February 6, 2023

Dawson County Journal

Dawson County, Nebraska

Joseph Edward Kresser, 61 years of age, of Stamford, Nebraska

A Funeral Service for Joseph E. Kresser will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2022,
at 1:30 p.m. at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Orleans, Nebraska with Father Maurice
Current and Father Matt Koperski, as Concelebrants. Interment will follow at the Mt.
Calvary Catholic Cemetery at Orleans, Nebraska.

The Rosary will be recited at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, prior to the Mass.
The service will be recorded and posted to the Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home Facebook
page. https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100033954344066

    Joseph Edward Kresser, 61 years of age, of Stamford, Nebraska, died on Sunday,
October 23, 2022, at Harlan County Health System in Alma. Joseph was born on
February 1, 1961, in Alma, Nebraska, the eldest of three children born to Cletus John and
Ruth I. (Wallace) Kresser. He attended Orleans Elementary School and graduated from
Orleans High School, with the class of 1979.

On August 25, 1990, Joe was united in marriage to Julia Anderson at St. Mary’s
Catholic Church in Orleans. The couple made their home in Stamford. They were
blessed with two children: Brant and Courtney. Together the family enjoyed camping,
fishing, hunting, and Husker sports.

Joe enjoyed spending time with his family and attending his grandchildren’s sporting
events. Joe served on the Stamford Fire Department for 37 years and as Fire Chief for
many years.

Joe most recently worked at BD in Holdrege as a Quality Tech. He has also served at
Phelps Memorial Health Center in Holdrege; for Bose Brother’s farm in Orleans; at
Southern Valley Public Schools as a bus driver; and for CCC as an EMS Instructor.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents; father, Cletus Kresser; father-in-law,
Gus “Jug” Anderson; and two nephews: Lucas Lans and Michael Gregg.

Joe is survived by his wife, Julie Kresser of Stamford; his children: Brant Kresser and
significant other, Katelyn Adkisson of Arapahoe, Nebraska; and Courtney Seberger and
her husband, Nicholas of Lexington, Nebraska; four grandchildren: Grayton, Lilah, and
Kennedy Seberger; and Axle Kresser; his mother, Ruth Kresser of Kearney; sister, Tami
Lans and her husband, Mike of rural Stamford; brother, Richard Kresser and his wife,
Tammy of Kearney, Nebraska; mother-in-law, Arline Anderson of Alma; along with
many extended relatives and many friends.

A visitation will be held prior to the Mass at the Church.

A memorial has been established in Joe’s honor and kindly suggested to the family for
later designation.

Expressions of caring and kindness can be sent to the family at

The Bauer-Torrey & Mach Funeral Home in Alma is in charge of the arrangements.

Source: Obituaries