Steven Curtiss Cross, 64, of Atlantic, passed away early Friday, March 20, 2015, at Cass County Memorial Hospital.
The son of Estel Curtis Cross and Betty Jean (Yearington) Cross, he was born January 23, 1951, in Spirit Lake, Iowa. Steve grew up in Atlantic and joined the U.S. Army in 1968. He spent three years in Vietnam as a Duster Gunner. After traveling, he settled back in Atlantic and married Deborah Linfor, November 11, 1976. He said he picked that date, Veterans' Day, so he wouldn't forget their anniversary. His greatest joys were his children. Steve worked as a land technician and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was also a great supporter of Veterans' Rights and POW and MIA Affairs. He enjoyed spending time with his Freedom Fest Brothers and Sisters in Skidmore, Missouri.
Steve is survived by his wife, Deborah of Atlantic; son, Hezekiah B. (Ali) Cross of Coralville, Iowa; daughter, Azure (Wade) Cross-Corell of Denver, Iowa; two grandchildren, Alric Cross and Clara Corell; cousin, Carolyn; half brothers and sisters, Patrick, Melvin, Susan, Sandy and Shelly; and many other nieces, nephews, aunts & uncles, including Aunt Jerri Ward, Aunt Kitty, Uncle Olen "Shorty" and Aunt Vera Kimball.
He was preceded in death by his parents; infant daughter, Shang Li Robinson; step-dad, Ronnie Nolte; father & mother-in-law, Robert and Edwina Linfor; sister-in-law, Nyidia Linfor; and brothers-in-law, Mark Linfor and Dave Mullins.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 24, 10 o'clock a.m., at Roland Funeral Home, with Pastor Diane DeSmidt of the First Baptist Church officiating.
Interment will be in the Atlantic Cemetery with Military Rites by the Atlantic Color Guard. Following the committal service, a luncheon will be held at the First Baptist Church.
Open visitation will be available Monday from 8 AM to 5:30 PM and Tuesday from 8 AM until service time, at Roland Funeral Home.
Roland Funeral Service is caring for Steven’s family and his arrangements. Condolences may be left at www.rolandfuneralservice.com
IN REMEMBRANCE OF
STEVEN C. CROSS
January 23, 1951
Spirit Lake, Iowa
ENTERED INTO REST
Friday, March 20, 2015
At the age of
64 years, 1 month, & 25 days
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Ten o’clock AM
Roland Funeral Home
Pastor Diane DeSmidt
“One Toke Over the Line” by Brewer & Shipley
“In the Garden” by the Congregation
“SGT MacKenzie” from “We Were Soldiers”
IN CHARGE OF FLOWERS
Atlantic Color Guard
The family invites you to join them for lunch
at the First Baptist Church, 710 Walnut Street,
following the committal service.