William “Bill” Cross

Bill Cross Obituary

William “Bill” Cross, age 73, passed away on Thursday, May 5, 2022, at St. Mary’s Hospital. He was born on March 5, 1949, to Ralph and Antoinette (Medinger) Cross at St. Joseph Hospital in Dodgeville. Bill has now joined his parents and brother in the promise of his Baptism into Eternal Life.

Bill worked for the legislature from 1970 to 1983 and from 1985 to 2009. He spent 34 years between the Senate and Assembly. He belonged to The Knights of Columbus and won the highest award in 1997. Bill volunteered and helped start the television Mass. He was proud of his service to people, no matter what he was doing. Bill was very friendly, a good listener, compassionate and seeing other people happy brought him joy.

Bill is survived by sister-in-law, Bonnie Cross; nieces, Terry (Jeffrey) Jakober, Sherry (Michael) Wilson; nephews, Jay Cross, Scott Cross, Eric Cross; great nephews, Andrew Jakober, Ryan Cross, Christian Wilson, Evan Cross; great nieces, Ashley Dum, Carly Cross, Breanna Wilson, Jamie Cross, Niki Cross, and Samantha Cross.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Antoinette and Ralph Cross, brother, Dennis W. Cross, niece Jaclyn Hueg, nephew Robin Cross.

Bill was blessed to have the friendship of Father Thomas Colye, Ogi Ganbat and his family of Mongolia, Bea, and Roy Chung family, Tibetan Choeckys family members, Craig and Cindy Pauly family members, Mike and Jinja Nonn, Mike Staude, Bill Ruff, Tom “Chico” Lenoch, Dave Pulda, Larry Kleinheinz, and his Brother Knights and Sir Knights of The Knights of Columbus.

A Mass of Eternal Life will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, June 3, 2022, at Good Shepherd Catholic Parish at the St. James Church, 1128 St. James Court, Madison. Visitation will take place at 10:00 AM until the time of Mass at church. Inurnment will be held at a later date at Resurrection Cemetery.

Bill asks that instead of flowers, donations be made to the Apostolate for Persons with Disabilities, 702 S. HIGH POINT RD. SUITE 225, MADISON, WI 53719,

or St. James Catholic School.