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Life Story for Michael Crosby, OFM Cap

Michael Crosby, OFM Cap
Michael Crosby, OFM Cap

Michael Crosby, Capuchin friar and priest, died on August 5, 2017 at the age of 77, after suffering with cancer.

Michael Crosby was born on February 16, 1940, the son of Hugh and Blanche Crosby of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. He was invested in the Capuchin Order on August 31, 1959, perpetually professed his vows on September 1, 1963, and was ordained on October 6, 1966.

A writer and speaker, Michael was also the executive director of the Seventh Generation Interfaith Coalition for Responsible Investment, which focuses on social ministry and activism through investment.

Michael did pastoral ministry at St. Elizabeth Parish (now St. Martin de Porres Parish) in Milwaukee from 1968 – 1973. From 1973 until his death, Michael ministered in the area of corporate responsibility. Additionally, he was a collaborator for the canonization cause of Capuchin friar Solanus Casey.

Michael is survived by his brother Daniel (also a Capuchin friar), his loving nieces and nephews, as well as his many Capuchin brothers with whom he lived, prayed and ministered during the past 58 years.

Visitation will take place Thursday, August 10, 2017 from 5-8pm with a service at 7pm at St. Bonaventure Monastery, Detroit, MI and on Friday, August 11, 2017 from 5-8pm with a service at 7pm at St. Francis Parish, Milwaukee, WI. The Liturgy of Christian Burial funeral Mass will take place on August 12, 2017 at 10:30am at St. Lawrence Seminary, Mt. Calvary, WI. Burial in Capuchin Cemetery, Mt. Calvary, WI
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