February 15, 2023 at 4:36 p.m.

Dawn E. Crosby

Dawn E. Crosby
Dawn E. Crosby


Dawn E. Crosby, age 90 of Cold Spring, formerly of Sauk Centre, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Friday, Feb. 10, 2023, at the Assumption Home in Cold Spring.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 16, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre with Rev. Greg Paffel officiating. Inurnment will be held in Calvary Cemetery in Sauk Centre at a later date.

Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the church.

Dawn Ethyl Weller was born April 30, 1932, in Waseca, Minnesota to Michael and Ethyl (Webber) Weller. She graduated from Waseca High School and earned her teaching degree at Mankato State University. She was united in marriage to Raymond Crosby on Aug. 2, 1958, at St. Joseph’s Church in Monterey. Dawn was a teacher and librarian at Trimont and later worked at the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Sauk Centre, retiring on July 23, 1996. She then was a volunteer at St. Boniface Elementary School in Cold Spring for 15 years.

She was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring and former member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre. Dawn enjoyed gardening, reading, sewing, and cooking. She had quite the extensive collection of cookbooks.

Survivors include her children, Julie Crosby (Ken Mishark) of Scottsdale, Arizona, Paul (Mary) Crosby of Cold Spring, Vanessa (Pat) Cox of Pillager, Shawn (Annika) Crosby of Minneapolis and Kerry (Peggy) Crosby of Mount Prospect, Ill.; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; brother, Jack (Susan) Weller of Waseca; and many nephews.

Dawn was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Crosby, on Oct. 6, 2002; parents; brother, Gene Weller; sister, Caroline Weller; and nephew, John Weller.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral and Cremation Services of Sauk Centre.




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