DECATUR- Charlene Elizabeth Kresse, 77, of Decatur, passed away Sunday, November 18, 2012 in Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.
Charlene was born on January 21, 1935 in Riverton the daughter of Edward and Elizabeth A. (Lyons) Marsh. She graduated from cosmetology school on June 7, 1975. She married Frederick Thomas Kresse on June 27, 1953 in Riverton.
Surviving are her husband, Fred; sons, Michael Kresse (Kay) of Decatur; James Kresse (Carolyn) of Decatur; daughter, Carolyn Klingensmith (Richard) of Jacksonville, FL; brother, Robert Marsh (Judy) of Riverton; sister, Barbara Lomelino (Harvey) of Riverton; 6 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 sisters, Rosemary Marsh and Francis Bliss.
Funeral service to celebrate Charlene's life will be 10 AM Saturday, November 24, 2012 in Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home. Visitation will be 5-7 PM Friday in the funeral home. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to
The family of Charlene Elizabeth Kresse is being served by Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Avenue, Decatur, IL. View the on line obituary and send condolences to the family at www.gracelandfairlawn.com.