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Ray L. Kress

Ray L. Kress, 58 of Streator passed away Friday evening (Sept. 23rd) at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Ottawa. 

A visitation will be held on Friday from 10AM-12Noon at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.  Funeral services will be held on Friday at 12Noon at the church.  Full military honors will be conducted by the Streator American Legion post #217 and Streator VFW post #1492. Cremation rites will be accorded.  Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park at a later date. 

Winterrowd Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ray was born March 13, 1958 in Streator, IL to Lloyd and Rose (Wakeman) Kress.

He married Pamela Hansen on July 18, 1998.  She survives. 

Also surviving are daughters, Julia (Lane) Norton of Auburn and Tonya (Derek) Carter of Streator, and step-son, Jeremy Quinlan of Streator, brothers, Russell (Robin) Kress of FL, Richard (Debbie) Kress of GA, Roy (Tammy) Kress of Ancona and Robert (Lisa) Kress of Lake Summerset, IL and sister Rosemary Council of Streator, 3 grandchildren, Makayla and Daxton Carter both of Streator and Monty Norton of Auburn, IL. 

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Ray graduated from Streator High School in 1976.  He was formerly employed at Streator Unlimited as a custodian. 

Ray served in the U.S. Navy.  He was a member of the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.

Memorials may be made to either the Asthma Foundation or the St. Paul's Lutheran Church Youth Fund.

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A candle was lit in memory of Ray Kress

Mark and Brenda Norton Sep 29 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ray Kress

Kathy and Jon Griffin Sep 28 2016 12:00 AM

My sincere sympathy to Pam and family. Ray will be looking down on you from his HEAVENLY home .

Carolyn Sep 28 2016 12:00 AM

His Journeys Just Begun

Dont think of him as gone away
His journeys just begun
life holds so many facets
this earth is only one.
Just think of him as resting
from the sorrows and the tears
in a place of warmth and comfort
where there are no days and years.

Think how he must be wishing
that we could know today
how nothing but our sadness
can really pass away.

And think of him as living
in the hearts of those he touched..
for nothing loved is ever lost
and he was loved so much.

Debbie Sep 27 2016 12:00 AM

Ray was a wonderful and caring person and I know he will be smiling down on all of you and watching over how your lives will positively evolve and your memories of the adventures you enjoyed with him will bring you through this with happy thoughts. He is not totally gone and will always be in your memories and your heart!

Robin Sep 27 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ray Kress

Julia Sep 27 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ray Kress

Lane Sep 27 2016 12:00 AM

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Friends and Family Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM