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Wendell R. Cross

July 8, 1924 May 12, 2019
Wendell R. Cross
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Obituary for Wendell R. Cross

HARTSBURG - Wendell R. Cross, 94, of Hartsburg passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2019 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL.

Wendell was born on July 8, 1924 in Hartsburg, IL 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. John’s Brotherhood, 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 10:30am on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Hartsburg, IL 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, IL. Memorial donations may be made in Wendell’s name to St. John’s Lutheran Church or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Services have been entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln.


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