Melvin A. Gress

Born: Tue., Dec. 22, 1925
Died: Sun., Sep. 2, 2018


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Sep. 07, 2018
Location: Gude Mortuary

Recitation of the Rosary

7:00 PM Fri., Sep. 07, 2018
Location: Gude Mortuary

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Sat., Sep. 08, 2018
Location: St. Benedict's Catholic Church

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Melvin A. Gress, age 92 of Nebr. City passed away on Sunday, September 2, 2018 at the Ambassador in Nebr. City.

Melvin was born on December 22, 1925 south of Nebraska City, NE at the home of his parents, Joseph and Anna (Schnitzer) Gress.  On July 24, 1945, Melvin was united in marriage to Norma Jean Kreifels at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church near Paul, NE and to this union four children were born:  Sharon, Jim, Sally and Steve.

Melvin worked as a farmer his whole life, a job he truly loved.  He was a member of St. Benedict’s Catholic Church and a lifetime member of the Eagles.

He is survived by children:  Sharon Durr of Nebr. City, Jim Gress and wife Carolyn of Nebr. City, Sally McElroy of Bennington, NE and Steve Gress and wife Chris of Ashland, NE; eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law LeRoy Kreifels of Nebr. City; sister-in-law Mary Kreifels of Nebr. City; other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife Norma Jean on July 3, 2018; his parents Joseph and Anna Gress; son-in-law Arnold Durr; brothers, Harold Gress and Leonard Gress; sister Esther Wirth; brother -in-law Milton “Bobby” Kreifels and sister-in-law Velda Kreifels.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Nebr. City with Fr. Mark Cyza officiating.  Burial will follow at St. Benedict’s Cemetery.

A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. on Friday evening, Sept. 7 at Gude Mortuary in Nebr. City.  The family will greet friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. prior to the Rosary.

Memorials may be given to St. Benedict’s Catholic Church, the Lourdes Endowment or Nebraska City Rescue.

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Laura Liesemeyer
   Posted Tue September 04, 2018
Sharon and Family,
So sorry to hear of Melvin's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Tina Weston Buttercase
   Posted Tue September 04, 2018
Carolyn and Jim and family,
So sorry to hear about Melvin he lived a good long life but doesn't take away from the sadness you are feeling. He is once again back with his love of his life Norma Jean. May God give you peace and comfort in the coming days. know that he is no longer in pain and with family that has gone before him. God Bless you all.

Jan Hansen
   Posted Tue September 04, 2018
Family of Melvin:
You are all in my thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time in your lives. Cherish all the memories you have as they will keep him close and always with you. I have many memories of both Melvin and Norma Jean, which I will always treasure.
With Deepest Sympathy,

Deb Shippee
   Posted Tue September 04, 2018
You certainly have had your share of sorrow this many losses but God is good & He is especially close to the broken-hearted. Please know that you are in my thoughts & prayers!!

Mitch Cruse
   Posted Thu September 06, 2018
Hello Sally, so sorry for your family's loss, both Carole and I will keep you and your family in our prayers. May your father rest in peace.

Mitch and Carole

Alice (Lechner) Huey
   Posted Fri September 07, 2018
My condolences to all of you
I have fond memories of spending time with Sharon at your parent's home when we were in grade school. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Mila Curtis
   Posted Fri September 07, 2018
Gress Family: Your parents were so blessed to be with each other for so many years and to not be apart very long. That being said, it is still hard for you to say goodbye to each of them. We will be thinking about you and remembering our memories from the time we spent with them. Our love to all of you.
The Curtis family

Terry Lee Sanne
   Posted Fri September 07, 2018
Sally, we at the Print and Mail Center are saddened at your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Wanda White
   Posted Sat September 08, 2018
Sally, Sharon and family,

I am so sorry for your loss and wish I was not away for the services. I remember spending the night with Sally as a child and hearing Melvin play his guitar. I thought he sounded like a country western singer. It is comforting to think of him with your Mom again. Hugs and prayers to you all.

Wanda White

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