Robert D. Cross

Fort Pierre

Robert “Bob” Cross, 83, of Fort Pierre, passed away Friday, April 6, 2018, at Avera-Maryhouse Long Term Care.

Funeral services will be Thursday, April 12, at 10:30 a.m., at St. John’s Catholic Church in Fort Pierre, with visitation one half hour before the service. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Pierre.

Bob was born Aug. 21, 1934, to Royal and Helen (Byrd) Cross.

He was united in marriage with Monica Moody on June 7, 1952, in Letcher. The couple purchased Merchandise Outlet Western Wear in Mitchell in 1979, and started KBARC Western Wear in Pierre in 1986.

Bob worked a variety of jobs, which included heavy equipment operator during the building of the Oahe Dam, police officer in Letcher and Mitchell, road maintenance for Sanborn County, and penback at Mitchell Livestock. He was involved with the Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo and the Horseman Sports Roping Club in Mitchell.

Bob enjoyed spending time with family, rodeos and running racehorses. He and his sons currently own a horse that will run in the 2018 Fort Pierre Race Meet.

Bob is survived by his four sons: Kim Cross of Mitchell, Kurt (Connie) Cross of Eagle Butte, Kelly (Jackie) Cross of Fort Pierre, and Kent Cross of Pierre; 10 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; brother, Russ; and sisters: Violet, Beverly and Carolyn.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Monica; brother, Frank; sisters, Eva and Jean; and granddaughters, Callie and Kyli.

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