Vernal Tom Cross, Jr.

Vernal Tom Cross, Jr., 52, of Kyle, S.D., passed away June 5, 2020, in Kyle.

Vernal Tom Cross, Jr. was born on August 28, 1967, in Scottsbluff, Neb. to Vernal Cross, Sr. and Darlene Cross. Vernal made his journey to the Spirit World on June 5, 2020, near Kyle.

Vernal is survived by his children, April Cross, Mitchell, Vernal Cross III, Rapid City, Aloysius Cross, Mitchell, and Kyle Shane Cross, Mt. Vernon; siblings, Gerald Cross, Norma Cross, Calvin Cross, Tammy Cross, Dana Cross, Donald Eric Cross, Michael Cross, Verna Cross, Michelle Cross, Lawrence “Bear” Cross, and Cheryl Cross; aunts, Marie Loafer, Rosie Haeffner, and Loretta Hawk; grandchildren, Shay-Rose Patterson, Ava Patterson, Joseph Charging Hawk, Jr., Jordyn Charging Hawk, Aubree Charging Hawk, Ayuco Cross, Tunka Cross, Gabrielle Cross, and Amelia Cross; girlfriend, Bernice Moves Camp; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Vernal was preceded in death by his parents, Vernal and Darlene Cross; siblings, Margaret Cross, Tyler Cross, Nathan Moose, and one sister in infancy; and grandson, Zander Patterson.

Viewing services were held from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 10, at the Sioux Funeral Home in Pine Ridge.

Graveside services were held at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 10, at the Cross Family Cemetery, American Horse Creek Rd., in Kyle, with Father Ron Seminara, S.J. officiating and Mr. Dave Swallow performing the traditional Lakota services.

Burial services were held at the Cross Family Cemetery in Kyle.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge.

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