Claude Eugene Gress, 1881-1964
GRESS, LEARN, BENSON, SHAY, STANKOVIC
Posted By: Constance Diamond, IAGenWeb Volunteer (email)
Date: 8/28/2017 at 12:16:20
The Elgin Echo
Elgin, Fayette Co., Iowa
Wednesday, 08 April 1964
Page 5 column one
OBITUARY OF CLAUDE EUGENE GRESS
Claude Eugene Gress, youngest child of Elizabeth Jane Learn Gress and Adam Gress, was born in Fayette County, Iowa, June 27, 1881, and died at Palmer Memorial Hospital in West Union, March 29, 1964, at the age of 82 years.
He was married to Tena Matilda Benson in June, 1904. To this union were born six sons and three daughters, Parker and Charles of Cedar Falls, Lyle of Bettendorf, Kenneth of Cedar Rapids, Harold of Riverside, Calf. and Gaylord who died in 1923 at the age of 13 years, Eunice (Mrs. Francis Shay) of Central City, Phyllis (Mrs. John Stankovic) Clermont, and Florence who died in infancy.
Surviving are five sons, two daughters, 13 grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith.
His wife, parents, a son and daughter, three brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 31, at 1:30 p.m, at the West Clermont Lutheran Church, with Rev. Paul Meyer of West Union, clergyman. Burial was at God's Acres at Clermont.
Pallbearers were Donald Gress, Lloyd Gress, Jerry Gress, Clifford Gress, Raymond, Amdahl and William Huck.
CARD OF THANKS
Our sincere thanks to all who assisted in any way during our recent bereavement . A special thank you to Rev. Meyer, Dr. Freed, Burnham and Woods organist Agnes Bilden, soloist Mrs. Willet Miller, the pallbearers, the Women's Service Club and the neighbors and friends. These kind deeds will never be forgotten The family of Claude E. Gress.
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