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Rev. Robert L. Kress

Deceased: 2005-01-24


CSM Graduation Year: 1968

Father Robert L. Kress age 72 of the Diocese of Evansville, Indiana died in Louisville, Kentucky at 8:36 p.m. Monday (January 24, 2005.) He was born in Jasper, Indiana on September 22, 1932 to Oscar and Stella (Schutz) Kress.

Fr. Robert Kress was ordained a Catholic Priest on August 6, 1958; He attended St. Meinrad Seminary; Following is a list of assignments: Asst, St. Boniface, Evansville, 1958; asst.,
St. Simon, Washington, 1959; Superintendent and teacher, Washington Catholic High School, 1959-64; University of Notre Dame, with M.A. in Educational Administration,
Summers of 1960-64; graduate studies, University of Innsbruck, Austria, 1964; Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, 1965-1967; University of St. Thomas Aquinas, Rome, 1968,
Director of Newman Apostolate and Professor of Religious Studies, University of Evansville, 1967; asst. pro-tem, St. Wendel, 1970; asst. professor, Dept. of Dogmatic and Systematic Theology, School of Divinity, St. Louis University, 1971; professor, University of Evansville, 1973; professor, School of religious Studies, Dept.of Theology, Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. 1979; University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, 1984; University of San Diego, San Diego, Calif, 1986; Research at Princeton University and Princeton Theological Seminary, and Visiting Fellow, Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, New Jersey, 1992; Visiting Professor, University of Bayreuth, Germany, 1994; professor, Dept. of Theology Bellarmine College, Louisville, Ky., 1996-1998; professor, Dept. of Theology, Spalding University, Louisville, Ky., 1998. Since is retirement in 1998 he taught part-time at Bellarmine and Catherine Spaulding University in Louisville, Kentucky and helped-out with week-end masses in Louisville Kentucky and the Evansville Diocese.

Surviving is a niece Jamie Kress Regan and her husband Hugh Regan, Carmel, Indiana. Great nephew, Hugh Regan and Great Niece, Tricia Regan and many special friends. Preceding him in death besides his parents are 1 brother, James Kress.