Jerry E. Cross, 74, of Polo, died on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 at CGH Medical Center, Sterling.
He was born on Jan. 22, 1944 in Eldora, Iowa, the son of Eugene A. Cross and Alice M. (Alexander) Stressman.
He married Flora Draper on June 10, 1967 in Rockford.
Jerry worked in Rockford at Bergstroms as a fabricator for years.
He was a member of the Church of the Open Bible in Polo.
Jerry had a love for the Lord, family, and traveling. He would put others before himself and never met a stranger.
Survivors include wife, Flora; sons, Darren (Tammy Crubaugh) Cross and Duane Cross; sisters, Tina Headrick, Elizabeth Buck, and Penny Drew; brothers, Craig Cross, Greg Bachman, Paul Stressman, Gene Cross; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Tom; and grandson, Ryan Kennington.
A gathering will be held on Friday, Nov. 30 from 10:30 to 11 a.m. at Polo Family Funeral Home, with a celebration of his life to follow at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established in his name.
Visit www.polofamilyfuneralhome.com to send condolences.