Wednesday, May 15th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at St.
Johnís Lutheran Church in Hartsburg
A second visitation will be held
one hour prior to the service on Thursday also at
10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at the church
Wendell R. Cross, 94, of Hartsburg
passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2019 at Memorial
Medical Center in Springfield.
Wendell was born on July 8, 1924 in Hartsburg, the
son of Rudolph and Pearl (Goodpastor) Cross. He
married Georgene Leesman on May 5, 1945 in Idaho.
She preceded him in death on March 23, 2004.
Wendell is survived by his three sons, Gary (Janet)
Cross of Emden, Tom (Kay) Cross of Clinton, and Rick
(Cathy) Cross of Minier; his grandchildren, Angie,
Doug, Brad, Stacy, Ryan, David, Tony, Dustin, and
Brent; and his fourteen great-grandchildren.
Wendell was a farmer in the Hartsburg
and Emden area his entire life. He proudly served
his country in The US Army Air Corps during WWII
from 1944-1946. He was also very active in many
organizations including The Hartsburg American
Legion Post #1146, The Farm Bureau, St. Johnís
Brotherhood, he and served as Secretary of Hartsburg
Grain for many years. He was an avid St. Louis
Cardinals and Illinois State Athletics fan.
Services for Wendell will be held at
10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at St. Johnís
Lutheran Church in Hartsburg with a visitation one
hour prior to the service. An evening visitation
will take place from 5:00-7:00pm on Wednesday, May
15, 2019 also at the church. Burial will follow the
services at Hartsburg Union Cemetery in Hartsburg.
Memorial donations may be made in Wendellís name to
St. Johnís Lutheran Church or St. Jude Childrenís
Services have been entrusted to
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln.
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