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David Kreis

David W. Kreis

Saturday, November 28th, 1942 - Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019
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David W. Kreis, 76

David W. Kreis, 76 of Columbus, formerly of Ashland passed away, Wednesday, January 2, 2019 in Riverside Methodist Hospital.

He was born on November 28, 1942 to the late Wayne and Marjorie (nee Stover) Kreis.

Dave graduated from Ashland High School, Class of 1960. He married the former Debra Jacobs on May 20, 1989. He retired after more than 31 years in 2006 from Carton Service where he was a printer. In his retirement, he worked 3 years at Mohican Hill Golf Club.

He was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church and Benevolent and Protective of Elks #1360 where he was actively involved in golf, bowling, and helped with fish fry’s. He was an avid music lover and a supporter of Ohio sports, especially the Ohio State Buckeyes. Dave enjoyed traveling with his family and had a strong love for history and patriotism; always taking the opportunity to thank a veteran. Most of all, Dave was a devoted family man who always made the interest and needs of his family first.

Dave is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Debra Kreis of Columbus; one daughter, Melanie (Christopher) Yoder of Columbus; three sons, Daniel (Dawna) Kreis of Myrtle Beach, SC, Douglas (Lisa) Kreis of Myrtle Beach, SC; and Shawn Kelley of Atlanta, GA; nine grandchildren, David, Daniele, Delaney, Kassydi, Natalie, Ashton, Christian, William, and Isabelle; one great grandson, Mathew; one sister, Linda (Lisle) Liston of Ashland; one brother, Kenneth Kreis of Ashland; one, sister-in-law, Cathy Holt, a brother-in-law, Doug (Angie) Jacobs; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Dave is preceded in death by one daughter, Laura Kreis; and his father and mother-in-law, Arthur and Mary Jacobs.

Funeral services will be held, Monday, January 7, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. in the Denbow-Gasche Funeral Home with Reverend Tom Snyder officiating. Friends may call from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the funeral home. An Elk service will be at the conclusion of the visitation. Immediately following the service a meal and time of fellowship will be held in the Legacy Room at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Christ United Methodist Church, 1140 Claremont Avenue, Ashland, Ohio 44805 or to the First Tee of Central Ohio, P.O. Box 3, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068.

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  • Visitation

    Monday, January 7th, 2019 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Monday, January 7th, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Denbow-Gasche Funeral Home
    313 Center Street
    Ashland, Ohio 44805
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    Elk Services at the conclusion of visitation
  • Funeral Services

    Monday, January 7th, 2019 | 12:00pm
    Monday, January 7th, 2019 12:00pm
    Denbow-Gasche Funeral Home
    313 Center Street
    Ashland, Ohio 44805
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Reverend Thomas Snyder


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Russ and Jodi Messner

Posted at 12:04pm
Debbie, We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. We are glad for the opportunity to know Dave. You are in our prayers, for sure.
Russ and Jodi Messner

Len & Rosemary (Frangella) Reidel

Posted at 11:52am
Debbie and family -- Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time.

Len and Rosemary (Frangella) Reidel


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Posted at 10:51am
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Posted at 08:37am
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Michael Green

Posted at 07:58am
Dave was a wonderful man with a big heart, polite, compassionate and funny. I worked many Tuesday's at Mohican Hills Golf Club with Dave, and we always had a great time. He will be sadly missed by us all. Fly high Dave, you earned your wings! ...Mikki Green

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