John C. Cross, 52, of Ft. Madison passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 9:40 p.m. at his home after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born on November 23, 1964 in Ft. Madison to Victor and Dorothy Mansheim Cross. John married Connie Gregory and they later divorced. He was of the Catholic faith and was a 1983 graduate of Aquinas High School. John worked at Roquette and previously had worked at the Walmart Distribution Center in Mt. Pleasant for several years. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan and played slow pitch softball when he was younger.
Survivors include two sons, Nate (Sarah) Cross of Ft. Madison and Nick Cross of Des Moines; his Dad and step mom, Victor (Esther) Cross of Ft. Madison; five sisters, Julia (Bill) Patterson of West Burlington, Cheryl Moreland of Ft. Worth, TX, Carol Day of Ft. Madison, Sue (Gilbert) Potter of Ft. Madison and Abby Ramirez of Burlington; two brothers, Steve (Susan) Cross of Ft. Madison and Bill (Loly) Cross of Ft. Madison; two step brothers, Cecil Dickson and Chuck Pilkington; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his Mom, one brother, Roger and his grandparents.
Friends may call after 2 p.m. on Monday, March 27, 2016 at King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory where the family will meet with friends from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at King-Lynk Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Willis officiating.
A memorial has been established in his memory and online condolences may be left at www.kinglynk.com .