November 6, 2008


Richard D. Kreiss, 44, of Keosauqua, IA, died Saturday, November 1, 2008, in a multiple vehicle accident south of Arbela, MO in which his father, Arlo Kreiss also lost his life.

He was born November 16, 1963 in Keosauqua, IA to Arlo R. and Ellen Brewer Kreiss.

He married Tracey K. Thrasher, June 27, 1987 in Keosauqua United Methodist Church.

He graduated from Van Buren High School in 1982, worked at Phillips Pallets and M.J.D. Sales and Service both in Keosauqua, IA, Arnold Motor Parts and B & C Sales and Service, both in Fairfield and the past two years at Barker Ltd., Keosuaqua, IA. He also made log signs in a shop at this home and was a board member of Riverview Club, Keosauqua, IA. He was an avid golfer, hunter and Pittsburgh Steelers fan.

Surviving are his wife and two sons, Tyson and Colton, his mother, a sister, Teresa McIntosh (Kevin), three nephews, Derek and Bryce Phillips all of Keosauqua, IA and Kaleb Carroll, Ottumwa, IA.

He was preceded in death by his father and a niece, Taryn Phillips.

Joint funeral services with his father will be held on Wednesday, November 5, 2008 at 1:30 p.m. at Roberts Memorial Center, Highway 1 north, Keosauqua, IA with Rev. Elsa Lawry and Rev. Ellis Andrews officiating. Burial will be in Center Chapel Cemetery southeast of Keosauqua, IA. The casket will remain closed. Memorials to his sonsí education may be left at the funeral home, Roberts Center or mailed to the family at 303 Oak Street, Keosauqua, IA 52565.

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