Wendel W. Crosby, 88, 1701 Oak St., a former Portage County district attorney and Stevens Point attorney, died Sunday evening, March 26, 2000, at St. Michael’s Hospital.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church with the Rev. Alan Burkhardt officiating. Burial will be in St. Stephen Cemetery.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Boston Funeral Home, where a prayer service will be held at 6:30 p.m., and from 9 a.m. Friday at the church until the services. A memorial will be established in his name for St. Joseph Catholic Church.
He was born Jan. 27, 1912, in Stevens Point, a son of the late Dr. Edward and Edwina (Burg) Crosby.
He graduated from Emerson High School and received his law degree from Marquette University.
He returned to Stevens Point, where he practiced law for more than 50 years. He also served as Portage County district attorney from 1962 to 1968.
Mr. Crosby served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He entered service on Aug. 6, 1942, and was discharged as a staff sergeant on Feb. 9, 1946. He received the American Defense Service Medal, World War II Victory Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.
He was married to Eleanor Kornacki on Feb. 11, 1961, at St. Helen Catholic Church in Milwaukee. She survives.
Mr. Crosby was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Stevens Point Elks Club and the Knights of Columbus.
Survivors include one sister, Mary Elizabeth Casey, Virginia Beach, Va., and many nieces and nephews.
Two brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.