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Obituary: Darelyn M. Cross

Mar 06, 2015 10:28PM ● Published by Jim

Darelyn M. Cross, age 51 of Waupun, passed away on Monday, March 2, 2015 at her home.

Darelyn was born on November 2, 1963 in Fort Belvoir, VA, the daughter of Daniel and Doris (Mielke) Cross. She graduated from Randolph High School in 1982. She earned a veterinary tech degree and took welding classes at MATC in Madison. Darelyn worked at various foundries and restaurants in the area.  She was very fond of yellow roses and enjoyed sitting around campfires. She loved animals and assisted in dog obedience classes at the Dodge County Fairgrounds.

Darelyn is survived by her sons, James (Amanda Freepartner) Heintz of Watertown and Ryan Ducham of Fairwater; father, Daniel Cross of Randolph; siblings, Daniel (Jodell) Cross of Green Bay and Delta (Doug) Smith of Pardeeville; many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her mother; step-mother Nancy (nee Heath) Cross; maternal and paternal grandparents.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, March 9, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. (noon) at Cornerstone Funeral and Cremation Services, 135 Keller Blvd. in Beaver Dam. A memorial gathering will be held prior to the service at Cornerstone, beginning at 11:00 a.m. A luncheon will be served immediately following the service at Cornerstone.

Those who could not attend may send condolences to Ryan Ducham P.O. Box 2, Fairwater, WI 53931.

Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services in Beaver Dam is honored to be serving the family. You may send private online condolences or sign the family’s guest book at

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