Paul Crosby

A Celebration of Life Gathering for Paul Crosby, 78, of Spirit Lake, will be held Tuesday, December 21, 2021, from 5-7 pm at Turner Jenness Funeral Home in Spirit Lake.

Paul Milton Crosby was born on March 27, 1943, in Spirit Lake to John Halliburton Crosby Sr. and Zella (Bobo) Crosby. Growing up, Paul attended school until the 10th grade.

Paul enlisted in the United States Army on October 7, 1965. During his time of service, Paul was awarded numerous medals. He was honorably discharged on October 6, 1971.

Throughout his life, Paul enjoyed gardening, cooking, and sharing recipes. He especially loved beets and okra.

Paul worked as a Diesel Mechanic for many years. He was proud to say that he never retired and was working until a couple weeks before his passing.

Paul passed on December 15, 2021, at Lakes Regional Healthcare in Spirit Lake. 

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Shirley as well as Jay, Terri, Jackie, Hud (Jamie), Kirk; twin brother, Phillip; grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents, John and Zella; brothers: John, James, and Charles; and step-son, Mike Logan.