Kevin Thomas Dress
- March 13, 1957 - August 11, 2012
- Indianapolis, Indiana
of Kevin's Passing
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Memories & Candles
To Kevin’s family and all of us that Kevin touched.
I’d like to share two things, first a memory and second a tradition we shared.
Kevin and I were territory sales reps with Solo Cup in early to mid 80s. From the start we hit it off and became friends. I was based out of Detroit and Kevin was out of Ft. Wayne (I think). The farthest reaches of our territories touched in Defiance Oh. Although there was no business worth chasing
Posted by: Mario Russo Jr - Johns Creek, GA - Friend for the Solo Cup days Feb 01, 2013
Dear Mary Jane,
I just found out about Kevins' passing, our thoughts and prayers are with you
and your entire family during this incrediblly sad time. We were out of town and our daughter saved the OLMC bullitins for us to read. I remember you telling
us at Edu-care about Kevins love of golf which he did often with Kyle and also
his love of cooking...I still make the shrimp recipe you gave me. We will be
sending a memorial mass to you and will remember all of you n in our prayers.
Judy & Frank Clancy
Posted by: Judy Clancy - Carmel, IN - co-worker of Mary Jane Sep 24, 2012
As I have said many times, Kevin was not only the best boss I ever had, but also a dear friend. We go way back to the Red Wing days when we worked together in Northbrook, IL and your family lived in Aurora (he used to hate making that long drive). Kevin will always have a special place in my heart and words can't express how much I will miss him. Meeting you, Ashley, Kyle, Steve, and many
Posted by: Rita O'Connor - Gurnee, IL - Friend and former Admin. Asst. Aug 25, 2012
It was with deep sadness that I learned of Kevin's passing. I worked with Kevin for approximately 17 years through Carriage House/Ralcorp and was one of the first business contacts I made outside of Dot Foods when I moved to my current position. Kevin was extremely easy to deal with professionally and so detail-oriented; however, he always made the time to visit a bit or offer words of encouragement when placing a call to me. He will be missed greatly!
Posted by: Jerri Ernest - Mt. Sterling, IL - Business Partner Aug 20, 2012
I would like to add my sincere condolences to Mary Jane, Ashley, Kyle and the rest of Kevin's family and friends.
Kevin and I really hit it off when he interviewed to join our team at Red Wing/ Carriage House. He was one of the best hires I ever made! We had such a great team and one that endured for so, so long. I enjoyed seeing Kevin and the rest of the gang at UniPro Conferences each year and
Posted by: Scott Strull - Encinitas, CA - Worked with Kevin/Friend Aug 17, 2012
Kevin was a great person to work with at Ralcorp. He always had a positive and upbeat attitude. I aways looked forward to working on projects with Kevin. His last months, he and I had many discussions about his situation. He always had a good out look - but was reserved about potential success from treatment. I was glad that I got to know Kevin - my life is richer because of it. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. Know that in our weakness - God is made strong. Faith will perserve you and lead you on.
Posted by: Jonathan Hilmer - St. Louis, MO - Co-worker Aug 16, 2012
My condolences to you and your family. I had the pleasure and privilege to work with Kevin at Carriage House over the years. A great friend and colleague. He was a great family man as he spoke of you and your children often. I think of him often and smile at the memories. I am sorry for your loss.
Posted by: David Funk - Naperville, IL - Former co-worker Aug 16, 2012
My heart aches for you and your family. Mary Beth just called to let us know what has happened. We are out if town this week or we would have certainly been there for you. We did not know that Kevin was I'll. What a gentle and kind man your husband was, you could tell that everyone liked him immediately. Please know that Stan and I are thinking of you and wish you comfort.
God bless you all.
Posted by: Stan and Carolyn Charles - Indpls, IN - Class mate Aug 16, 2012
I was saddened to hear of Kevin's passing. He inspired me with his great passion for excellence and untiring drive to accomplish whatever goals he had established to best serve the company and/or the customer. He never sacrificed personal warmth and always remained humble as he achieved one milestone after another. At work Kevin would challenge, even frustrate me in one way or another but in the end I know I was better at my job because of it. I will always be grateful to him.
Posted by: Janet Lockhart - Cleveland, OH - Co-worker Aug 15, 2012
My condolences go out to the entire Dress family. I went to grade school with Kevin and have many great memories with him; he was always a fun & positive guy to be around.
Posted by: Terry Loch - Lake Zurich, IL - Friend Aug 15, 2012