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Matthew Gress

d. September 5, 2013

Matthew Steven Gress, 82, passed away Thursday, September 5th 2013 at the home of his daughter with his family surrounding him. Matthew was born September 9, 1930 in Judson, North Dakota son of Michael and Agatha Gress. He grew up on a wheat farm in the Midwest and then worked in the Anaconda copper mine in Anaconda Montana has a smelterman. Matthew married the love of his life Betty Lou Collins in 1957 in Montana. Together they had two children Joan and Steve. Matthew: was a storyteller and loved to get together with family. He was passionate about music, played in bands, and solo and especially loved the guitar. He was kind and warm to his children and those who were close to him. He was a fountain of wisdom and counsel to them. He was compassionate toward everyone and considered all his friend. He is survived by his children; Joan (Mike) Bankson, Inkom, Id, Steve (Denise) Gress, Elko, Nev., 8 grandchildren; Mandy, Brhea, Chase, Karly, Cole, Matthew, Cameron and Emily, and 4 great grandchildren, 3 siblings; Agnes Fawcett, Evangeline Whitehead, and Anton Gress. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday Sept 9, 2013 at St Anthony's Catholic Church, which would have been his 83rd birthday. Military honors will be held at the Inkom cemetery following the services.

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