David F. "Hobe" Kress, age 83, of Jasper, Indiana, passed away at 1:20 p.m. on Saturday, December 19, 2020, in Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper, Indiana.
Dave was born in Jasper, Indiana, on July 27, 1937, to Thomas and Marguerite (Melchoir) Kress. He was raised by his father, Thomas and his stepmother, Wilmenia Weisheit. He married Marilyn Kreilein on June 8, 1963, in St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Jasper, Indiana. She preceded him in death on December 22, 2018.
Dave was a 1955 graduate of Jasper High School and a United States Air Force Veteran.
He was production manager at Forest Products in Jasper, where he retired after 45 years.
He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Jasper, American Legion Post #147, and the Jasper K of C.
He enjoyed dancing, working outside, especially landscaping, watching birds, listening to the radio, especially WITZ, popping popcorn, camping, and spending time with family and friends.
Surviving are one daughter, Maria Duncan, Jasper, IN, two sons, Kurt Kress (John O'Grady), Playa del Carmen, MX, Jason (Giah) Kress, Hendersonville TN, six grandchildren, Kody Kress, Noah Kress-Jones, Canyon Duncan, Drake Lee, Brennan Kress, Ethan Kress, two great granddaughters, Kyley Kress and Karilyn Ross Kress, and one brother, Richard Kress, Aurora, CO.
Preceding him in death besides his wife, are three brothers, Thomas Kress Jr., and Charles and Lawrence Weisheit.
A Mass of Christian Burial for David F. "Hobe" Kress will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 23, 2021, in Holy Family Catholic Church with burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery in Jasper, Indiana. The American Legion Post #147 will conduct military grave site rights.
A visitation will be held from 2:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 22, 2021, at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper, Indiana, and one hour before services from 9:00-10:00 a.m. at the church on Friday. Holy Family Parish will pray a rosary at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home on Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the wishes of the family or to a favorite charity.
Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com.