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December 24, 1925 – Sunday, September 26, 2010

Service Information
Friendship Center, Lake Ridge Manor, Buf
Saturday, October 2, 2010
3:00 PM

Visitation Information

Mary Frances Crosby, age 84, of Buffalo, Minnesota passed away Sunday, September 26, 2010, at the Lake Ridge Manor in Buffalo, Minnesota.

Mary Frances Crosby was born December 24, 1925 in Monmouth, Illinois to Howard and Frances (Twomey) Meacham. She grew up in Galesburg, Illinois and attended school there.

She was united in marriage to John G. Schlaf in Iowa. The couple settled in Galesburg, Illinois, where Mary was known as an excellent seamstress. Her husband John G. Schlaf died in 1964. Mary married John Crosby and his job required a move to Minnesota. The family settled in Maple Plain and lived there from 1969 through 1978. After that Mary lived in several places in Minnesota, California and Hot Springs, Arkansas, before moving to Buffalo in 1989. Mary worked at the Stars on the Boulevard Restaurant in Buffalo for several years before she purchased the business. She retired as manager of Super America Pizza Hut in December of 2002. Mary enjoyed knitting and loved her granddogs; Louise, Carter and Rey. She was an active member of A.A. for 26 years where she was very proud to have helped many people.

Mary is survived by her children; John H. (Judy) Schlaf of Galesburg, Illinois, Janet Schlaf of Buffalo, Jolene (Jim) Morrisette of Maple Plain, Jennie Sue (Larry) Westbrook of Buffalo, and Jeri (Jack) Veach of Maple Plain. She is also survived by 26 grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild.

Mary is preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Frances Meacham, step-father, Harve Linroth, husband John G. Schlaf, son James Robert, infant daughter Frances Ann, one step brother and one step sister.

Memorial Services will be Saturday, October 2, 2010 at 3:00 pm at the Friendship Center at the Lake Ridge Manor in Buffalo, Minnesota.

Visitation will be from 1:00 pm until the time of services also at the Friendship Center. Rev. Chuck Dake with officiate services.

The Peterson Chapel of Buffalo assisted the family with arrangements.

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  1. Bradley Windhauser

    We moved from Mpls. to Buffalo in 1991. Mary’s place was a great hidden treasure to find in Buffalo. Her work can never be measured. She gave more than most would even think to give. I am glad to have had the chance to meet her.


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