Carl J. Cress

Born: Sat., Oct. 12, 1946
Died: Thu., Dec. 28, 2017


3:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Mon., Jan. 01, 2018
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Tue., Jan. 02, 2018
Location: United Covenant Church

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., Jan. 02, 2018
Location: United Covenant Church

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Carlton “Carl” J. Cress, age 71 of Emerald, WI, died unexpectedly on Thursday, December 28, 2017 surrounded by his family, at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, MN.  

Carlton “Carl” Joseph Cress was born on October 12, 1946, in Amery, WI, the son of James & Wilma (Humpal) Cress.  He was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Catholic Church in Clear Lake, WI and graduated from Clear Lake High School in 1964.   After graduation, he attended Dunwoody Institute in Minneapolis, MN and went on to work at Minneapolis Sheet Metal Works for 30 years, retiring in 1997.  Carl was married to Dawn Tellijohn on September 30, 1972 at St. John’s Catholic Church and together they raised 3 children, Melanie, Michael, and Stephanie.   During his retirement, Carl worked as a handyman until the time of his death.  In his spare time he enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time at his cabin near Spooner.  Carl was also active in snowmobiling and was president of the Forest Brush Beaters Snowmobile Club for 30+ years.  He also loved trap shooting, where he and Dawn were members of the Amery Gun Club.  Carl also served on the Forest town board for 24 years and on the Clear Lake Ambulance Board.  He was currently a member of the United Methodist Church in Clear Lake.  Carl will be missed greatly by his family and many friends.  

He is preceded in death by his parents, James & Wilma Cress; Grandson, Levi John Cress; Father in Law, Gordon Tellijohn;  Sisters in Law, Danette Tellijohn & Venie Cress
Survived by
Dawn Cress  -  Emerald, WI

Daughters & Son
Melanie (Bryan) Kofal  -  Hammond, WI
Michael (Jodi) Cress  -  Clear Lake, WI
Stephanie (Arnold) Talatala  -  Maple Grove, MN

Tyler Cress, Addison Kofal, Torii Talatala, Carli Cress, Brynn Kofal, Cameron Talatala

James (Sandy) Cress  -  Emerald, WI
Jerry Cress  -  Clear Lake, WI

Mother in Law
Charlotte Tellijohn – Amery, WI

Phyllis Humpal  -  Deer Park, WI

Many nieces, nephews, family & friends.

Funeral Service at 11 am, on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at St. John the United Covenant Church in Clear Lake, WI.

Visitation on Monday, January 1, 2018 from 3 - 6 pm at the United Covenant Church in Clear Lake and one hour before the service on Tuesday at the church.

Clergy - Pastor John Hazen     Music  - John & Sarah Bingea, Mark Anderson

Casket Bearers  - Jim Witthoft, Jim White, Brad Paulson, Mark Tellijohn, Jerry Steinberger, Bill Cress

Interment at the Cylon Cemetery in Cylon Township, WI.

Scheuermann Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Clear Lake handled the arrangements.

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Sarah Hillstead
   Posted Fri December 29, 2017
I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family during this time of loss.

Irving and Lisa Loughlin
   Posted Fri December 29, 2017
So sorry to hear, our thoughts are with you and your family... Lisa

The Paschke Family
   Posted Fri December 29, 2017
Dear Melanie, Brian & family,

Melanie, We are so sorry to hear about the passing your father. May your wonderful memories of him help bring you through this most difficult time. Our heartfelt condolences to you and your entire family. Take care.

Belle Lee
   Posted Sun December 31, 2017
Very sorry for your loss. Prayers sent to you and your family.

Robin Falde
   Posted Wed January 03, 2018
Melanie and family - We're so very sorry to hear of the passing of your father. Cherish the memories and take comfort in each other. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Robin and Taylor

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