Sue Cross’ Funeral



Susan J. Cross, 68, Oconto, passed away Sunday, August 7, 2016 at Bellin Hospital, Green Bay. She was born June 13, 1948 in Hustisford, WI to the late Donald and Jean (Reinke) Williams. She attended Oconomowoc Schools graduating in 1966, Waukesha County Technical College, Fox Valley Technical College, and UW Waukesha. Susan married David H. Cross on December 13, 1985. He preceded her in death on March 15, 2014. Susan worked as a teacher’s aide for St. Norberts, Green Bay and Oconto FallsPublic Schools for many years. She was a very active member in the First Presbyterian Church, Oconto, where she served as a Deacon, the Oconto county Historical Society where she held the office of Treasurer, and Woman’s Club, Oconto American Legion Auxiliary and the Red Hat Society. Susan enjoyed working with the elderly and help served meals for those who were shut-in. She was always giving to others to help them when needed.

Susan is survived by a brother, Terry Williams, Campbellsport; a sister, Cheryl (Lloyd) Williams, Waukesha; nieces, Jodi and Shawn Smith, Milwaukee; Jenny and Sean Beres, Waukesha; Katie and Isaiah Hanback, Appleton; nephew, Nicholas Williams, CA; great nieces and nephews, Jaeden and Josiah Smith and Lloyd, Lillian and Lacy Beres and her beloved dog, Murphy; sister-in-law, Barbara Barrera; brother-in-law, Bruce Cross; nieces, Kandi Cross and Marsha Erickson; nephews, Lee J. Holtgrieve, Jason Cross, Danny Barrera and Kyle Cross. She was preceded in death by father and mother-in-law, Kenneth and Ruth Cross, brother-in-law, Scott Cross; sister-in-law, Diana Fleischman and nephew Chad Cross.

The family will receive relatives and friends at the First Presbyterian Church, 135 Jackson St., Oconto, from 9 to 11 AM Friday, August 12, 2016. Funeral services will be conducted 11 AM Friday at the church with the Rev. Craig Alwin officiating. Online condolences may be expressed at

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.

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“Worship by the Water”

Mark your calendars: 10:15 a.m. Sunday August 28, 2016 to join us for our 8th annual “Worship by the Water” at City Park (County N – South of Oconto). Dress casual, bring a lawn chair (or sit at a picnic table) and a dish to pass for the pot luck lunch after worship.


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About Ash Wednesday and Lent

Every year at Easter we celebrate with joy our redemption and renewal through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The season of Lent is a time to prepare for this celebration and to listen for the Spirit of God speaking, calling us to renew our faith us in this mystery.

Ash Wednesday is the special observance of the first day of Lent. We begin our journey through Lent by acknowledging our need for repentance and for the love and forgiveness shown to us in Jesus Christ.

As a sign of your repentance, you will be invited to come forward if you desire, to receive the imposition of ashes. Pastor Craig will trace the sign of the cross on your forehead with ashes, as an ancient symbol of humility and grief.

All baptized Christians are invited to partake in the Lord’s Supper. The celebration of the Lord’s Supper (also referred to as the Eucharist or Holy Communion) is our spiritual food for the pilgrimage that leads to the foot of the cross. The Lord’s Supper is to be for us the strengthening, nourishing table prepared in the midst of our enemies, assuring us that we can pass through the darkest valley without fear and find our place at the great resurrection feast in the house of the Lord.

All are invited, in the name of Christ, to observe a Holy Lent, by self-examination and penitence, by prayer and fasting, by practicing works of love, and by reading and reflecting on God’s Holy Word.

Lent Starts THIS WEEK!

If you don’t have a family of faith, we’d love to have you come join us for a pot-luck meal at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. The theme of the meal is “food on a stick” to help us all get ready to do something different during Lent to deepen our relationship with our Lord. AshWed2016Our Ash Wednesday Worship is at 6:30 p.m. with Holy Communion open to all Christians and Imposition of Ashes for those who desire. In addition to our 8:00 a.m. & 10:15 a.m. Sunday services, we will also be having mid-week Lenten services at 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday.