Douglas Cory Kresge. 88. Johnson City passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2011 in the Johnson City Medical Center after a lengthy illness.
A native of Elkhart, Indiana he was a son of the late Stanley L. & Marie Gibbs Kresge and Grandson of the late Sebastian S. Kresge founder of S.S. Kresge Five & Dime Store.
He attended Ohio State University. He had lived in Johnson City since March of 2007.
He was preceded in death by two brothers James and Stanley, one sister: Caroline and One Step-Son: Donald Kiser.
Mr. Kresge served as an Aviator in the United States Navy during World War II. Mr. Kresge was a member and Past Master of the Masonic Lodge, Three Rivers, Michigan, and a member of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine in Saladin Temple, Grand Rapids, Michigan. He was a lifetime member of the Elk Lodge # 425, Elkhart, Indiana. He was a member of the St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Elkhart, Indiana and attended Watauga Point United Methodist Church, Elizabethton.
Survivors include his loving wife of 42 years: M. Ellen VanHorn Kresge of the home. One Daughter: Cathy Kresge Trost and husband John, Elkhart, Indiana. One Step-Daughter: Susan Kiser Hill, Johnson City. His Granddaughters: Kristin Harmon and husband Chad, Elkhart, Indiana, Debra Williams and husband Jack, Gray, Tn. Grandson: Stephen Zollinger, Gray, Tn. Granddaughter: Shelley MaGuire and husband Anthony, Dillon, Colorado. Great Granddaughter: Ashley-Lauren. Great Grandson: Aaron Harmon, Elkhart, Indiana. Great Granddaughter: Jessica Denney and husband Scott, Kingsport, Tn. A Great Grandson: Andrew Williams and fiancé Crystal Lewis, Gray, Tn. Great Grandson: Matt Zollinger, Bluff City, Tenn. Great Grandson: Ryde MaGuire, Dillon, Colorado. One Great Great Grandson: Cole Austin Denney, Kingsport, Tenn. His special friend and neighbor: Joyce McKeehan.
It was his wish to be cremated and a memorial service be held at a later date.
The family would like to express a special “Thanks” to the Staff of Johnson City Medical Center for their excellent medical care.
Memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Kresge to the St. Paul United Methodist Church, 405 W. Beardsley, Elkhart, Indiana 46514.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.