, Casper, Wyo.; 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, son Kirk “Pete” Kress, sister Mary Lou Taylor, step-grandson Robert Ashby and great-grandson Nathaniel Patterson.
Parish rosary will be at 6 p.m. Friday at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel in Iola.
Visitation will follow the rosary.
Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Martin’s Catholic Church, Piqua.
Burial will be at St. Martin’s Cemetery, Piqua.
Memorial choices are Allen County Animal Rescue Facility (ACARF) or American Cancer Society and may be left with Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel, Iola.
Online condolences for the family may be left at www.iolafuneral.com.
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