HAMPTON -- John A. Crosby, 54, of Hampton, died Monday, Dec. 22, 2003, at the Hampton Health Care Center in Hampton.
John Alan Crosby was born Sept. 17, 1949, the son of Ralph H. and Lucille H. (Olson) Crosby. In 1959, he became a resident of Woodward State Hospital and School in Woodward. In 1971, he became a resident of Webster County Care Facility. He then moved to Northwoods Living in Fort Dodge in December 1990. In January of 2002, he became a resident of the Hampton Health Care Center.
When he was younger, he enjoyed attending concerts by the Karl L. King Municipal Band. Karl King always made time to say hello. John always looked forward to receiving his weekly post card from his sister. John participated in Special Olympics and won several medals. During the summers, he would look forward to attending Camp Sunnyside.
John's gentle and affectionate nature was known to all and will be greatly missed by his sister and her husband, Susan and Jerry Ashenfelter of Le Mars, and two nieces, Amy and her husband, Alan Mulligan of Le Mars and Emily Ashenfelter of Iowa City.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Those wishing to send greetings or condolences may so do by going to the Web site, www.brucesfuneralhome.com.