Cress Funeral & Cremation

Humbly, we believe Cress has a unique responsibility to honor the dignity of the deceased, to aid and counsel the family in time of grief, to encourage remembrance with each family within its own traditions, culture and financial means.

As a family owned company with a long legacy of helping and supporting family and friends experiencing bereavement, we understand that a family needs someone to turn to in a moment’s notice. Someone who truly cares and has the ability and resources to offer exemplary services. Many things have changed since our beginning in 1869, but what hasn’t changed is our commitment to being here every step of the way for the bereaved in our communities when they need us most.

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Cress Advance Planning Lunch ‘N Learn

July 15, 2014

Behind the Cress commitment is a passion to learn, to inform, and to collaborate with our community.  Our outreach includes YOU…

In July, we are hosting several educational events about The Importance and Value of Advance Funeral Planning.  Come and learn with us!

Let us show you how to make the hardest day a little easier by joining us for a Free Meal and Learning Opportunity!  Seating is limited so make a reservation today.  Remember to  invite a friend!

Thursday, July 24th, 11:00 am  or  Wednesday, July 30th, 11:00am 

West Madison Cress Center6021 University Avenue 

Please RSVP to 608-238-8406


Wednesday, July 23rd, 11:00am

at Waunakee Rex’s Innkeeper, 301 N. Century Avenue 

Please RSVP to 608-249-6666

Looking forward to seeing you!



You made our time somehow manageable, with efficiency, professionalism, and a deep sense of ethics. I keep telling people that I have a funeral director to recommend.

Thank you so much for the excellent care you took in handling the funeral arrangements for Earl. Your attention to every detail was so personal to us.

David’s passing was a shock to all of us. In a state of confusion you helped us bring peace, honor and respect to David.

From the moment you extended your hand and lovely smile to our grieving mom and sister until the final hug after Jeff’s funeral we knew you were special.

We are having difficulty expressing our gratitude but please know we are so overwhelmed with the service you provided us in this time of need.

Thank you for all your idea’s and making our wants come true for George’s memorial service. I will be sure and let others know of the kindness of you & Cress Funeral Home.