Gerald “Jerry” Crosby, age 83, of Cambridge passed away April 14, 2020. Because of the Covid-19 pandemic there will not be a public service at this time.
Thank you all for your kind messages.
Jerry was born May 24, 1936 in Appleton, Minnesota. He graduated high school in 1955 and then volunteered to serve in the Navy in 1956. In 1958 Jerry married Bonnie Tengwall. He trained as a Radioman and served aboard the USS Intrepid aircraft carrier out of the east coast. The ship served in the Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea areas. (When they retired they were able to visit Greece, Italy, Egypt, and other areas he had seen.) Jerry retired November 1, 1997 from machine design and sales. They then wintered in south Texas, near McAllen, and were able to tour several times in Mexico.
They enjoyed their home on Long Lake west of Isanti, and after much traveling, moved to newly built Co-op East Terrace in Cambridge. Two years ago, as aging challenges increased, they moved next door to Walker Methodist LeVande Assisted Living.
Jerry was preceded in death by parents, Vern and Thelma Crosby; daughter, Wendy (5 months), daughter, Joni (3 ½ years); and sister, Mary Swanson.
He is survived by his wife, Bonnie (nee Tengwall); sons, Daniel (Lek) and Matthew (Carole); grandchildren, Jayme Reynolds, Michael, Kevin and David Crosby; great-granddaughter, Eleanor Reynolds; and brother-in-law, Lyle Swanson.
So sorry to hear of the loss of Jerry. Always enjoyed the time we spent together at the VIP gatherings. Praying for you, Bonnie, and your family.
Kay Seel says
Oh Bonnie, what shocking news. I will let Slim know when I can finally see him. We will pray for strength and peace for you and your family. We will miss visiting with you and Jerry at Memory Cafe in Cambridge. Please continue to come, we are all there to support you in any way we can.
Kay Seel and Slim
I was very surprised to hear about Jerry . Well miss him at Memory cafe please know you have my hugs and prayers
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