Bill then attended school in Sturgis where he met his high school sweetheart, Sally Hardy.
Bill and Sally tied the knot on July 29, 1967, in Sturgis.
Lila and Bob, who was from Staten Island, NY, were married in Mexico in 1945.
Lila lived in Sturgis with her parents while Bob was overseas with the Navy Air Corps.
Send Flowers View Memorial Folder Sign/View Registry Billy was born February 9, 1949, in Ogallala, NE, to Burt and Margaret "Polly" Cross.
He was the third of seven children in this Cross clan.
She and Bob moved to Staten Island in 1947, where they raised their two children.
The couple moved to Milford, NJ, in 1972, and then back to Sturgis in 1985, when Bob retired.
After the family moved back to Sturgis, Bill ranched with his father and worked at Wheeler Lumber and Bridge in Whitewood, SD. In 1985, Bill opened up his welding and repair shop at the family home.This included a "Make a Difference Day" drive that was recognized by the national "Make a Difference Day" committee.Lila passed away on November 30, 2017, in Albuquerque, NM.She received a reward for serving 1800 hours with the RSVP.In Albuquerque, she coordinated donations by seniors of food, clothing, and school supplies to the Albuquerque Public Schools Title I Homeless Students project.