James "Jim" O. Crosgrove, 78, of Ponca, NE passed away on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at the Elms Health Care Center in Ponca, while surrounded by his loving family.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 A.M. Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Mohr Funeral Home in South Sioux City, NE with Rev. Cathy Cole officiating. Burial will be in the Blencoe Cemetery in Blencoe, IA. Visitation with the family present will begin at 5:00 P.M., with a prayer service at 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at the funeral home.
Jim was born July 3, 1940 in Onawa, IA, the son of Joel and Ethel (Jensen) Crosgrove. He graduated from Onawa High School. Jim married Elizabeth "Snooks" Noble in 1960 and they were blessed with 5 children. He was a Commission Man at the Sioux City Stockyards for 39 years. He also worked at AGP for 5 years, raised hogs and cattle for many years, and did some farming.
Jim was a member of the United Methodist Church in Ponca, NE. He was a Dakota County 4-H Hog Leader for 25 years and enjoyed working with the kids. He also enjoyed spending time with his family. He had nicknames for his kids and grandkids. Jim loved everyone he met and everyone loved him.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth "Snooks" of Ponca, NE; his children, Carl (Sue) of Okoboji, IA, Kent "Chip" (Kathryn) of Ponca, NE, Kelly (Dean) Lieber of Jackson, NE, Kevin (Amy) of Jackson, NE, and Kyle of Ponca, NE; 10 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; a brother, Ray (Maureen) of Marathon, IA; step-brother, Gene (Mary) Kelley of Denver, CO; sisters-in-law, Donna Speer of Blencoe, IA and Janet (Jim) Kelley of Onawa, IA; brother-in-law, Bill Noble of Blencoe, IA; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joel and Ethel Crosgrove; step-mother, Lillian Crosgrove; a brother and sister-in-law, Don and Joann "DeeDee"; and brother-in-law, David Speer.
"Our sympathy is expended to the entire family at the loss of a husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Jim will be missed by not only family, but by many friends. He will be with you in many ways through many and good memories. Blessings to you all. Bob and Linda Retzlaff"
"I was so sorry to hear the passing of our dear classmate and friend Jim. He was and unforgettable man all through our school years and years after always attending meetings and reunions we had. His humor and hugs followed him wherever he went.
Our thoughts are with the family though the loss of this terrific person. Carol Archer Otto and all of your class of "58"."
"Kelly - so sorry to hear about your father. MaryKay had heard the news from Tom and let us know. Praying for you. Patsy Sullivan (MaryKay's sister)"
"Sorry to read this about Jim. I worked with Jim for a few years at the Stockyards. I always enjoyed talking with Jim and listening to his many stories. RIP Jim, you have earned that reward.
Richard Hummel, USDA retired."
"So sorry for your loss. We are keeping your family in our prayers."
"Snooks and family,
I was so sorry to hear about Jim's passing. I enjoyed working with him and jarring back and forth ?. I hope his passing was peaceful. I wish I could make the services, but working too far away. My thoughts and prayers are with you. "
"We are so sorry to hear about Jim. Your family is in our prayers.
Randy and Kathy Jessen"