Staff

Our dedicated staff are here to provide support, compassion, and information to help you through your journey of grief and the celebration of your loved one’s life.

Staff members of Cranston Family Funeral Home are caring and experienced professionals who understand that each family is unique and has personal requests and traditions. At a time when things may seem uncertain, we understand that comfort and trust are of the utmost importance, and will be there when you need us.


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Jeremy Cranston Funeral Director/Owner

Jeremy is originally from Deep River, IA. He grew up on a family farm and later attended Iowa State University where he graduated with a degree in Elementary Education. Jeremy taught third grade for several years before returning to help on the family farm and work for a local carpenter. After several years he followed his desire to be a funeral director and graduated from Des Moines Area Community College with an Advanced Diploma in Mortuary Science. Jeremy is looking forward to the opportunity to serve the families of Fairfield, Eldon, Batavia, and the surrounding area. Jeremy's wife, Jamie, currently works for the Area Education Agency and is pursuing her doctorate at Drake University.  Jeremy and Jamie are the proud parents to their eight year old daughter Ireland. 

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Shelley Shelangoski Funeral Assistant

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Marvin Story Funeral Assistant

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Katie Jones Funeral Assistant

Jeremy Cranston

Funeral Director/Owner
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Jeremy is originally from Deep River, IA. He grew up on a family farm and later attended Iowa State University where he graduated with a degree in Elementary Education. Jeremy taught third grade for several years before returning to help on the family farm and work for a local carpenter. After several years he followed his desire to be a funeral director and graduated from Des Moines Area Community College with an Advanced Diploma in Mortuary Science. Jeremy is looking forward to the opportunity to serve the families of Fairfield, Eldon, Batavia, and the surrounding area. Jeremy's wife, Jamie, currently works for the Area Education Agency and is pursuing her doctorate at Drake University.  Jeremy and Jamie are the proud parents to their eight year old daughter Ireland. 

Shelley Shelangoski

Funeral Assistant
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Marvin Story

Funeral Assistant
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Katie Jones

Funeral Assistant
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