Send Flowers View Memorial Folder Sign/View Registry Billy was born February 9, 1949, in Ogallala, NE, to Burt and Margaret "Polly" Cross.
Bill started out working at Sturgis Livestock when he was in high school, as well as breaking and training horses, which he continued to do for his entire life-time.
After the family moved back to Sturgis, Bill ranched with his father and worked at Wheeler Lumber and Bridge in Whitewood, SD. In 1985, Bill opened up his welding and repair shop at the family home.
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.
For the last 22 years, Bill and his son, Clay, have been running CMW/Equi Racks. He and his beautiful bride celebrated 50 years of marriage on July 29, 2017.
Although he may not have always showed how deep his affection was, he loved his children and grandchildren and was very proud of them and their accomplishments.
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.
at the First United Methodist Church in Sturgis with Pastor Jenene Earl officiating.
Burial will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the church.