Martin Lowell "Marty" Kress
1959 - 2020
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QUASQUETON – Martin Lowell "Marty" Kress, 61, of Quasqueton, Iowa, died on Sunday evening, August 9, 2020, at Manor Care in Waterloo. Private family funeral services will be held at Fawcett-Schmitz Funeral Home in Winthrop. Interment will be at Quasqueton Cemetery, Quasqueton. Marty's family will host a celebration of life on Friday, August 14, 2020, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Wolfey's Wapsi Outback in Quasqueton.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Croix Hospice.

An online obituary may be viewed at

Marty was born February 13, 1959, in Independence, Iowa, the son of Lowell and Betty (Scott) Kress. He graduated from East Buchanan High School in 1977. On June 30, 1979, he was united in marriage to Annette Rau. They later divorced. For many years, Marty operated the service station in Quasqueton. He also was a truck driver.

Marty is survived by his two sons, Ryan (Dawn) Kress and Jonathan Kress of Winthrop; six grandchildren; his parents; two sisters, Pam (Terry) Dennie and Janet (Gerald) Fangman of Winthrop; a brother, Daniel "Boone" (Jolayne) Kress of Winthrop; and several nieces and nephews.

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Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal on Aug. 10, 2020.
Celebration of Life
01:00 - 03:00 PM
Wolfey’s Wapsi Outback
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August 24, 2020
We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to Marty's family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Mike and Mary Gallery
August 19, 2020
~Sending my sincere sympathies to you all~
Working at Marty's Quasky Mart, mid 80's, built great friendships and memories. For those, thank you Marty!!
May you rest in peace...
Mary Reed
August 16, 2020
My deepest sympathy and prayers for the whole family.
Lee Ann Maas
August 12, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Lyle and Shari Andersen
August 11, 2020
I am so sorry to hear about Marty. I will keep the family in my prayers and thoughts.
Susan Thimmesch
August 11, 2020
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always. We will keep all of you in our prayers.
Jane Johnson Freitag
August 11, 2020
Sending my deepest sympathy to Marty's family. I will always remember the fun times we had when Marty and Boone would help us on the farm. Rest in peace Marty.
Dixie Maas
August 11, 2020
Our sympathy to all over the loss of Marty. We will remember him and all of you in our prayers. May your memories comfort you.
Ken and Kathy Wilgenbusch
August 11, 2020
Dear Kress Family:
I'm so sorry for your loss. Life on earth is difficult at times, but one day you will all be reunited in the glorious heavens and all will be perfect. God Bless you during this storm.
With love and prayers,
Lori Dopp Kemp
August 11, 2020
Sorry for your loss a good man
Gary Thimmesch
August 10, 2020
I would like to extend my sincere sympathy to Marty’s entire family! The picture of Marty is the way I will always remember him. He was a classmate of mine & remember him as a very nice guy!
Joyce Whitney
August 10, 2020
Rest well, Marty. I am going to remember our childhood good times!
Lorie Cherry Gericke
August 10, 2020
Jon and family - I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.
Cara Mayner
August 10, 2020
so sorry for your loss. my thoughts are with you all at this time
August 10, 2020
We are so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers.
Ken and Ruth Myers
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