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 Madison, Wisconsin 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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September 29, 2017

On July 22, 2017 the William “Sonny” Simon Post 8216 dedicated the Middleton Community Veterans Tribute to the people of Middleton, Wisconsin.



MIDDLETON (WKOW) — The Middleton community has a new place to honor our local veterans.

VFW Post 8216 unveiled the new Middleton Community Veterans’ Tribute Saturday morning at Lakeview Park. The memorial was built as a thank you to those who have served our country.

Service members say it’s the perfect place to quietly honor our local heroes.

“This is a moving tribute for those who already have a deep connection to the sacrifices of military service and for them this is a place of solitude, quiet reflection, a place they can be alone with their thoughts,” says Lt. John Hall, with the U.S. Army Reserve.

You can buy a brick to pay tribute to a service member and help pay for the memorial.



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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.