Each of the staff members at Cypress Pointe Cremation is committed to providing your family with the finest in personal care. In fact, for years, it’s been comforting for area families to know that we are available to help at any time of the day or night.
When a loved one dies, all you need to do is make one phone call. From that moment on, we’ll take on the responsibilities of the physical care of your loved one, and the emotional care of those left behind.
Please take a few minutes to get to know our staff. We’re sure you’ll find each of us to be all that you would hope for in a trusted funeral professional.
As the owner of Cypress Pointe Cremation, Joe is proud to be the licensed funeral director responsible for handling every aspect of the death of your loved one. From the removal at the time of death to the actual operation of the crematory, or directing of the funeral and burial, Cypress Pointe Cremation offers you peace of mind that all of your wishes will be overseen by Joe and by Joe, only.
Joe was raised in Germantown, Illinois. He is a 1981 graduate of Mater Dei Catholic High School in Breese, IL, a 1985 graduate of Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, and a 1988 graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Chicago. Joe is the former owner of Pletcher Funeral Home in Edwardsville and the current owner of Kalmer Memorial Services, a full service funeral home and crematory located in St Louis, MO. He is a 3rd and 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus, and enjoys playing the drums, boating, golf, and following the activities of his family.
Cheryl was raised in Carlyle, Illinois. She graduated from Mater Dei Catholic High School in Breese and Kaskaskia College in Centralia, Illinois with a degree in Early Childcare Education. She is the founder and former owner/operator of Kids Club Child Development Center in Edwardsville, Illinois. After retiring from her business, she was hired as an Administrative Assistant at St. Boniface Catholic School in Edwardsville, IL. She now employs these skills Cypress Pointe Cremation.
Joseph G. Kalmer, LFD/E
Professional, reasonable and no sales pressure
- Lisa Taras. 0/29/2020
I can't thank Nancy enough for everything she has done for my family. She made this a very smooth process and answered all of my questions.
- Katharine Griffin. 9/2/2019
We can't say enough about Cypress Pointe. Working with Joe was everything we wanted from the beginning to the end of the process. He thoroughly explained the process and cost and was compassionate in understanding the loss our family just suffered. The facility was first class and provides families a nice private viewing area. The service was very professional and the costs were very reasonable. We highly recommend Cyrpress Pointe. I called several facilities and this was an easy decision. Ryan E.
- Ryan Elijah. 6/28/2018
I can't say enough kind words. I am so please with the kindness, attention to detail and character of Joe and Nancy. Circumstances were such that we had to choose the most economical / basic option but Joe and Nancy went above and beyond and exceeded our expectations, even obliging a special request. We were treated as if we were five star. I believe this is a testament to the values and ethics of the organization. Thank you for being people of principle and treating our loved one as if she was yours.
- Lisa Schuler. 2/20/2016
For being over 2,000 miles away and finding out my mother had pasted away, try to take care of things were very difficult. I searched many funeral homes and only got one call back, and it was from American Cremation. I'm very pleased with the service, everyone was very professional as well as polite, and made my first experience pleasant and as stress free as possible.
So thank you!
Tina from Oregon.