Annette (Weissbeck) Kresie, 101, passed away Monday, August 1, 2022. She was born May 18, 1921, in Collyer, Kansas, the daughter of Joseph and Barbara (Dreiling) Weissbeck. She graduated from Meriden High School in 1939 and received her bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University in Home Economics and Education in 1948. During her college years she also served in the WAC (Women’s Army Corps) for two years.
She taught 37+ years, with most of those years at Topeka High School. Annette enjoyed cooking, sewing, and collecting cookbooks. In her later years, she loved to travel and worked on her family genealogy.
Annette married Donald Frank Kresie in August of 1957. He passed away August 31, 2013.
Survivors include children, Dr. Randall John Kresie and Wife Dr. Debbie Field-Kresie (Topeka), Karen Kay Follett and husband Kevin (Ft. Collins, Colorado); grandchildren, Katherine Boelé and husband Jeff and their children James, John, and Joshua (Longmont, Colorado), Scott Kresie and wife Taylor and their children Lily, Sadie, Molly, and Bailey (Meriden, Kansas), Kelsey Schnoor and husband Eli, their children, Oliver and Zoë (Ft. Collins, Colorado), Dr. Elizabeth Dempsey and husband Wes (Prairie Village, Kansas), Kirsten Martin and husband Warren (Ft. Collins, Colorado); sisters, Mary Jane Murray (Leawood, Kansas), and Karen Matthews (Topeka, Kansas).
Annette was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers, and three sisters; Helen Weissbeck, Adelaide Penn, Edward Weissbeck, Colette Peyton, Norbert Weissbeck, Robert Weissbeck, Donald Weissbeck, and Eugene Weissbeck.
The family will receive friends from 10:00am to 11:00am, Tuesday, August 16, 2022, at Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home, 800 SW 6th Ave. Topeka, KS 66603, followed by funeral services at 11:00am. Burial will take place at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Topeka, Kansas.
Memorial contributions can be made to The Basilica of St. Fidelis “Cathedral of the Plains” for church renovations in Victoria, Kansas, sent in care of the funeral home. Her Dreiling ancestors helped build and establish this church.
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