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Viva R Gress

March 21, 1913 — June 14, 2015

Viva Gress, age 102, of Neillsville, WI died Sunday, June 14, 2015 at the Neillsville Care and Rehabilitation Center.Viva R. Raether, daughter of Scott and Ellen (Anderson) Raether was born on March 22, 1913 in the Town of Levis, near Dells Dam. She attended Dells Dam Grade School and spent three years at Neillsville High School. Her family moved to Eau Claire, WI, where she graduated from Eau Claire High School.On September 30, 1930, in Eau Claire, WI, she was united in marriage to Arthur M. Gress of Neillsville. They lived in the Neillsville area most of their lives. Viva enjoyed doing knitting, crocheting, sewing and needlework. They enjoyed participating in flea markets and traveling their later years.Viva was a member of the United Methodist Church in Neillsville.She is survived by one son, Lowell of Neillsville, WI. 4 grandchildren, Gregory (Diane) Gress, Pamela (Jan) Pierce, Tyler Gress and Scott (Sharon) Gress, 5 great grandchildren, Alissa and Rachel Gress, Justin, Ian and Aaron Pierce, 5 great great grandchildren, Mitchell and Maddie Pierce, Shaylen and Dempsey Pierce and Edwin Berg and 1 sister, Eula Gingras of Eau Claire, WIShe was preceded in death by her husband, Art on July 30, 2000, a son, Robert Gress, a grandson, Donald Gress, 2 sisters, Verna and Velda and 4 brothers, Clarence, Donald, Neil and infant brother, Forest.A Memorial Service for Viva will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, June 18, 2015 at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville. Pastor Terry Marg will officiate. Visitation will be from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., Thursday at the Gesche Funeral Home.Online Condolences may be made at www.geschefh.com. The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Viva's family with Funeral arrangements.Funeral Home:Gesche Funeral Home4 South Grand AvenueNeillsville, WIUS 54456
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