Erwin Kress

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QUASQUETON– Erwin L. Kress, 68, of Quasqueton, Iowa died Monday evening, December 28, 2009 at St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa following a short illness.
Erwin was born on December 31, 1940 in Independence, the son of Dale L., and Elva L. (Love) Kress. He was a 1960 graduate of the Quasqueton High School. On Sept. 3, 1961 he was married to Wanda Lou Hotchkiss in Lamont. The couple resided in Quasqueton where Erwin owned and operated the Kress Blacksmith Shop (Kress Heating, Plumbing, and Electric) until his retirement.
Erwin was a member of the Quasqueton Fire Department for 42 years, serving as fire chief. He enjoyed his work, fishing, camping, card playing, and square dancing. He especially loved his wife, children and grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Wanda Lou Kress, Quasqueton; three children: Dean (Teresa) Kress, Quasqueton; Tom (Rhonda) Kress, Sergeant Bluff, and Melinda (James) Mormann, Johnston; six grandchildren: Alyssa and Zachary Kress, Brett Jenness, Nicole Kress, Brianna and Collin Mormann. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be held at 11 A.M. Thursday at Union Church, Quasqueton, with Rev. Kevin Jennings officiating. Burial will be in the Quasqueton Cemetery. Friends may call at the Reiff Funeral Home & Crematory, Independence from 9 A.M. till services Thursday at the church. For more information or to leave an on-line condolence please go to under obituaries. Visit our guestbook at
Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Dec. 30 to Dec. 31, 2009