Brenda L. Kress, 67, Jasper

Brenda L. Kress, 67, of Jasper, died Thursday (October 12) at her home. She was born in Vincennes October 22, 1949, to Robert and Betty (Dilley) Smith.

Brenda worked at Kimball International for 18 years and in quality control at Jasper Rubber for seven years. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Jasper, a member of the St. Joseph choir, and the American Legion Post #147 Auxiliary. She loved animals, attending musicals, and spending time with family and friends.

She is survived by three daughters, Andrea Bunnett, Henderson, Nevada, and Leslie Sturm and husband Scott and Lisa Werner and husband Todd, all of Jasper; one son, Joseph Kress and wife Erica, Jasper; seven grandchildren; her mother, Betty Smith, Jasper; and three sisters, Nila Howard and husband Butch, Columbus, Linda O’Connell and husband Michael, Springville, and Sylvia Smith, Jasper.

She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Smith.

Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Monday at Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Joseph Church Choir, the Dubois County Humane Society, or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be shared at A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Church with burial following in Fairview Cemetery.

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