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Scott M. Kress, age 54, Manitowoc, WI, formerly of Green Bay, passed away unexpectedly on July 20, 2014. He was born on February 5, 1960 to Allan and Judy (Sokolowski) Kress in Racine WI. Scott attended Homestead High School in Mequon, WI, graduated from Bay Port High School in Green Bay, WI and the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.
Scott was creative and successful in starting his own business, working in healthcare and retail before achieving the dream of his life -- teaching. He formerly worked at Syble Hopp School in DePere and was currently teaching in the Manitowoc School District. Scott cherished each day with the staff and students he worked with. As a further testament of his love, Scott took two young boys in via foster care, adopted them as his own and helped raise them into young men. Joey and Mick looked up to him for strength, guidance and humor.
Scott's great love of animals was always apparent. He smothered the dogs he cared for with kisses and treats. Our dogs Buster and Buddy were always eager for Scott to show up with a treat as they welcomed him back home. His kind spirit, warm heart and giving nature were apparent to all.
Scott is survived by his sons, Joseph (Joey) Kress and Mick DeGrand; his longtime friend, Mike DeGrand with whom Scott raised the boys; granddaughter, Valerie Jane DeGrand; his parents, Allan and Judy Kress (North Branch, MN); brothers, Mike and Renee Kress (Burlington, No. Carolina), Jon and Shannon Kress (Phillips, WI), and Andy and Tracy Kress (North Branch, MN); nieces and nephews, Savannah (Greg) Stevenson, Hillary Kress, Lyndsie Kress, Jacob Kress, Nicklaus Kress, Emilee Kress, and Allison Kress. He is further survived by our dogs, Buster and Buddy and cat, Lulu. He will be greatly missed by family, friends, coworkers and students.
Visitation at Malcore (East) Funeral Home, 701 N. Baird Street, Green Bay, Saturday, July 26th, from 9:00 A.M. until the time of the funeral at 11:00 A.M. with Scott's friend, Rabbi Sidney Vineburg officiating. Entombment at Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. Visit www.malcorefuneralhome.com to send an online condolence to the family.
Joey, Mick and Mike wish to thank the Manitowoc Rescue, Police and Coroner Departments for their compassion and assistance.
Malcore Funeral Home
701 N Baird St
Green Bay, WI 54302
Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from July 23 to July 25, 2014