Proctor, Carson Ross Age 37, of Crystal, MN, passed away Sunday, April 21st, 2013 peacefully after a 2 year and 3 month battle with leukemia. Ross was able to courageously beat cancer, however he too soon joined the Lord due to complications from a bone marrow transplant. Ross was born on Halloween in 1975, and grew up in Eau Claire, WI where he graduated from North High School. He attended McNally Smith School of Music in St. Paul and worked for eleven years as an ink technician for Color Converting Inc/Siegwerk. Ross was preceded in death by his father, Carson W. Proctor. He is survived by so many who loved him: his wife of eight years, Rachel, his mother Kathryn Proctor Duax (David), sister, Kim Proctor (Buster Evers), brothers, Kurt (Deb) Proctor, and Brett Proctor: Aunt, Martha Smiley; cousins John and Richard Gentry; Aunt and Uncle, James and Laurie Erdman, parents-in-law Michael and Jeanne Putnam, Paul (Lynda) Putnam, Michelle (Scott) Putnam, Helen (Jonny) Twingley, nieces Faith, Kayela Marie, Gabriella, Eve and his best friend Lance Siler, and last but not least, his beloved cats Puddin', Rufus, and dog Greta. Ross loved life, his beloved wife, nature, his Faith, music, photography, a good cup of coffee, a pint of fine beer and traveling. Ross handled his cancer journey hand-in-hand with his wife, Rachel, facing each day with strength, faith and courage. His kindness and gentle soul touched everyone who came into contact with him. His family would like to express heartfelt thanks to the entire medical staff at the University of Minnesota for showing our beloved Ross kindness, intelligence, honesty, compassion and care, specifically Dr. Daniel Weisdorf, Lucy Reinhardt, PA, Claire Carrier, PA, and Dr. Gregory Vercellotti. A service will be held at St. James Lutheran Church, 6700 46th Place North, Crystal, MN 55428 on Saturday, May 4th at 11 AM. The family requests that guests wear bright, cheery colors, to celebrate Ross's life. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ross and Rachel Proctor Family Fund. https://www.giveforward.com
This obituary was originally published in the Star Tribune.