Jack Lloyd Cress

June 3, 1969 ~ July 8, 2022 (age 53)


Jack Lloyd Cress, 53, Peru, passed away at 6:11 p.m. on Friday, July 8, 2022, at his residence.

Born June 3, 1969, in California, he was the son of John Joseph and Ellen Mae (Miller) Cress.  On December 30, 1998, in Peru, Indiana, he was married to Lisa M. Howell, and she survives.

Jack graduated from high school in Joplin, Missouri.  He was a restoration contractor and worked for Service Master in Marion, Indiana and had served in the National Guard.  He loved hunting and sports, especially watching and playing disc golf, hunting, billiards, basketball, and softball.  

Survivors include his wife, Lisa M. Cress, Peru; two sons, Nicholas L. Cress (fiancé, Jaeden Brown), Peru; and Michael Pitman, Peru; an expected grandson, Samuel Jack Cress; father, John J. Cress, Peru; seven siblings, Gail Jennings (Ronnie), Stella Garza (Ray), Carol Smith (George), Ellen Kay Newman (Dale Price), Robbie Lomicka (Bert), Jimmy Newman (late wife, Kathy), and his twin brother, George Cress; father-in-law, Danny Howell, Peru; mother-in-law, Carla (Ludwig) Russell, Chili;  sister-in-law, Karen (Darroll) Dickerson, Denver; and two brothers-in-law, Steve (Cassandra) Howell, Chili; and Kyle Howell, Wabash; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, and two siblings, Robert Newman and Linda Newman.

A Celebration of Life will be at 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 16, 2022, at Bellar's Silos 1253 Eel River Cemetery Road North Peru, IN  46970.

McClain Funeral Home, Denver, has been entrusted with arrangements.  Condolences can be sent online at 

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