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Sioux City

Stella Maria Kreekos, 105, of Sioux City, fell asleep in the Lord Sunday, May 13, 2018.

Service will be 10 a.m. Friday at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. Father Lucas Rice will officiate. Visitation will be 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, with a Trisagion service at 6:30 p.m. at the church. The family requests that you wear Sunday church attire to Stella's funeral. Arrangements are under the direction of Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel. Online condolences may be directed to www.meyerbroschapels.com.

Stella was born on May 2, 1913, in Nithavris Crete, Greece, to Maria (Alevizakis) and Georgios Pattakos. On July 10, 1936, she married George N. Kreekos, and the couple migrated to America from Greece in 1938.

Stella was one of the original families of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Sioux City, which is celebrating its 100th Anniversary on May 20, 2018. She was also a member of Philoptochos, Daughter of Penelope, and the Cretan Club. She was a longtime volunteer, helping with the cooking and baking at the bazaars and festivals. In 1994, Stella received the Most Valuable Dude Award at BONANZA by living the BONANZA mission statement and showing her willingness to do whatever it takes to ensure every guest comes back to BONANZA, again and again.

She is survived by her son, Dr. Michael (Liz) Kreekos, of Omaha; three grandchildren, Anastasia (Anastasios) Tsatsakis, Stefania (Konstantinos) Maiakis, and Athanasia (Jason) Crowley; and four great-grandchildren, Christianos, Stelianos, Blake, and Victoria.

Stella was preceded in death by her beloved husband, George; her parents; and her seven siblings from Greece.

Memorials may be directed to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church Renovation Fund, Attn: Fotini, 900 Sixth Street, Sioux City, IA 51101.

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