Services Scheduled for David F. “Hobe” Kress, 83, Jasper

Funeral arrangements have been scheduled for David F. “Hobe” Kress, 83, of Jasper, who died December 19, 2020.

The arrangements, delayed because of the pandemic, include visitation from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 22, at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper and from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, July 23,  at Holy Family Catholic Church in Jasper. Members of Holy Family Church will lead a rosary at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, July 22, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to the wishes of the family or to a favorite charity. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 23, at the church with burial following in Fairview Cemetery. American Legion Post 147 will conduct military graveside rites.

Dave was born in Jasper July 27, 1937, to Thomas and Marguerite (Melchoir) Kress. He was raised by his father, Thomas Kress, and his stepmother, Wilmenia Weisheit. He married Marilyn Kreilein June 8, 1963, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper. She died December 22, 2018.

He was a 1955 graduate of Jasper High School and a U.S. Air Force veteran. He was production manager at Forest Products in Jasper, where he retired after 45 years of employment. He was a member of Holy Family Church, American Legion Post 147, and the Jasper Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed dancing, working outside, especially landscaping, bird watching, listening to the radio, popping popcorn, camping, and spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by one daughter, Maria Duncan, Jasper; two sons, Kurt Kress (John O’Grady), Playa del Carmen, Mexico, and Jason Kress and wife Giah, Hendersonville, Tennessee; six grandchildren, Noah Kress-Jones, Kody, Brennan, and Ethan Kress, Canyon Duncan, and Drake Lee; two great-granddaughters, Kyley Kress and Karilyn Ross Kress; and one brother, Richard Kress, Aurora, Colorado.

In addition to his parents, stepmother, and wife, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Thomas Kress, Jr., and Charles and Lawrence Weisheit.

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