Cress Funeral & Cremation Service | Madison, WI

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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 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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Giving Back in Our Community

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Alzheimers' disease affects many in the Dane County area. To help support those suffering from alzheimers', as well as their families, Tawny Martinez and Jennifer Heimdahl of Cress Funeral Service presented a donation to Hanna Van of the Alzheimers' Association.
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Scott Kundinger and Desiree Paananen surprised the staff at Gilda's Club today with a generous donation to support them with programs and services.

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Recently, Scott Kundinger of Cress presented Keith VanLanduyt of Oakwood Village a generous donation to support their continuing programs for the residents living in the Oakwood Communities.

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Cress made a donation to the Badger Honor Flight Program to provide the opportunity for veterans to have the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C. Cress strongly continues to support veterans for all they have given for our freedom. 

Presenting the donation from Cress to Dan Schuette of Badger Honor Flight are Mike Wells, Harvey Winn, and Scott Kundinger.

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“As we continue to support our community, recently Cress made a donation to the Ronald McDonald Charity House to assist them with programs assisting families. Jennifer Heimdahl, Funeral Director at Cress, presented a generous donation to Deborah Still, Director of Development, RMCH-Madison. Jennifer’s family and some of her close family friends have both benefited from the services of RMHC and she appreciated the opportunity to present the donation.”
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Jessica Pharo and Dan Plitzuweit from Cress Funeral Home in McFarland delivered a donation to Sue Steinmetz, one of the managers of the McFarland Food Pantry.

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Jessica Pharo and Dan Plitzuweit from our Cress Stoughton location presented a donation to the Stoughton United Methodist food pantry to assist with the growing need for resources. Pictured left to right are staff members Jo Doyle, Jeanne Schwass-Long (receiving check), Tom Olson, Ruth Lawton, Pam Dunkel, Virginia Lunde.

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Cress feels very strongly about supporting our veterans. Legion Post #360 in Waunakee has been our partner at many graveside ceremonies for their deceased comrades. Harvey Winn is shown presenting a donation to Jim Steffenhagen and Phil Knudsvig for Legion Post #360, to assist them in supporting local veterans.

Cress Funeral & Cremation Service creates personalized funeral & cremation services in Wisconsin. A funeral service can be one of the most difficult decisions for a family to make. It's important that they find someone who will provide them with solace and support when it matters the most to minimize their pain during this time. Our caring team has been arranging tributes since 1868. They are sensitive to the needs of each family and strive for meaningful tributes that families deserve. We offer dignified funeral home and cremation services in MadisonSun Prairie, and Middleton, WI. Contact us! 

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