David L. Cross, 70

David L. Cross, 70, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 11, 2008 at Harbor Suites of Fond du Lac, surrounded by loving family.

He was born on Oct. 28, 1937 to the late Melvin and Verna (nee Gerlach) Cross in Mitchell, S.D. and was raised in West Bend.

Dave served in the United States Air Force. He married Mary Ann Monday on July 11, 1959 and they started a family of their own. They owned and operated Dave’s Steak House in West Bend for several years. He worked as a salesman for Creative Marketing Associates and then as a welder for Gehl Co., where he retired after more than 20 years of employment.

His favorite pastimes included: fishing, playing cards, games, and telling jokes. He was an avid Minnesota Vikings, Dale Earnhardt and Elvis Presley fan. Above all, his pride and joy was spending time with his four grandchildren.

He is survived by his six loving children, Cindy (Gary) Lieffring of Lomira, Brian Cross of Fond du Lac, David Cross Jr. of North Fond du Lac, Christine (Cal) Popp of Fond du Lac, Lisa (Tim "Bubba") Holz of Oakfield and Todd (special friend, Holly Thomaschaske) Cross of Beaver Dam; four special grandchildren, Troy and Morgan O’Brien, Nicole and Ashley Holz; siblings; Donna (Gene) Boudry, Dorothy Blanchette, Whitey (Sue) Cross, and Roger (Sandra) Cross. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by a sister, Darlene (William) Wagner.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, June 16, 2008 at 7 p.m. at the Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend, 1420 W. Paradise Drive.

Visitation with family and friends will be held on Monday, June 16, 2008 from 4 to 7 p.m., also at the funeral home. Interment of cremains will take place on Tuesday, June 17 at 10 a.m., at Washington County Memorial Park with full military honors.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of All About Life, Harbor Suites and Hospice Advantage.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family.