WEST BEND – Marie Carrie (Gerber) Gress, 94 of West Bend, formerly of Ottosen died Tuesday May 7, 2013 at the West Bend Care Center, West Bend, Ia. Services will be held Monday, 10:00 AM at the Apostolic Christian Church, West Bend with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Visitation is from 4-7 PM Sunday at the Apostolic Fellowship Center. Harris Funeral Home of West Bend is in charge of arrangements. Marie, the daughter of Manuel and Minnie (Fehr) Gerber,Bruellman was born February 23, 1919 in West Bend, Iowa. She completed her education through the tenth grade and then worked in general housekeeping duties until her marriage to Fahey A. Gress on December 11, 1941. Fahey and Marie moved to a farm by Ottosen, IA in 1942 and farmed there for 32 years. They retired from farming in 1974 and moved to West Bend, IA. Marie was baptized in 1952 and was a member of the Apostolic Christian Church. She has resided at the West Bend Care Center, the last se eral yars and will always be remembered for the love and concern she had for her family and friends. Survivors inlcude her five children: Ray (Sandy) of Willis Point, TX, Rodney (Sally) of Fort Lauderdale, FL, Cloyce (Carol) of Northville, MI, Robert (Sue) of Emmetsburg, IA, Connie (Joe) Gerst of Amana, IA 16 grandchildren 23 great grandchildren, and one sister, Madeline Banwart of West Bend, IA. Her husband Fahey, her parents, and two brothers preceded Marie in death. Memorials will be given to the West Bend Care Center for lanscaping and courthyard improvements in order to make for a family friendly envirnoment. Online condolences to