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Margaret A. "Marge" Kress

August 7, 1940 March 14, 2019
Margaret A. "Marge" Kress
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Obituary for Margaret A. "Marge" Kress

Margaret A. “Marge” Kress, 78, of Terre Haute passed away Thursday morning, March 14, 2019 in Union Hospital. She was born August 7, 1940 in Detroit, MI to Frederick Franzwa and Elmore Haupt Franzwa.

Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Robert A. Kress; daughter, Julie Eldred of Columbus, IN; son, David Kress (Fiona) of Carmel, IN; and six grandchildren, Shelby Eldred, Lauren Eldred, Logan Eldred, Matthew Kress, Megan Kress and Marie Kress. Also surviving are two brothers, Robert Franzwa (Nancy) of Peoria, IL and James Franzwa of Solana Beach, CA; a sister-in-law, Rita Callahan (Bob) of Terre Haute; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Marge was a graduate of Schulte High School and was a member of St. Benedict Catholic Church. She was active in Camp Bluebird and enjoyed playing cards and Bunco.

Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 12:05 PM, Monday, March 18, 2019 in St. Benedict Church, 111 South 9th Street, with Father Martin Day, OFM Conv. officiating. Entombment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled for Sunday from 4:00-8:00 PM with a Rosary to be recited at 7:30 PM in Callahan & Hughes Funeral Home, 605 South 25th Street. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Benedict Church Soup Kitchen, 111 South 9th Street, Terre Haute, IN 47807 or to Sisters of Providence of St. Mary-of-the-Woods, Mission Advancement office, 1 Sisters of Providence Road, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876. Funeral information and memorial tributes may be found at

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4:00 PM 3/17/2019 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 3/17/2019 8:00:00 PM
Callahan & Hughes Funeral Home

605 South 25th Street
Terre Haute, IN 47803

Callahan & Hughes Funeral Home
605 South 25th Street Terre Haute 47803 IN
United States

Mass of Christian Burial




12:05 PM 3/18/2019 12:05:00 PM
St. Benedict Catholic Church

111 South 9th Street
Terre Haute, IN 47807

St. Benedict Catholic Church
111 South 9th Street Terre Haute 47807 IN
United States

Cemetery Details


Calvary Cemetery Final Resting Place

4227 Wabash Ave
Terre Haute, IN 47803

4227 Wabash Ave Terre Haute 47803 IN
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Benedict Church Soup Kitchen

111 South 9th Street
Terre Haute, IN 47807

Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods

1 Sisters of Providence
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876

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