Crosby Sommers died at his home on April 3 surrounded by friends, family and amazing caregivers. Preceded in death by his loving wife, Barbara, he is survived by his girlfriend, Lynn Trok, his daughter, Christine Guernsey (Ed); son, Grant Evans (Carolyn); daughter, Jenny Swanson; his grandchildren, Jessie, Luke, Noah, Gabriel, and Greyson; siblings Edward Sommers (Jane), and Anne Louise Micena (John); nieces, nephews, and other extended family members; and many good friends.
Born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota, Crosby earned his master’s degree in chemical dependency from the University of Minnesota. He was dedicated to helping others in both his personal and professional life. Crosby had an amazing sense of humor, always having a joke to share. He was an accomplished pianist and entertained his friends, family and the community he lived in with his music. Crosby and Barbara loved to travel and took many road trips to explore the world. One of Crosby’s closest friends recently called him a “National Treasure,” and all who know him would have to agree that is an excellent description. Crosby loved his family near and far. He enjoyed being a father, grandparent, spouse, uncle, and friend.
In his later years at the Commons on Marice in Eagan, he found a home in a vibrant and supportive community. His family is so appreciative of the loving care from Commons and Brighton Hospice staff. Crosby always looked on the bright side and spread joy and love wherever he was. He loved to write and expressed his love for others through writing. He was accepting of everyone he met and left a lasting impact on the lives of many.
Memorials are preferred to Brighton Hospice of Minnesota, 4500 Park Glenn Rd. Suite 475, St. Louis Park, MN 55416. Its program, Brighton Blessings provides additional assistance to those in hospice care.
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