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“My thoughts & prayers are with you all. Grubby always had a smile.If I had run into him at the grocery store, or wherever, he could make me laugh....Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Lori Knoblauch - Prophetstown, IL

“Sooo many memories of Grubby going way back into the early 60s, my High School and Beauty School days. We were more than just friends off and on but...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Linda (Gorzny) Boelkins Phoenix AZ

“Karen I am so sorry to hear of Phill's passing, may the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. My thoughts and prayers to you and...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Carmie Wagenknecht - Friend

“Karen, praying for you & your family. Enjoyed helping Phil when I worked at the Morrison Credit Union. ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Michelle & Ken Renkes - Friend

“Karen, thinking about you! Love you! So sorry for your loss! ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: June Swain - Coal Valley, IL

“When we were very young and I was walking to our one room school in Portland Township, Phil would carry me if the snow was too deep for my little...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Rodney Brooks - Rock Falls, IL

“I had the pleasure of knowing Grubby for the last 30 years, as I was very close with Phil's stepson, Tim Asta. Grubby always had a great sense of...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Troy Ottens - Lyndon, IL - friend


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PROPHETSTOWN, IL – Phillip I. "Grubby" Crossman, 77 of rural Prophetstown died Thursday October 1, 2020 at his home.
He was born on September 1, 1943 in Sterling the son of Edgar and Janet Crossman He attended Portland Grade School. Phillip served in the US Army. He married the former Karen Pifke on September 1, 1989. He had been employed for several years at Sterling Multiproduct in Prophetstown. He also had served as the Portland Township Road Commissioner for 20 years. Phillip loved working with his hands on many projects. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking, attending auctions and sales.
Survivors include his wife, Karen; his daughters: Tracy (Greg) Bowers of Waterloo, WI and Angela (Casey Capps) Crossman of Prophetstown; his step children: Michelle (Paul) Duke of Plainfield, IL, Andrea (Scott) Lewey of Sycamore, Timothy (Donna) Asta of Oak Brook and Kenneth (Lindsay) Asta of Bettendorf, IA; 14 grandchildren: Brooke, Dyllan, Isabelle, Kathryn, Preston, Madison, Megan, Jenna, Lauren, Steven, Landon, Carter, Riley and Hailey; and 5 great grandchildren: Martel Jr, Mariah, Charlotte, Brody and Everleigh.
He was preceded in death by his father, his mother and his step father Dean Howard; his brothers: Richard and Samuel Crossman.
A private memorial service will be held. Cremation rites have been accorded. Drive through gathering will be from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Sunday, October 11, 2020 at his home 13260 Springhill Road, Prophetstown. Arrangements were completed by the McDonald Funeral Home, Prophetstown.
In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established to Alzheimer's and Parkinson Research.