Cress Cole Younker, 55, Wellington: Nov. 3, 1950 – Feb. 26, 2016

first_imgCress C. YounkerCress Colt Younker, age 55, of Wellington, died Friday, February 26, 2016 at his home.  He was a carpenter and had been a Wellington resident for the past 25 years.Cress Colt Younker was born on November 3, 1960 in Keosauqua, IA to Cress Dwight Younker and Shirley (Pryor) Younker.Cress married Leslee JoAnne Lira on December 5, 1986 in Great Bend, KS.He was preceded in death by his parents; father-in-law, Manuel Lira; grandmothers, Virginia Wilson and Rosie Perez; and son-in-law, Christopher McDonald Lira.Survivors include his wife, Leslee JoAnne Younker of Wellington; two sons, Cory Lira of Wellington and Dustin Murray and his wife Rachael of Andover, KS; two daughters, Kristee Bernd and her husband Chris and Mistee Lira both of Wellington; two sisters, Ellie Schultz of Wellington and Jane Ann Roth of Mt. Pleasant, IA; mother-in-law, Glenda Lira of Wellington; sister-in-law, Tami Reeves and her husband Bill of Great Bend, KS; brother-in-law, Timothy Lira, Sr. and his wife Jennifer of Wichita; God Daughter, Alex Zavala; 14 grandchildren, Dylan, Alexis, Ayden, Chelsee, Jakob, Logan, Sammee, Kallee, Emilee, Trevor, Boston, Bristel, Dalton, and McKenna; and numerous nieces and nephews.Rosary will be held on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 7 p.m. at St. Anthony – St. Rose Catholic Church.Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Anthony – St Rose Catholic Church on Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 11 a.m.  Father Hung Pham will officiate.  Interment will follow the service at Prairie Lawn Cemetery.Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.A memorial has been established with the Bryce Day Memorial Fund in lieu of flowers.     Contributions can be left at the funeral home.Frank Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.To leave condolences or sign our guest book, please visit our website at www.frankfuneralhome.netlast_img read more