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John Joseph Cress

July 20, 1940 ~ October 26, 2022 (age 82) 82 Years Old
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John Joseph Cress, 82, of Peru, passed away on Wednesday,  October 26, 2022 at Dukes Memorial Hospital.

John was born in Peru, Indiana on July 20, 1940 to Cecil B. and Isa B. (See) Cress. Shortly after John graduated high school in 1958, he joined the United States Navy, where he proudly served his country until his retirement in May of 1981. In his spare time, he thoroughly enjoyed doing yard work.

John is survived by a son, John Joseph Cress Jr. and several other children and grandchildren; as well as a brother, Jerry Cress, of Peru, Indiana, and sisters Joyce Degunya,  also of Peru, Indiana and Carol Snyder of Michigan.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sons, Patrick Proctor and Jack Cress, one daughter Helena Cress and two brothers, James J. “Jim” Cress and Bud Cress.

Visitation will be held on Monday, October 31, 2022 from 10:00-11:00am at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, 105 West Third Street, Peru, Indiana.  A funeral service will follow at 11:00am with Pastor Mark Elliott and Pastor Tony Winter officiating.  Burial will take place at Ever-Rest Memorial Park Cemetery in Logansport, Indiana. Military service will be provided by the Miami County Military Rites Team.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Church of the Nazarene  Food Pantry, 331 West Sixth Street, Peru, Indiana.

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October 31, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home
105 West Third Street
Peru, IN 46970

Funeral Service
October 31, 2022

11:00 AM
Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home
105 West Third Street
Peru, IN 46970


First Church of the Nazarene
331 West Sixth Street, Peru IN 46970
Tel: 1-765-472-1468


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