Evelyn Gress Obituary

Evelyn D. Gress
Evelyn Gress
Evelyn D. Gress

June 4, 1922 - January 22, 2010
Born in Milton Township, WI
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Evelyn D. Gress, 87, died Friday, January 22, 2010 at Wesley Acres. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Altoona of which she was a member. Additional services and burial will be held in Milton, WI.

Evelyn was born on June 4, 1922 in Milton Township, WI to Theodore and Annie (Klaves) Klug. She lived the majority of her life in Fort Atkinson, WI and later moved to Janesville, WI before coming to Ankeny in 2001.

Evelyn's family and faith were very precious to her. In addition to her membership in the Lutheran Church she was a volunteer for the Bethesda Home in Watertown, WI. She was active in the Lutheran Women's Missionary Society where she served as president for two years. She was also a volunteer for the Janesville Hospice.

Those left to cherish Evelyn's memory include her two sons, Steven (Laura) of West Des Moines and Dennis (Debbie) of Brown Deer, WI; five grandchildren, Erica Gress, Melissa Gress, Ashley (Jake) Baldwin, Jason (Amy) Gress and Tiffany Gress; and one great granddaughter, Makayla Gress. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Luella; brother, Norbert; and granddaughter, Megan.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Iles Funeral Homes-Westover Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the LCMS World Mission P.O. Box 790089 St. Louis, MO 63179-9901.


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Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Monday, January 25, 2010
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Christ the King Lutheran Church
600 First Avenue North
Altoona, IA US 50009-1432
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
10:30 AM