THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
David H. Cross
Issue Date: March 19, 2014
David H. Cross, 65, of Oconto, passed away Saturday, March 15 at his home with his wife by his side.
Born May 11, 1948 in Waukesha to Ken and Ruth (Raduachel) Cross, he married Susan Williams on Dec. 13, 1976. He served in the United States Marine Corps from June of 1966 to June of 1970 as Crew Chief, Medivac Unit. Serving during the Viet Nam War, he was awarded three Purple Hearts, Silver Star, Air Medal with 24 OLC, Navy Commendation, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Combat Air Crew Insignia with three, President Unit Citation, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal and V. V. Cross of Galanty. He worked as a DNR Warden for Oconto County for eight years and retired from the Oconto United States Post Office. A member and Deacon of First Presbyterian Church, Oconto, he was also a member and Past Commander of American Legion Post #74, Oconto and Oconto County Historical Society.
He is survived by his wife, Sue, Oconto; his mother, Ruth Cross, Oconto; a sister, Barbara Weber, Waukesha; a brother, Bruce Cross, Waukesha and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ken Cross; a sister, Diana Fleischman and a brother, Scott Cross.
The family will receive relatives and friends at the First Presbyterian Church, Oconto, from 11 a.m. until time of funeral services at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 20, with the Rev. Craig Alwin officiating. Military Rites will be conducted by American Legion Post #74, Oconto. Gallagher Funeral Home, Oconto is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorials may be given in his memory.