H. LaMarr Kressley

October 31, 1928 - May 02, 2020

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Calling(s)

Friday, May 08, 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Hudson United Brethren Church

Service

Friday, May 08, 2:00 PM
Hudson United Brethren Church

Obituary

H. LaMarr Kressley, 91, of Hudson died Saturday, May 2, 2020, at Parkview Randallia Hospital in Fort Wayne.

He was born October 31, 1928, in Hudson to Henry Theodore and Dorothy V. (Rowe) Kressley.

Mr. Kressley honorably served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, where he was the recipient of a Bronze Star Medal, a Korean Service Medal with three bronze battle stars, and a United Nations Medal.

On June 3, 1955, in Garrett he married Dolly Esselburn.

He retired from Dana Weatherhead in Angola after 38 years where he was an engineer. He also served as a reserve deputy sheriff for Steuben County.

He was a member of the Hudson United Brethren Church, Garrett American Legion Post 178, and a life member of Angola VFW Post 7205.

LaMarr enjoyed fishing and listening to blue grass music.

Surviving are his wife of over 64 years, Dolly Kressley of Hudson; a daughter, Deborah C. (Steve Eberhard) Kressley of Mongo; and a son, Lynn LaMarr (Connie) Kressley of Cartersville, Georgia; four grandchildren, Julian Dove, Jessica N. (Jacob) Miller, Scott A. (Tracy) Kressley, and Todd LaMarr Kressley; and nine great-grandchildren, Isaiah Miller, Dawson Miller, Chance Miller, Julian Dove, Landon Dove, Ethan Dove, Dustin Kressley, Kayla Kressley, and Kirsten Kressley.

Visitation is Friday, May 8, 2020, from 12 to 2 p.m. at the church. Due to safety concerns from COVID-19, the visitation is limited to 25 people at a time. Please use good judgment in determining the length of your visit or if you should attend. There is to be no congregating in the parking lot and physical distancing of six feet is mandatory.

Funeral services will be Friday, May 8, 2020, at 2 p.m. at the Hudson United Brethren Church and is limited to 25 people in attendance. Pastor Craig Burkholder will officiate.

A live broadcast of the funeral service will be available for viewing on the Young Family Funeral Home Facebook page Friday at 2 p.m.

Pallbearers are Dale Johnson, Matt Engleburt, Michael Esselburn, Julian “Jake” Dove, Jacob Miller, and Steve Eberhard.

Burial will be in Circle Cemetery, Hudson.

Preferred memorials may be made to the Hudson United Brethren Church or to the Hudson Fire Department.

Young Family Funeral Home, Hudson-Ashley Chapel, 612 North Main Street, Hudson is assisting the family with arrangements.

View a video tribute or share memories and condolences at www.youngfamilyfuneralhome.com

Guest Book

RYAN GERHART
May 8th, 2020 2:32pm
PLEASANT LAKE

Sending our deepest sympathy to you all and keeping you in our thoughts and prayers! LaMarr will be missed! Ted, Cory, Jeff, and Ryan

Linda Horan
May 8th, 2020 1:36pm
Kendallville, Indiana

Sending my deepest heart felt sympathy. Hugs and prayers to all of you. Rest in peace Lamarr.

Ed & Pam Miller
May 6th, 2020 4:14pm
Hudson, IN

Are thoughts and prayers to the family of Lamar. He will be deeply missed.

Tom Leach
May 5th, 2020 7:51pm
Okeechobee, FL

Dolly, we here at Senior Services are so sorry for your loss. We all loved Lamar and enjoyed his (and your) company when you were down here during the winters. He will be sorely missed here. Please know that you and the family are in our thoughts and prayers continually.

Bob & Charrie Klepper
May 5th, 2020 12:10am
New Haven, IN 46774

Dolly and family, Our sincere sympathy with LaMarr's passing ! May you rest assured that he's in a much better place now and walking tall as ever ! God's blessings, Bob & Charrie

KEISTON R.HOLLOWAY
May 4th, 2020 4:49pm
vincennes

ON BEHALF OF THE COMRADES AND SISTERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INDIANA YOU HAVE OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCES FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR LOVED ONE AND OUR DEPARTED COMRADE.OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL.SINCERELY VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS OF THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF INDIANA STATE CHAPLAIN KEISTON R.HOLLOWAY

Wayne and Bonnie Maurer
May 4th, 2020 3:07pm
KENDALLVILLE

we extend our deepest sympathy to the family. RIP

PAUL & JOY SIMA
May 4th, 2020 2:42pm
DEERBROOK

WILL MISS YOU. YOU'LL HAVE COOKIES EVERY DAY IN HEAVEN!

Rosemarie Mix
May 4th, 2020 12:35pm
Hudson, IN

LaMarr, I'm gonna miss you getting up in front of the church and saying, "Hello Church!"

Ward Odom
May 4th, 2020 3:20am
Browns Valley, MN

In a place where the freezer will never run out of bluegill fillets. Rest peacefully, LaMar.