Mary M. Cross
June 8, 1934 — April 18, 2015 

Mary M. Cross (nee Hartz) found peace Saturday, April 18, 2015, at the age of 80 years.

She was the beloved wife of John “Jack” Cross for 30 years; loving mother of the Rev. John Paul Thompson, Jill Mary (Randy) Romens, the late Judy Lynn Rehn, Jennifer (Christopher Davies) Thompson, David (Sharon) Thompson and Rebecca (Matthew) Curtsinger; proud Gramsy of Tyler, the late Hannah, Luke, Max and Caleb Romens; Alexander, Brendan and Logan Rehn; Jessica (Nick) Osiecki, Madeleine (Kyle) Olmstead and Olivia Davies; and Elijah, Judah and two late grandbabies Obregon; greatgramsy of Evelyn Osiecki, Jack Osiecki and Charlotte Olmstead; and dear sister of the late John Hartz, the late Patricia O’Neil, Jude (Christopher) Sheridan, Bridgette (the late James) Walters, Barbara Jill (Michael) Schram, Matthew (Lynn) Hartz, Andrew Jeffrey (Carol) Hartz and Timothy (Susan) Hartz. She is also remembered by her son-in-law, James Rehn, and nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law, brothers-in law and other relatives and friends.

Mary was a wonderful wife and mother and a devout, faith-filled Catholic. She loved and lived her life by the Serenity Prayer. She enjoyed her daytime excursions, playing Rummy 500 with Jack, singing and playing the harmonica. Not only was Mary a “Queen of Hartz/Hearts,” she was also known by her family and friends to be quite the entertaining “Queen of Drama.”

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Life League, Catholic Charities or ProHealth Cancer Center are suggested.

A memorial visitation will be held Saturday, May 9, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 225 S. Hartwell Ave., Waukesha, from 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM, followed by the celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM. Private inurnment will be at (New) St. Mary Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Town of Barton.

Church and Chapel Rudolph-Larsen Bros. Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 262-549-0659 or visit to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions. 

“Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her.
Charm is deceitful, and beauty vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.”
— Proverbs 31:28 and 30 “We love you, no matter what.”