David J. Kreke

  • Visitation Dates and Times

    Monday, June 24, 2013 4:00-8:00 pm
    ~Knights of Columbus Service at 7:00 PM~
    Tuesday, June 25, 2013 8:00-9:30 am

  • Visitation Location
    Moss Funeral Home, Germantown
  • Service Date
    Tuesday, June 25, 2013
  • Service Time
    10:00 am
  • Service Location
    St. Cecilia Catholic Church, Bartelso
  • Full Obituary

    David J. Kreke, 53, of Bartelso, died Saturday, June 22, 2013 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese.

    Mr. Kreke was born January 7, 1960 in Breese to Henry “Hank” and Dolores “Blondie” (Grawe) Kreke; they survive in Bartelso.

    He married Pam Jensen on October 18, 1986 at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Bartelso; she survives in Bartelso.

    Also surviving are his children, Emily (Craig) Gnaedinger of St. Rose, Laura Kreke of DeSoto, MO, Matthew Kreke of Bartelso, and Sarah Kreke of Bartelso; sisters and brothers, Ellen (Steve) Huegen of Bartelso, Lynn (Ken) Rehkemper of Trenton, Pam (Dan) Rakers of Aviston, Al Kreke of Lebanon, Anita Foster of Beckemeyer, Mark Kreke of Iuka, Michelle (Rick)Taphorn of Carlyle, Brian (Cheryl) Kreke of Bartelso, and Sharon (Keith) Kellermann of Carlyle; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Roger and Louise (Simmons) Jensen of Centralia; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Julie (Forest) Langenfeld of Centralia, J.R. (Bobbie) Jensen of Fredericktown, MO and Jeff (Mary Jo) Jensen of Fredericktown, MO; and numerous nieces and nephews.

    Dave received his B.S. Degree in Accounting from Eastern Illinois University and was a former Agent (1985-1990) for the Internal Revenue Service. He currently was the owner of David J. Kreke and Associates in Bartelso and was the Bartelso Village Clerk.

    He was a member of St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Bartelso, Bartelso Knights of Columbus Council 4745, Knights of Columbus 4th Degree Bishop Althoff Assembly, and was a former school board member.

    Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 10:00 am at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Bartelso with Fr. James Buerster officiating. Interment will follow in St. Cecilia Cemetery, Bartelso.

    Visitation will be Monday, June 24, 2013 from 4:00-8:00 pm and again on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 from 8:00-9:30 am at the Moss Funeral Home in Germantown.

    Memorials can be made to the donor’s choice and will be received at the funeral home.

    The Knights of Columbus 4th Degree Bishop Althoff Assemblye will hold services at 7:00pm Monday Evening at the funeral home.

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