Dorothy Margaret Kresse

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Dorothy Margaret (Moss) Kresse, age 93, formerly of Belleville, IL. died on 6/1/2019 at her home in Westmont, IL. 
She was born on 2/20/1926 in East St. Louis, IL
She is preceded in death by the loves of her life, her loving husband of 35 years Charles Edward Kresse, devoted partner of 31 years Robert J. Steding and  special friend of 2 years Walter Burdett, and her granddaughter Grace Elizabeth Doyle. 
She is survived by daughter Carol Ann (Randall) Woods of Hinsdale, IL, and son Richard Edward (Tawnya) Kresse of Manchester, MO, grandchildren Paul K. (Christine) Woods, Carrie C. (Jeff) Doyle, Joshua (Kate) Kresse, Matthew Kresse, Jacob (Jen) Kresse, Anna Kresse, Ezekiel Kresse, Samuel Kresse and 11 great grandchildren. Siblings Gilbert (Joan) Moss, Irma Yates, Robert (Judy) Moss, Thomas Moss, Barbara Ward and Sharon (Bruce) Shamblin.
Dorothy attended East Side High School in East St. Louis, IL. She worked at the Downers Grove Reporter in Downers Grove, IL and at Beno J Gundlach in Belleville, IL. She enjoyed family, friends, lake activities and travel.

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  1. Christine Diestel (Hoffarth)

    I have such fond memories of Dorothy and Charlie. I used to go over to their Belleville lake house with mom and dad. As a child, I was forced to attend a New Years Eve party one year at their house, with all the ‘old people ’. I inherited lots of the Dorothy, Charlie, Bob, and Viv with mom and dad pictures. Dorothy was mom’s best friend for so many many years. Mom always told me when she received a new letter from Dorothy. Now they are all together once again.

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