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Jerome F. Cress

August 16, 1942 ~ October 3, 2020 (age 78)

Obituary

Jerome F. Cress, age 78 of Clear Lake, WI, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at his home.  

Jerome Francis Cress was born on August 16, 1942 in Forest Township, St. Croix County, WI the son of James & Wilma (Humpal) Cress.  He grew up in the Clear Lake area and graduated  from Clear Lake High School in 1960.  After graduating, Jerome was drafted into the US Army, served in Germany and was  honorably discharged in 1963.  After his military service, Jerome went to work at the John Morrell meat packaging plant in South St. Paul for many years.    He was married to Veine Bown on October 24, 1981 at the Clear Lake VFW and    together they raised 3 sons, Mike, Ed, & Eric.  After leaving his job in meat processing, Jerome worked on various local farms,  also as a drywall  contractor in New Richmond, WI and for a short time at the casino in Turtle Lake.     In his spare time, Jerome enjoyed horses, having coffee with friends, and watching  and feeding the birds at the Clear Lake Park .  He was a huge fan of Elvis Presley and John Wayne, and especially loved spending time with his grandchildren.  He will be sorely missed by his family and friends. 

Jerome  is preceded in death by his wife; Veine;  parents, James & Wilma Cress;  grandson, Beau Cress; & brother, Carl Cress.

 

He is survived by

Sons

Mike (Robin) Cress  -  Cameron, WI

Ed Cress -  Hudson, WI

Eric (Sam) Cress  -  Ham Lake, MN

Grandchildren

Aaron, Alethea & Ethan  Cress  -  Cameron, WI

Ashley, McKinzie & Leatha Cress  -  Ham Lake, MN

Brother & Sisters in Law

Jim (Sandy) Cress  -  Emerald, WI

Dawn Cress  -  Emerald, WI

2 Great Grandchildren

Other Family and Friends. 

There will be a Celebration of Life Gathering on Saturday, October 10, 2020 from 1-4 pm at the Clear Lake Park Pavilion  with Military Honors there at 2 pm. 

A Private Family Interment will be at the New Post Cemetery in Sawyer County, WI at a later date.

 

Scheuermann Funeral Home and Cremation Services are handling the arrangements.

www.clearlakefuneralhome.com

 

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Services

Celebration of Life
Saturday
October 10, 2020

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Clear Lake Park Pavilion

Military Honors
Saturday
October 10, 2020

2:00 PM
Clear Lake Park Pavilion

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