Otto J. Kress

Otto J. Kress, age 95 of Jasper, Indiana, passed away at 5:42 a.m. on Friday, April 14, 2017 at St. Charles Health Campus in Jasper, Indiana.

Otto was born in Jasper, Indiana on May 15, 1921 to Michael and Rosalia (Berger) Kress. He married Mary L. Bockelman on February 7, 1942 in St. Joseph Catholic Church. She preceded him in death on January 7, 2016.

He was a U.S. Army Veteran who served in WWII, and a member of the VFW Post #673, and a member and past commander of the American Legion Post #147 in Jasper.

He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper.

Otto was a co-owner and retired from Hoosierland Insurance Agency in 1986, and previously was a partner in the Knies and Kress Tile Company.

Surviving are two daughters, Kaye Kress, Jasper, IN, and Jane Seidl and husband Ken, Jasper, IN, one daughter-in-law, Aggie Kress (John), Jasper, IN, two sons, William “Bill” Kress and wife Michelle, Jasper, IN, Mark “Marty” Kress, Jasper, IN, 16 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death beside his wife were two sons; Joseph and John Kress, two daughters; Marilyn and Barbara Kress, two great-grandchildren, Sawyer Beckman and Kasen Goepfrich, one sister, Claudine Linville, and five brothers, Bernard, Robert, Hubert, Edwin and Thomas Kress.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Otto J. Kress will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper, with burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery. The American Legion Post #147 will conduct military gravesite rites.

A visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00p.m. on Monday, April 17, 2017 at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, Special Olympics, or to a favorite charity.

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