In memory of
JOAN C. KRESS
JOAN C. KRESS, RN MUNSTER, IN Joan Christine Kress of Munster, IN passed away on Friday, October 14, 2016 and entered eternal life in her heavenly home. Joan was proceeded in death by her beloved father, Joseph Kress in 1951 and by her cherished mother, Elizabeth Kress in 2000. She is survived by her brother, Allen J. Kress, of Munster, as well as, by numerous relatives in Ohio, Wisconsin, Indiana and Montana from both the Kress and the Bonaci family lines. Visitation Tuesday, October 18, 2016 from 4:00- 8:00PM with a 4:00 PM prayer service at Burns- Kish Funeral Home , 8415 Calumet Avenue, Munster, IN. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 1:30PM at the funeral home, Fr. Alphone Skerl officiating. Burial at Elmwood Cemetery, Hammond. Joan received her Diploma Graduate degree in nursing from the Little Company of Mary School of Nursing, Evergreen Park Illinois; a B.S. in Nursing from Purdue Calumet and a M.P.A. with a concentration in Health Services Administration from SPEA at IUN. Her nursing employment activities varied over the years with the longest tenures being a senior charge nurse in an industrial setting and an occupational health nurse for two local hospitals. Joan was a member of St. Thomas More Roman Catholic Church and was a contributor to a number of medically related research organizations. Joan also enjoyed classical music, the fine arts and the piano. Joan will be remembered by those who knew her: as a dedicated nurse who provided exemplary compassionate medical care to those she served; as a dedicated daughter who helped and assisted a mother who was widowed far to early in her marriage; and as an ever supportive and encouraging sister to her brother. In lieu of flowers, contributions should be made in her name to a charity of your choice that endeavors to address medical needs or research. May memories of Joan be eternal! Please visit www.burnskish.com
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