Martin “Marty” Kress – Quasqueton

Martin “Marty” Kress, 61, of Quasqueton, Iowa, died on Sunday evening, August 9, 2020 at Manor Care in Waterloo.

Private family funeral services will be held at the Fawcett-Schmitz Funeral Home in Winthrop.
Interment: Quasqueton Cemetery, Quasqueton, Iowa.

Marty’s family will host a Celebration of Life on Friday, August 14, 2020 from 1:00 to 3:00 P.M. at Wolfey’s Wapsi Outback in Quasqueton.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Croix Hospice.

Online obituary at

Martin Lowell Kress was born February 13, 1959 in Independence, Iowa, the son of Lowell Betty (Scott) Kress. He graduated from East Buchanan High School in 1977. On June 30, 1979, he was united in marriage to Annette Rau. To this union, two sons were born, Ryan and Jonathan. They later divorced. For many years, Marty operated the service station in Quasqueton. He also was a truck driver. Marty enjoyed anything with wheels, motors, gardening and attending tractor pulls.

Marty is survived by his 2 sons: Ryan (Dawn) Kress of Winthrop and
Jonathan Kress of Winthrop;
6 grandchildren: Alexandar Mesinovic,
Gannon Kress,
Sydney Kress,
Kading Kress,
Reagan Kress and
Gracyn Kress;
parents: Lowell and Betty Kress of Independence;
2 sisters: Pam (Terry) Dennie of
Janet (Gerald) Fangman of Winthrop;
brother: Daniel “Boone” (Jolayne) Kress of Winthrop;
and several nieces and nephews.