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Dean E. Cross

Dean E. Cross Dean E. Cross, age 52, of rural Manhattan, died May 15, 2019, at Stormont-Vail Health in Topeka as the result of a massive heart attack.

He was born October 7, 1966, at Fort Riley, Kansas, the son of Paul L. Cross, Sr., and Laura Lee (Parker) Cross.

Dean graduated from Manhattan High School with the class of 1986.

Dean’s lifetime passion was trucking and he was a self-employed semi-truck driver and hauled cattle throughout the Midwest.

He grew up in the First Presbyterian Church.

Dean loved horses and his Australian Shepherd dogs. He also was a farrier for horses and enjoyed working on his semi.

Dean was married to Mary Pat Hassett. They later divorced.

Survivors include his two daughters: Haleigh and Melisa Cross both of Manhattan; his sister Audrey Moran and her husband Jerry of Arlington, VA; and two nieces and one nephew: Andrea, Ashley and Justin.

Dean was preceded in death by his parents and by two brothers: Robert C. Cross and Paul L. Cross, Jr.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, May 28th, at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel with Reverend David Jones officiating. Cremation will follow the service with private family inurnment at a later date in Valley View Memorial Park east of Manhattan.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:30 P.M. Monday, May 27th, at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be left for the family by clicking on "Send Condolences" on this page.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Ranch. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502.

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