Joseph F. Kressig, 92, of Breese,
died June 13, 2009 at his residence.
Mr. Kressig was born October 3, 1916
in Salisbury, MO to Frank and Anna (Oser)
Kressig; they preceded him in death.
Also preceded in death by a brother,
Leo Kressig, and sisters, Edna Smith, Lucille Beeler, Wilhelmina
“Minnie” Armentrout, Helen Bertsch, and Cordell Humphrey.
He married Florence Eschmann on May
28, 1949 at St. Augustine Church in Breese; she survives in Breese.
Also surviving are his children,
David (Carol) Kressig of Breese, Stephen (friend Eileen Wright)
Kressig of Kauai, HI, and Mary Ann (Les Brandt) Kressig of
2 Grandchildren, Sarah (Keith) Harvie
of St. Louis and Jake Kressig of Breese & 3 Great Grandchildren,
Miles, Kaden, and Savannah Harvie.
Joe retired as a foreman where he did
Tree Trimming for Local Union IBEW and also worked for Davey Tree
Expert Company, Kent, OH.
Member of St. Augustine Catholic
Church and Men’s Sodality, Breese Knights of Columbus Council 2869,
Breese Senior Citizens, and Union Local IBEW-Collinsville.
Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will
be Wednesday, June 17, 2009 at 11:00 AM at St. Augustine Catholic Church with Fr. Joseph Rascher and Deacon Bob
Lippert officiating. Interment will follow in St. Dominic/St.
Augustine Cemetery, Breese.
Visitation will be Tuesday, June 16,
2009 from 4:00-8:00 PM and again on Wednesday, June 17, 2009 from
9:00-10:45 AM at the Moss Funeral Home in Breese.
Breese Knights of Columbus will visit the funeral home at 7:00 PM
Memorials can be made to St.
Augustine Church or Hospice of Southern Illinois and will be
received at the funeral home.