Aaron J. Crosby, age 43 of Albers, born May 20, 1973 in Geneseo, IL, entered into rest on Monday, July 18, 2016 at his residence surrounded by his family.
Surviving is his wife Amanda, nee Black, Crosby whom who married August 10, 2002 at St. Edward’s Catholic Church in Fairfield, IL; his children, Abigail, Andrew, and Alex Crosby; his parents, John and Sandy, nee VanKerrebroeck, Crosby of Annawan, IL; his sisters, Angie (fiancé Tim Crawford) Crosby of Galena, IL and Alissa (Franco) Quatrini of Naperville, IL; nieces and nephews, Mia Williams, Spencer Crawford, Ryker and Kinsley Quatrini, Graham Black, and another to arrive soon; his paternal grandmother, Dorothy, nee VanDeKeere, Crosby of Geneseo, IL; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Alex and Joan, nee Beall, Black of Mill Shoals, IL; and a brother-in-law and a sister-in-law, Robert (Megan) Black of Barnhill, IL.
Mr. Crosby was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Vernon and Esther, nee Minnaert, VanKerrebroeck; paternal grandfather, Donald Crosby; his aunt and godmother, Pam Mayhew; and a cousin Kim Adams.
Aaron received his bachelor’s degree in Plant and Soil Science from SIU-Carbondale and currently worked for Gateway FS in Nashville, IL as a Seed and Crop Protection Manager. He was a member of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Albers, IL and the Albers Knights of Columbus.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, but his true passion was farming. Aaron coached his children’s tee ball teams and was well known in his neighborhood for teaching all the kids how to ride a bike.
Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, July 22, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Albers, IL with Fr. Gene Neff and Deacon Glenn Netemeyer presiding. Interment will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Sheffield, IL.
Visitation will be Thursday, July 21, 2016 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and again on Friday, July 22, 2016 from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Albers, IL.