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Wendell R. Cross

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[May 21, 2019]  HARTSBURG - Wendell R. Cross, 94, of Hartsburg passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2019 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Visitation:  Wednesday, May 15th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Hartsburg

A second visitation will be held one hour prior to the service on Thursday also at the church

Service:  10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at the church

Funeral home: Fricke-Calvert-Schrader, Lincoln   

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

Wendell was born on July 8, 1924 in Hartsburg, 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. Johnís Brotherhood, he 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 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Hartsburg 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.

Memorial donations may be made in Wendellís name to St. Johnís Lutheran Church or St. Jude Childrenís Research Hospital.

Services have been entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln.

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