George J. Kress

George J. Kress, 86, of Hartford passed away Thursday, Oct. 19, 2006 at his residence.

He was born Oct. 25, 1919 in Hartford to George and Lena (nee Schumenauer) Kress, and married Fern Werner on Jan. 21, 1941 in Kankakee, Ill.

George enjoyed fishing, playing the accordion, photography and traveling.

He especially loved Alaska, and traveled to every state.

He is survived by his wife, of 65 years, Fern; his children, George (Susan) of Tomahawk, Karen (Richard) Madell of Hartford, Nancy, (Jack) Schoebel of Hustisford and Kay (Harold) Schladweiler of Kewaskum; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his sisters, Evelyn, Margaret, Cecelia and Marie, and his brother, Bill.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, Oct. 23, at 6 p.m. at the Shimon Funeral Home, 824 Union St., Hartford, with Rev. Brian Kundinger officiating.

Family will greet relatives and friends at the funeral home on Monday from 4 to 6 p.m.

Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Neosho.

Memorials are appreciated.