Robert ‘Bob' Kresser

Robert ‘Bob' Kresser

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Robert Kresser

Robert Kresser


JESUP – Robert Lawrence “Bob” Kresser, 73, of Jesup, died Friday, June 26, at home.

He was born Nov. 2, 1946, in Waterloo, son of Francis Edward Kresser and Irma Catherine (Schmit) Kresser. He graduated from Don Bosco High School in Gilbertville in 1964. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1966-1970. On Nov. 21, 1970, he married Jacqueline Rita Youngblut at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Raymond.

Bob was a welder and worked 35 years at John Deere in Waterloo before retirement. He was a member of St. Athanasius Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Council #8227 both in Jesup, Nugent-Demuth American Legion Post #714 in Gilbertville and United Auto Workers Local 838 in Waterloo.

Survivors: his wife: two daughters, Amber (Pete Coltoff) Kresser of Chicago, Ill., and Tessa (Charles) Mysak of Waterloo; three grandchildren, Kaden Coltoff, Makena Coltoff and Kyree Sisk; four brothers, Tom (Sally) Kresser of Prairie du Chien, Wis., Kenny (Marge) Kresser of Waterloo, Rick (Joan) Kresser of Raymond, and Joe (Lynette) Kresser of Independence; three sisters, Mary Ireland of Cedar Rapids, Sharon (Jim) Collier of Center Point, and Beverly (Pat) Murphy of Lansing.

Preceded in death by: his parents; and a brother-in-law, Robert Ireland.

Family services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 2, at St. Athanasius Catholic Church, Jesup. The mass will be live streamed on the church website. then click on the first button for YouTube. Public graveside service is 11:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Athanasius Catholic Cemetery, Jesup. Military rites will be conducted by Nugent-Demuth American Legion Post #714 of Gilbertville. Visitation will be Wednesday, July 1, from 1 to 7 p.m. at White Funeral Home, Jesup, with a Knights of Columbus rosary recited at 2 p.m. Masks and social distancing will be required. Bob will be cremated prior to the visitation.

Memorials: to St. Athanasius School in Jesup and to UnityPoint Hospice in Waterloo.

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