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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October 17, 2018

Cress Funeral Service is proud to introduce you to a very interesting staff person, Funeral Director Apprentice, Jordan Tyjeski, also a World Class competitor!

What interesting lives and stories people have to tell.  Jordan competed at the World Championship of Kettlebell Lifting 2018 , winning three gold medals representing the United States!  The competition was at the Daugavpils Olympic Center in Daugavpils, Latvia, a country along the Baltic Sea, Daugavpils, being a city about 500 miles west of Russia.

Kettlebell sport lifting is a repetitive weight lifting sport performed with kettlebells in a given period of time.  Competitive kettlebell lifting has a long history in Russia and Eastern Europe, but developed as an organized sport under the name kettlebell lifting during the 1960’s.

We are proud to embrace our world class staff person, Jordan Tyjeski, who has embodied hard work, passion and compassion as a young person growing up in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.  Now, as she begins to serve families in our care, Cress Funeral & Cremation Service, she hopes to support and help families in the Madison and Dane County area who are in the midst of or preparing for, a time of loss and hardship.

CONGRATULATIONS JORDAN TYJESKI on all that you have accomplished!




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.

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.

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.

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.

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.