Fredrick M. Gress

Born: Thu., Jul. 4, 1946
Died: Fri., Mar. 2, 2018


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tue., Mar. 06, 2018
Location: Gude Mortuary

Recitation of the Rosary

7:00 PM Tue., Mar. 06, 2018
Location: Gude Mortuary

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Wed., Mar. 07, 2018
Location: St. Benedict's Catholic Church

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Fredrick Michael Gress, age 71, of Nebraska City, NE passed away on March 2, 2018 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Nebr. City.

Fred was born on July 4, 1946 in Nebraska City, NE; the son of Bernard Raymond and Lois May (Teten) Gress.  He attended school in Nebraska City and graduated from Nebraska City High School with the class of 1964.

After graduating from high school, Fred began his life-long career of farming, a job he was devoted to and truly loved.  In 1965, Fred joined the Nebraska National Guard and served through 1970.

On January 20, 1968, Fred was united in marriage to Janis Joy Reese at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Nebraska City and they just celebrated their 50th Anniversary.  He was a member of St. Benedict’s Catholic Church and the A.O.P.A. (Aircraft Owners Pilot Association).

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife Janis Gress of Nebraska City; children:  Michael Gress and wife Janelle of Nebr. City; Jennifer Briley of Nebr. City; Kyle Gress and significant other Amanda May of Unadilla, NE; 12 grandchildren:  Matthew Gress, Thomas Gress, Alex Gress, Brittney  Fieselman and husband Chris, Jacob Gress, Justin Gress, Joshua Briley, Jillian Briley, Logan Gress, Brennan Gress, Grayson May and Sophia May; two great-grandchildren:  Bentlee and Liam Fieselman; sister Linda Allen and husband Paul of Nebr. City; sister-in-law Kathy Clymens of Woodland Park, CO; brother-in-law Ken Reese and wife Marilyn of Nebr. City; other family and friends.

Fred was preceded in death by his parents; a son Darin on May 15, 2015 and an infant sister Sheila Gress.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Nebr. City with Fr. Mark Cyza celebrating the Mass.  Burial will follow at St. Benedict’s Cemetery.

The family will greet friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday (3/6) at Gude Mortuary in Nebr. City.  A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. at the mortuary.

Memorials may be given to St. Benedict’s Catholic Church or be directed to the family to benefit the Nebraska Game and Parks Youth Hunt.

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Cheri (Gress) & Butch Holscher
   Posted Sat March 03, 2018
Dear Jan and Family. We extend our very deepest sympathy and many prayers to all of you. May God send many Angels to hold and comfort you at this unbearable time. Our thoughts and prayers are sincerely with you and family. Love, Cheri & Butch and family.

Nancy Durr
   Posted Sat March 03, 2018
So very sorry for your loss!! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!!
Nancy & Jeff Durr

William J Claybaugh
   Posted Sat March 03, 2018
Prayers and condolences for you and your family

Jim and Jo Hanks
   Posted Sun March 04, 2018
Jan and family.

Jo and I are so sorry for your loss and the heartache and sorrow that you are all experiencing. Fred was a good friend and I/we will miss him greatly.

Our winter travels have taken us to south Texas so we will be unable to attend the service, but please know that our love and thoughts are with you and your family during this time.

Jim and Jo

Robert Schreiter
   Posted Mon March 05, 2018
Dear Jan and family,

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Fred. We were friends from childhood, worked together as teenagers. We met from time to time since when I was back in Nebraska City. Fred and all of you are in my prayers in these difficult days.

Fr. Bob Schreiter

Mike and Ann Knapp
   Posted Tue March 06, 2018
So sorry to hear of his passing. Praying God would comfort you during this difficult time.

Allen Hohnroth
   Posted Tue March 06, 2018
So sorry to hear of Fred's passing. I didn't know him personally because of our age difference, but I do know Janis, Kathy and Ken. To all family members our sincere condolences for your loss.

John and Diane Schreiter
   Posted Tue March 06, 2018
Sorry to hear of Fred's passing. He was a good friend and mentor. Always enjoyed working with him on farm matters.

Greg Kotschwar
   Posted Wed March 07, 2018
So sorry for your loss. Good man who raised a great family.

Mindy Sackles
   Posted Thu March 08, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss. You are in the Sackles family's prayers, the ole Kearney Hill gang.
Mindy Sackles

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