Gerald S. Kress

Tawas City, Michigan
December 10, 1943 - January 3, 2018


Private family services will be held at a later date.

Obituary Notice

Gerald Stephen Kress
Age 74 of Tawas City, Michigan died peacefully at Tawas Manor on January 3, 2018. He was born the son of John and Doris (Hemme) Kress in Southfield, Michigan on December 10, 1943. Gerald proudly served in the United States ARMY in Europe for over 20 years before his retirement in 1991. Gerald was a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church in Tawas City, Michigan. He enjoyed watching movies, listening to music, playing on his computer and traveling. Most of all he loved interacting with family and friends. Gerald is survived by his three children; Jerry Kress, Jennifer Clark and Chad Kress; siblings, Milton Kress, Lori (Edward) Hubble, Mike Krusinski and Karol Kress; grandchildren, Ethan Clark, Benjamin Kress, Sawyer Clark, Cali Kress and Caitlyn Kress; many nieces and nephews; former wife and friend Jean Kress. Gerald was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Randy Kress. Cremation has taken place and private family services will be held at a later date. Condolences maybe shared at


As a dear friend of Mr. Gerald Kress, I send my sincere condolences to the Kress family he has left behind. Gerry was a good friend, a very kind and loving man. His memories are carried on in each of our hearts and minds. R.I.P Gerry.
— Eldridge Wayne Searles
Jerry & family, I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your father, I had the pleasure of his company at Tawas Manor a couple of times. From the first time I met him I absolutely knew he was your father Jerry, you are definitely your father's son. We had great conversation, we hit if off right away, he was very comical and we laughed hard together over a few things. He was very loving & it was like we knew each other forever just because I told him I knew you. We talked about his service to our country and about God. He also scolded me about smoking. He instantly touched my heart, made a huge impression on me and I will never forget our short but meaningful visits. I am very saddened, he was a very nice, loving and kind hearted man. You are in our thoughts and prayers. With deepest sympathy, Love, Lu & Gil
— Luann Schmidt
Cousin Jerry! This should never of had happened to you! You were so young! We are all missing you! You have touched so many peoples heart! You are in my heart forever! I love you! Love cousin Patty
— Patty Kasischke
Gerry served his country faithfully both in and out of uniform for more than forty years. Gerry was a friend and colleague at the Headquarters U.S. European Command in Stuttgart, Germany. Gerry had a kind and gentle heart. Rest in peace.
— David Grimes
I was honored to help care for Gerry at Tawas Manor. He always had a sense humor and THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BLUE EYE'S. Gerry was also so caring. Love Peace and Prayers. πŸ˜™πŸ™‡πŸ’–πŸŽΆπŸŒˆπŸŒž
— Cheryl Kobel

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