August 4, 1936 - April 19, 2017
Frances “Fran” Cresswell, 80, of Arena passed away on Wednesday April 19th, 2017 at Greenway Manor Nursing Home in Spring Green. She was born on August 4th, 1936 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin the daughter of Carroll and Minnie (Brand) Cresswell. Fran graduated from the Arena High School in 1954. She spent most of her adult life as a nurse at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and she was the primary caregiver for her twin sister, Katherine who passed away in 2014. Fran also spent a lot of time doing crafts; she owned Country Cottage Craft Shop located on Hwy 14 in Arena. She always took special care of her flowers, gardens and the outside of her house. Survivors include; sisters, Evelyn Kaiser of Viroqua and Christine Freedman of Madison; 16 nieces and nephews; other relatives, friends and special friends and longtime neighbors Kenny and RoxAnne Amble. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother’s Carroll and Ronald Cresswell; a nephew Ronnie Cresswell Jr., sister’s Joan James and Katherine Ramharter; brothers-in-law Wally Kaiser and Melvin James, sister-in-law Karen Cresswell. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, April 24th, 2017 at the Arena Cemetery. Special thanks to Greenway Manor for the exceptional care given to Fran. Online Condolences available at www.staffordfuneralhomes.com. The Richardson-Stafford Funeral Home in Spring Green is assisting the family with arrangements.