Carroll G. Kreis
- November 5, 2022
Carroll G. Kreis, 90, of Litchfield, passed away on Friday, November 4, 2022 at Hillsboro Rehabilitation & Health Care Center. He was born June 28, 1932, in Springfield, the son of Karl and Margaret (Reinders) Kreis. He married Margaret Ann Kesphler on November 20, 1955 and she preceded him in death on December 16, 1996. He later married Betty E. Klekamp on March 29, 1997 and she preceded him in death on June 8, 2013.
He is also preceded in death by his parents; brother, Kenneth Kreis; son, Richard K. Kreis; and stepson, Philip G. Klekamp.
Survivors include two daughters, Brenda S. (James) Smith of Gravois Mills, MO and Nancy E. (Jim) Welch of Chandler, AZ; two sons, Ronald M. (Jennifer) Kreis of Mesa, AZ and Mark A. (Toni) Kreis of Shawnee, KS; stepdaughter, Patricia A. Klekamp of Texas; 11 grandchildren; 4 step grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
Carroll graduated from Tri-City High School in Buffalo. He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Litchfield. He was a lifelong member of the Sangamon County Farm Bureau, National Rifle Association, Gun Owners of America, Champaign Rifle Association, and VFW 755.
Carroll began his working career as a farmer in Buffalo Hart. He then became an accountant and owned Kreis Tax and Accounting Service. He also was a crop adjustor for Country Companies Insurance.
Carroll was a United States Army veteran serving from 1954–1955.
Visitation: 10 – 11:30 am, Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield.
Funeral Service: 11:30 am, Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield with Reverend James Ritter officiating. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery where military honors will be conducted.
Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Lutheran Church in Litchfield.
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