Earlier this week it was announced that Dr. Wilmont R. Kreis, a local orthopedic surgeon, died after a short illness on Sunday, August 11th, and memorial services have now been announced. The family will receive visitors on Monday, August 19th in the Abbey Room of the Doubletree Hotel from 4-7 p.m. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Doubletree followed by a reception from 4-6 p.m. Dr. Kreis is survived by his wife, Susan, and two adult children, Jennifer and Jeremy, a brother and sister, 3 sisters-in-law, a brother-in-law, several nieces and nephews, and many lifelong friends.
Those wishing to make a donation in Dr. Kreis’s name are asked to consider the Biomedical STEAM program at Port Huron High School, The Community Foundation of St. Clair County, or the Blue Water YMCA. Dr. Kreis, originally from St. Clair Shores, moved to Port Huron in 1976 and co-founded Orthopedic Associates in 1983. Dr. Kreis enjoyed working with local charities that enabled physically challenged children from Haiti undergo orthopedic reconstruction surgery in the United States. He has also authored several books.