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“Sherry, I am sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. I am thinking of you during this sad time. My warmest condolences to you and your family. ...Read More »
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Gerald C. "Jerry" Kressig, age 82, of Kieler, WI, and formerly of Dubuque, IA, Potosi, WI and Mission, TX, passed away on Friday, March 27, 2015, at the hospital in McAllen, TX. To honor Gerald's life, graveside committal services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, April 3, 2015, at St. Andrew Cemetery, Tennyson, Wisconsin, where full military honors will be accorded by the Dubuque Marine Corps League. To celebrate Gerald's life, family and friends may visit from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 2, 2015, at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street, where there will be a funeral service held at 3:30 p.m. with Deacon John Stierman officiating. Burial will be in St. Andrew Cemetery, Tennyson, WI.

Gerald was born on April 12, 1932, in Dubuque, Iowa, son of Edward and Mabel (Werb) Kressig.

Jerry was an Air Force veteran, having proudly served his country during the Korean War, while being stationed in Texas. During Jerry's lifetime he was employed throughout Dubuque, at the Dubuque Police Department, Dubuque Packing House and Eagle Window and Door. He operated the Double J. Bar and then co-owned the Park Square Tavern with his first wife, Patricia Kressig. He later was employed as head of security at the Kennedy Mall and after many years of service was able to retire. Jerry married his first wife, Patricia Keating, on June 27, 1951, in Dubuque, Iowa. She preceded him in death on December 21, 1995. Jerry married his second wife, Rox A. Kennicker, on August 18, 2001, in Dubuque, Iowa. They spent 14 wonderful and fun filled years together, while loving and supporting each other the entire time. They had one dog named Vail, who is deceased, and two cats named Casey and Lovie. Jerry and Rox enjoyed traveling with their two cats, especially during their winters spent in Texas. For those fortunate enough to know Jerry, you'll remember his uncanny ability to convey a story in a manner that always kept everyone entertained. Jerry will be remembered for being a person of great wit, humor, love and would give a person the shirt off his back if needed. He absolutely loved and adored all of his grandchildren and also enjoyed being around his great-grandchildren which entailed a little teasing and more story telling. Most of all Jerry will be remember as a loving husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Gerald is survived by

his wife,
Rox Kressig, Kieler, WI;

his children,
Tom (Connie) Kressig, Dubuque, IA,
Mike (Linda) Kressig, Dubuque, IA,
Sherry (Steve) Ginter, Mason City, IA;

four grandchildren,
Jason Adams, Ashley (Rob) Erschen and Kyle and Ben Kressig;

three step grandchildren,
Renae, Grant and Andrea Ginter;

his mother-in-law,
Caroline Kennicker Welsh,

two sisters-in-law,
Lynn (Ted Roepsch) Glibreath,
Robin M. Kennicker,

a brother-in-law,
Karl (Jacqueline) Kennicker,

and numerous great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Gerald was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Patricia Keating Kressig; three brothers, Donald, Robert and Clarence Kressig; four sisters, Bernice Scherrer, Roberta Frick, Goldie Kaufman and Ila Burmiester; father-in-law, Robert A. Kennicker; and a brother-in-law, Kelvin J. Kennicker.

The family wishes to thank the Kressig and Kennicker families, friends and relatives in Dubuque, IA, Potosi, WI, Kieler, WI and Mission, TX, for their love and friendship. Many thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff in Dubuque, IA, for all their support over the years.

In lieu of flowers a Gerald C. Kressig memorial fund has been established.