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Frederick J. Kress

Born: Mon., Dec. 28, 1942
Died: Sat., Mar. 8, 2014


Visitation

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Wed., Mar. 12, 2014
Location: Chandler Funeral Home


Vigil Service

4:00 PM Wed., Mar. 12, 2014
Location: Chandler Funeral Home


Visitation

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Mar. 12, 2014
Location: Chandler Funeral Home


Mass of Christian Burial

10:30 AM Thu., Mar. 13, 2014
Location: St. Mary Immaculate Conception Catholic Church


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Frederick “Fred” J. Kress age 71, of Caldwell, Oh passed away Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Marietta Memorial Hospital in Marietta, OH. He was born in Miltonsburg, OH on December 28, 1942 a son of Martha Burkhart Kress of Woodsfield, OH and the late George Kress.

Fred was a former coal miner and a member of St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Church in Fulda, where he was a member of the Ushers Club. He proudly served his country joining the US Army and serving in the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 221 in Caldwell, Belle Valley American Legion Post #641 and a member of the V.F.W. Post #4721 in Caldwell.

In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by a brother-in-law Butch Griffin.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife Genevieve Crum Kress, whom he married on December 30, 2006; 1 son Joe (Connie) Kress of Jerusalem, OH; 2 step-daughters Rita (Eric) Innocenti of Wadsworth, OH and Linda (Brent) Greathouse of New Philadelphia; 1 step-son Brian (Kassandra) Shafer of Sarahsville, OH; 3 sisters Evelyn Griffin of Alliance, Helen (Jerry) Dillon of Canton, Chris (Joe) Hoff of Woodsfield; 5 brothers Bob (Darlene) Kress of Burns Harbor IN, Clem (Sharon) Kress of Lewisville, Bill (Lori) Kress of Canton, Ralph (Lucia) Kress and George Kress all of Bakersfield, CA; 1 grandson Hayden Kress; 3 step-grandchildren Taylor and Alex Innocenti, Brice Greathouse and a step-grandchild on the way. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews and friends.

Friends will be received Wednesday March 12, 2014 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM, with a Vigil Service at 4:00 PM at the Chandler Funeral Home, 609 West Street, Caldwell, OH 43724. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM Thursday March 13, 2014 at St. Mary Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Fulda, with Rev. Father Wayne Morris serving as Celebrant. Military Services will be conducted by the Noble County Veteran Service Organizations. Cremation will be observed and Inurnment will be held at the convenience of the family.

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Deanna Dimmerling
   Posted Sun March 09, 2014
To Genevieve, Martha, Joe & all the Family, so sorry to hear of Fred's passing. Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you & may your memories of Fred be a comfort to you. Deanna & Family

Cheryl J Skinner, Patriot Guard
   Posted Sun March 09, 2014
May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time

May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Frederick J. Kress, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your work on earth is complete.

I thank you for your service and my Freedom

You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers are with the families of.....

US Army Frederick J. Kress, “Are True American Heroes” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

Steve and Kathy Bishop
   Posted Sun March 09, 2014
So sorry to hear of Fred's passing. Thought and prayers.

Evelyn Griffin
   Posted Sun March 09, 2014
I love you all...Genny you have such a beautiful family. On Saturday I could see how much they all love my brother. If I can do anything for you do not hesitate to tell me. I love you and am so sorry, Ev

Eddie and Bernice
   Posted Sun March 09, 2014
Freddy Joe, our friend, our cousin. We will always remember our times on the farm. When dad or mom called you were unselfishly their to help. We thank you...We love you, You will always be in our hearts and prayers. You are special. Love always ,Eddie and Bernice God, please comfort all of Freddy Joe's family.

Kim Smithberger
   Posted Sun March 09, 2014
I am so sorry to hear of Freds passing. Know that you and your family are in my prayers.

the Radon Family of Alabama
   Posted Sun March 09, 2014
Prayers for the Fred Kress family.
May you be blessed with having known Fred.

Mary Lou Wikander
   Posted Mon March 10, 2014
My daughter, Katelyn enjoyed square dancing with Fred. So sorry for your loss to Jenny, Brian and the rest of the family.

Pam Conley
   Posted Mon March 10, 2014
Joe, you and your family our in my thoughts and prayers.

Brian & Kate Johnson
   Posted Mon March 10, 2014
We will always treasure the friendship in which we shared with Fred. He was truly a very special and caring person. We want to express our deepest heart felt sympathy's, thoughts and prayers to the whole family.

Virgil, Lee & Zach Hamilton & Richard Truax
   Posted Mon March 10, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this most difficult time.

Donna Drum Parr
   Posted Mon March 10, 2014
Dear Mrs. Kress and Family( my dear friends) I'm sadden to hear about Fred. I've known him for many years. My heart, thoughts and prayers are being sent to you... Chris, I'm so glad I was able to hug u Friday... and to be able to tell you how sorry I am... love to all of you.

Kerri Ogden Stollar
   Posted Mon March 10, 2014
Martha & family - was so sorry to hear of Fred's passing - he always had a smile and made me laugh - you all will be in my thoughts and prayers!

Chuck Black Family
   Posted Mon March 10, 2014
Just want to express our condolences to all the Kress family. Fred helped in raising C.B. for what he did for him we are thankful. Joe you know we are here for you, Connie, and Hayden. GOD BLESS your whole family.

Mike, Julie and Corey Jones
   Posted Mon March 10, 2014
To: The Kress Family

Please accept our sincere sympathy in the passing of your loved one. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Larry and Nancy Wise
   Posted Mon March 10, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers to the family. We were very sorry to hear of Fred's passing

Cathy & Andy Vinskovich
   Posted Mon March 10, 2014
Sorry to hear of your families loss, Thought &
prayers

Paul and Katrinka Durig
   Posted Mon March 10, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with you Connie, Joe, and family

Matt and Sherri Singleton
   Posted Mon March 10, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time.

Dave & Donna Secrest
   Posted Mon March 10, 2014
So very sorry to hear the sad news about Fred. Sympathy to Martha and all the families. May God give you all the strength and comfort to get through the days ahead.

Charles & Carol Crooks
   Posted Tue March 11, 2014
To the Family of Fred Kress,
Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May the memories of all the wonderful times you shared help you through this difficult time. May God comfort you & your family in your times of sorrow.

Michele Carsone & Chandra Heller
   Posted Tue March 11, 2014
Our sincerest condolences to you and your family at this time of loss. May God see you through.

River Elementary Staff/Miss Robyn
   Posted Tue March 11, 2014
Joe and Family
So very sorry to hear of your fathers passing. Know that you and your family are in our prayers.

Barbara Reischman
   Posted Wed March 12, 2014
My deepest sympathy at Freddy's passing. Love and prayers to all.

June Johnson
   Posted Wed March 12, 2014
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Christine Bolon & Hannah Jones
   Posted Fri March 14, 2014
Joe and Family,
Hannah and I are so very sorry for your loss, Know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

John Winland
   Posted Sat March 15, 2014
Kress family; I was very shocked to hear of the passing of Fred. He and I had a lot of great past memories. Your combined strength of the family will help you thru this very difficult time. My prayers and thoughts will always be with you all. "WATCH YOUR HEAD BROTHER".. John Winland

Charlie, Kay and J.C. Brooks
   Posted Wed March 19, 2014
Our family wants to let everyone know you are in our prayers. Sending a card to Martha and Chris because I don't have any other addresses--I really liked Fred a lot and it is such a shock. I'm sure you all have many happy memories to treasure always. Thoughts going your way.