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Dylan Thomas Crosby

Dylan Thomas Crosby

A friend so gracefully wrote, “If there was ever anyone who seized the day more than Dylan Crosby, I dare you to show me.”

Dylan Crosby, age 26, of Rifle, Colorado (formerly from Cornell, WI) passed away on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012.

Dylan, son of Dick and Lori Crosby and brother of Nicole Crosby (Matt Waldusky), was born in Lake City, MN. Dylan will be greatly missed by his adoring extended family as well; Grandparents Bob and Betty Crosby, Charlie and Sylvia Kriett, Bob and Bev Kennebeck, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and a whole lotta crazy, awesome friends.

Dylan graduated from Cornell High School (Wisconsin) and attended WITC in Rice Lake for Welding. He was a successful self-employed welder for Flint Energy in Rifle, Colorado. Dylan spent his time living life in full-throttle, coining phrases like, “hard tellin’, not knowin’.” Racing quads, snowmobiling, rock crawling, skiing, gun collecting, and laughing were among his passions. Dylan’s passions were one small part of his life, however, as his generosity outshined them all. Dylan genuinely paid it forward with his friends, family and even complete strangers. It is certain that he is now flying high with wings powered by a Duramax diesel.

A celebration of Dylan’s life will be held at Harvey Gap in Rifle, Colorado on Sept. 2 at noon. There will be a potluck lunch and many stories to follow.

Memorials may be directed toward the Dylan Crosby Pay it Forward Fund, Northwestern Bank, 201 Main Street, Cornell, WI 54732. The family would appreciate it just as much if you paid it forward yourself in memory of Dylan. Please let them know your story at crosbysonthechippewa@yahoo.com so we can honor his life together.

“Someday when I’m rich, I’m gonna tip my waitress 100 bucks.”

– Dylan Crosby, age 8

“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming ‘Wow! What a Ride!'”

– Hunter S. Thompson

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