Jerry L. Cross Sr., of Hastings

July 30, 1963 — June 17, 2020

Jerry L. Cross Sr., 56, of Hastings, formerly of Dowagiac, passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at his home.

A private service will be at a later date. Memorial contributions in Jerry’s name, may be made to the Marie Yeager Cancer Center. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence for the family may do so at

Jerry was born July 30, 1963, in Buchanan, to Jack and Helen (Gordon) Cross.

He attended Dowagiac High School.

On June 16, 1990, he married the love of his life, Kelly Schoff.

Jerry was known as a hard-working man, he worked for Dowagiac Daily News for nine years and also enjoyed farming. In his spare time, he loved wood working. Most of all he loved his family, especially his grandchildren, who were the light of his life.

Jerry is survived by his loving wife, Kelly Cross; children, Jerry (Kristen) Cross Jr., Stephany (Nate Teitsma) Kohles and Zackary (Jessica) Cross; grandchildren, Keira Kohles, Bryce Teitsma, Morgan Cross, Eli Kohles, Kennedy Cross, River Cross, Watson Cross and Maggie Cross; siblings, Les Cross and Shirley Burnham.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings, Mary Shepherd and Deborah Anderson.