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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American Heroes

May 26, 2016

Speedway flags photo 1 AMERICAN HEROES

Memorial Day is Monday, May 30th.  Many of us will be enjoying the weekend with a brat or burger and spending time with friends and family over the grill.  The cookouts and great food, along with the time with family and friends are part of what makes the Memorial Day weekend special. 

The other part, of course, is about honoring this nation’s fallen heroes. We are able to live in the greatest country on earth because of these heroic men and women. From the early battlefields of the Revolutionary War, to the deserts of Iraq and Afghanistan, countless men and women have laid down their lives to protect our freedoms. All have their own stories. They were mothers and fathers, sons and daughters, husbands and wives, granddaughter and grandson, friends and co-workers. While their stories may have been cut short on the fields of battle, the legacy they leave behind serves as an eternal tribute to them.

As you enjoy your Memorial Day weekend, take some time to drive through a local cemetery. In these sacred grounds, you will see the final resting places of our American heroes. You won’t have to look hard, simply keep an eye out for the American Flags that mark the spot. These flags are placed in tribute to speak what words alone cannot. In that sacred space, you will also be a witness to their stories. Stories of loved ones no longer with us, but heroes whose stories will continue to speak to us so long as we keep their memory alive.

“To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.”           ~ Thomas Campbell ~            

This year and every year, Cress is humbled and honored to memorialize and care for Veterans and their families. Their stories speak to us and move us.  We are forever thankful to them for their unique sacrifices.

The Cress Family and Staff

Written by, Justin Panske     Cress Funeral Director and Certified Celebrant




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.

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.

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.