Kross, Betty Jane, Bridgeport, Michigan

Passed away peacefully at home April 8, 2014 surrounded by her family. As the last family member of her generation, Betty (Weighman) Kross will live in our hearts forever. Betty was known for being soft spoken, a very kind soul and for being a beautiful, stylish woman with enormous love for her family. Her loss will be enduring for all those who knew her. She was loved. Betty was born to the late Peter and Agusta Weighman Jan. 21, 1921. She resided in Saginaw all her life. She married Peter Kross, Jr., March 13, 1942, and remained together until his death Feb. 15, 1997. They were united for nearly 55 years. Betty was of the Catholic faith and was a communicant of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church. Home and family meant the most to her. She adored babies, as well as doing puzzles, crocheting, decorating her home and caring for her flowers. Betty supported our World War Two troops by being a Rosie the Riveter. Left to cherish her memory are her children; Sharon (Ken) Lee, Cordova, TN, Gary (Gail) Kross, Birch Run, MI, Diana (Harold) Sabgash, Saginaw, MI , Peter (Cheryl) Kross, Covington, MI, Kristine (Philip) Dean, Saginaw, MI, and Randall Kross, 16 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren, a step-brother Wesley Wiechman, and many nieces and nephews. Betty was predeceased by her parents, her stepmother Annabelle Weighman, an infant sister Lorraine and brothers Marvin, Donald and Peter. Special thanks go to her friend Jo Urbaniak and nieces Janet Hall, Sharon Krause, Donna Zetzar, as well as George and Diane Kross for their love, thoughtfulness and kindness. Fr. John Mancini, OSFS will officiate the funeral on Friday, April 11, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Christopher Catholic Church, 3945 Williamson Road. Interment will take place at St. Andrew's Cemetery. Friends and family are welcome to gather at the Reitz Herzberg Funeral Home, 1550 S. Midland Road, on Thursday from 3:00-8:00 p.m., and at the church on Friday one hour before the funeral. Memorial offerings are suggested to the Saginaw City Rescue Mission.