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Earl Richard Cross Sr., 76, of Howard

Posted: Friday, Nov 16th, 2012

HOWARD — Earl Richard Cross Sr., 76, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, at the Good Samaritan Society in Howard.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Bethany Lutheran Church in Howard. Burial will be in Black Hills National Cemetery at Sturgis at 2 p.m. Monday. Visitation will begin at noon Friday with the family present from 7 to 8 p.m. at Willoughby Funeral Home in Howard.

Earl Richard Cross was born Sept. 11, 1936, on a farmstead north of Artesian to Lee and Lydia (Breuer) Cross. He attended country school until the eighth grade. He worked on the farm and served in the Army from Jan. 5, 1956, to May 10, 1956.

He married Darlene Jans Feb. 6, 1958, at Pipestone, Minn. They lived in Lake Preston, Oldham, Madison and moved to Howard in January 1967 where he worked for Clarke & Sons until 1969. He managed the Texaco Station, then opened his own repair shop called Earl’s Repair. He semi-retired in 1998 and began working for his wife at the repair shop, now called Westside Repair, until he became too ill.

He is survived by his wife; two sons, Earl Jr. and David, both of Howard; three daughters, Donna (Dean) Deinert of Mount Vernon, Susie (Jack) Ozburn of Cashmere, Wash., and Linda (Dave) Jensen of De Smet; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; a brother, Lawrence of Lucerne Valley, Calif.; and two sisters, Louise Rakestraw of Rudy, Ark., and Ida Irvin of Gillette, Wyo.

He was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers, two sisters and a grandson.

For the complete article see the 11-15-2012 issue.

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