Dwight ‘Whitey’ Cross, 67

Dwight "Whitey" Cross, 67, of West Bend, passed away Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, West Bend
He was born on Oct. 2, 1940, in Mitchell, S.D., to the late Melvin and Verna (Gerlach) Cross.

Whitey proudly served in the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps.

On April 26, 1984, he married Sue Clyse (Damm) in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Whitey was employed as an engineer at Mercury Marine in Cedarburg and Fond du Lac for 36 years.

He was an avid golfer who enjoyed golfing six days a week at Hon-E-Kor in Kewaskum. He also enjoyed traveling and playing poker.

He is survived by his wife, Sue; two children, Russell (Lisa) Cross of Kewaskum and Kim (Michael) Adams of Denmark; two stepchildren, Teri (Laura MacGuire) Clyse of Delafield and Eric (Christine) Clyse of Allenton; 13 grandchildren, Jennifer Cross, Garrett Cross, Damon Cross, Trevor Cross, Brecken Cross, Matthew Cross, Andrew Cross, Shawn Adams, Morgan Clyse, Taylor Clyse, Devon Matter, Shania Martinez and Austin Martinez; two sisters, Donna (Gene) Boudry of West Bend and Dorothy Blanchette of West Bend; a brother, Roger (Sandra) Cross of West Bend; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Darlene Wagner; and a brother, David Cross.

A funeral service in remembrance of Whitey will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday at Fifth Ave. United Methodist Church, 323 S. Fifth Ave., West Bend. The Rev. Janis Best will officiate and cremation will follow.

Visitation will be at the Myrhum - Patten Funeral Home, 1315 W. Washington St., West Bend, on Saturday from 3 to 6 p.m. and at the church on Sunday from 2 p.m. until the time of services.

Memorials to the American Cancer Society are appreciated.

Online guest book and condolences may be found at www.myrhum-patten.com.