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James Lowell Crosby

retired South Dakota funeral director, died August 17, 2012, at age 86. Crosby enlisted in the U.S. Navy and later joined the Naval Reserves, serving for many years. He graduated from State Teachers’ College and taught and coached at Ravina High School. In 1956, he purchased Kostel Funeral Home (Wagner) and eventually took over the family funeral homes in Avon and Springfield. He was a funeral director for more than 50 years, retiring in 1985. He is survived by wife Jean Ann, sons Robert and David, stepson Jim and stepdaughter Linda.