Wayne “Bing” Crosby, age 84, of Winnebago, died at home Jan. 22,2019. Visitation will be from 4-7 PM Friday Jan. 25, 2019 at the Spencer-Owen Funeral home. Funeral service will be on Saturday Jan. 26, 2019 at 10 AM at the Lutheran Church of Our Savior, Winnebago. Additional visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at Rosehill Cemetery, Winnebago. Spencer-Owen Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements. www.SpencerOwen.com
Wayne Frederick Crosby was born to George and Anna (Freed) Crosby on Dec. 2, 1934. He grew up and attended high school in Winnebago, graduating in 1953.
Bing married Lila Canon on Oct. 1, 1960. Together they owned and managed Crosby Oil Co. Wayne was the mayor of Winnebago for three terms, was a volunteer fireman, and worked for Spencer-Owen Funeral Home. He was an active member of the Lutheran Church of Our Savior and inducted into the Winnebago Hall of Fame in 2017. Wayne’s hobbies included fishing, hunting, and woodworking. Most important to him were faith, family, and friends.
Bing is survived by his wife, Lila; children, Cindy (Paul) Slama of Mankato, Tim of Delavan, Kimberly Dorsett of Minneapolis, Tom (Lisa) of Sherburn and Lesley Crosby and (Tim Gambeski) of Cambridge; twelve grandchildren, Kevin (Brooke) Slama, Jennifer (Adam) Weisbrod, Michael (Lindsay) Slama, Nathan Slama, Cathy (Travis) Dahl, Amy Crosby, Matt (Kinsey Stauffer) Crosby, Avery Dorsett, (Jessalyn Hinz), Preston Dorsett, Blake (Amy) Crosby, Payten (Paige) Crosby, Tyson Crosby; 10 great grandchildren, Caelum, Juliette, Lincoln, Cameron, Charlie, Finnegan, Owen, Carter, Ava Lila and Watson; brother, Willard (Marge) Crosby; sister-in-law, Evelyn Krause and many nieces and nephews.
Wayne was preceded in death by his parents, infant son Ronald, brother Willis (Bernice), brother-in-law Dudley Krause, infant grandson Brian, and daughter-in-law Mary Crosby.