Steven Cross


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Posted Online: Nov. 12, 2012, 6:28 pm
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Steven A. Cross, 56, of Morrison, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, at his home.
Services are noon Wednesday at Gibson-Bode, Erie, with visitation 10 a.m. to services. Burial is at Erie Cemetery.
He was born March 26, 1956, in Dixon, Ill., to Donald and Mary "Elaine" Martz Cross. He married Teresa Ann Gibson Oct. 30, 1982. She died in 2000.
Surviving are his mother, Elaine Cross, Freeport, Ill.; children, Nathan Cross, Fulton, Nicholas Cross, Peru, Ill., Jered Cross, Las Vegas, Nev., Cody Cross, Morrison, Taylor Cross, Thomson, Ill., Brianna Cross, Morrison; five grandchildren; siblings, Terry, Orangeville, Ill., Teresa, Seattle, Wash., David, Freeport.














 




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