Peter V. Cress, 89, passed away peacefully from natural causes, October 21, 2020, at the Pleasant View Nursing in Phillips, WI. He was born to Victor and Myrtle (Jones) Cress on August 28, 1931 in Phillips.
He had many occupations throughout his life, Sheet Metal Fabricator, Delivery Truck Driver, Carpenter/Cabinet Maker and Owner/Operator of Cress Floral and Greenhouses in Phillips and Park Falls. He loved to spend time with his wife, Nancy. Early morning walks on the streets of Phillips and coffee with his friends at the cafes. Pete liked fishing with the grandchildren, gardening, woodworking and trying to shoot a buck in November. He came to know Jesus as his personal savior and was a member of the First Baptist Church, Phillips, Wisconsin.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Nancy Cress; sons, Jon (Karen) Cress of Kenai, Alaska, Steve (Chris) Cress of Rhinelander WI, grandchildren Heather (Jim) Pond, Erin (Matt) Sharp, Andrea Cress, Jesse (Sarah) Cress, Johanna (William) Broussard, James (Margret) Cress, Jedidiah (Bradi) Cress, Joshua (Devin) Cress, Jenna (Daniel) Echols, Jemima Cress, Jeremiah (Caley) Cress, Josiah Cress; great grandchildren, Lexi Pond, Tyler Sharp, Auden Cress, Brahm Cress, Tate Broussard, Elliot Cress, Caelis Cress, Jules Broussard, Daysa Cress, Jaxton Cress, Karsen Broussard, Willow Cress, Orson Cress, Parker Cress, Atlas Cress, Rowen Cress and Solomon Cress.
He was preceded in death by his parents, nine siblings, and two great-grandchildren.
Heindl-Nimsgern Funeral Home is assisting the family.
A Celebration of Life and Memorial Service for Peter Victor Cress will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 24th, 2021, at the First Baptist Church, 426 Flambeau Ave, Phillips, WI 54555. All Welcome. Cake and coffee reception will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that donations be made to: Samaritans Purse, www.samaritanspurse.org, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607; or First Baptist Church, Phillips, WI 54555.