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Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the church.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Lila's name may be made to the First United Methodist Church in Sturgis or the Sturgis Regional Hospital Auxiliary.at the First United Methodist Church in Sturgis with Pastor Jenene Earl officiating.Burial will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.Lila and Bob, who was from Staten Island, NY, were married in Mexico in 1945.Lila lived in Sturgis with her parents while Bob was overseas with the Navy Air Corps.
After Bill's mom passed away, the Cross family moved back to the family home outside of Sturgis, where they have lived, laughed, and loved for the past 39 years.
Bill then attended school in Sturgis where he met his high school sweetheart, Sally Hardy.
Bill and Sally tied the knot on July 29, 1967, in Sturgis.
After her high school graduation in 1940, she attended the University of Minnesota.
She lived in California from 1942-1945, working at Douglas Aircraft in Long Beach during WWII.