Violet A. Jennings

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Violet Ann (Kress) Jennings, 69, of Dubuque, passed away on, Thursday, March 10, 2022 at Luther Manor Care Center in Dubuque.

Funeral services will be 11:30 a.m., Saturday, March 19, at St. John Lutheran Church in Bellevue. Family will greet friends 10 a.m. until service time at the church.

Burial will be in St. John Lutheran Cemetery. 

Hachmann-Mier Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Bellevue was in charge of arrangements.

Violet was born Nov. 17, 1952, in Guttenberg, the daughter of Edmund and Laura (Johnston) Kress. She graduated from Guttenberg High School in 1971 as class Salutatorian. Vi was part owner of Jennings Agri-Center, and worked there for many years. She worked at Seedorff Masonry in Strawberry Point, for a short time. She loved to water ski, especially slalom skiing. She was an excellent seamstress, loved to travel and enjoyed cooking for everyone. Vi enjoyed her sweets, especially rhubarb pie, and anything from Dairy Queen. Vi enjoyed the outdoors while camping, fishing, and mushroom hunting. She enjoyed listening to music and her favorite musician, Blake Shelton. Family and friends meant the world to her. She enjoyed their visits, especially the hugs and kisses. Vi was a loving mother of Shiloh and Tiffany and welcomed her younger brother Ed (Junior) to her home and family through his teen years.

She is survived by her children, Tiffany Helmrichs and Shiloh (Angie) Jennings; siblings, Wanda Kress, Don Kress, Sue Kress, Bob Kress, Linda Hertenstein, Rosaleta (Lynn) Heins, and Kathy (Kyle) Wander; sisters-in-law, Rita Kress and Renee Kress; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Violet was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Carl Kress, Wayne Kress, Willie (Susan) Kress, Carol Latson, and Ed Kress, Jr.; and a niece, Lindsey Steward.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Violet’s memory.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

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