Arlo Orin Crossland

Arlo Orin Crossland, 88, of 2100 Cherry Lane Estates S., Quincy, died at 10 p.m. Monday (July 14, 2014) in the Good Samaritan Home.

Arlo was born April 7, 1926, in Bowen, the son of Dr. Orin Harry and Mabel Golden Thompson Crossland. On Feb. 12, 1947 he married Norma Eilene Raper in Bowen. She survives.

Arlo was a 1944 graduate of Bowen High School. He joined the United States Army while still in high school. Following graduation, he began a pilot training program, but eventually moved to the Military Police as World War II was winding down. After returning from the service in 1946, Arlo started Crossland's Locker Service along with his father, Orin, and his brother, Maurice. Arlo continued to own and operate that business as Crossland's Meat Processing after Orin and Maurice passed away. The business closed in 1993 after 47 years.

Arlo was a lifetime member of Bowen United Methodist Church, and he had been a member of Vermont Street United Methodist Church since 2000. He was also a member of the Good Samaritan Home Uncle Sams. In his spare time,

Arlo enjoyed woodworking and photography.

In addition to his wife, survivors include two sons, Brent L. (Krista) Crossland of Petersburg, and Lyle D. (Teresa) Crossland of St. Louis; five grandchildren, Jeremy Crossland of Jacksonville, Fla., Matthew Crossland of Jacksonville; Fla., Sean Crossland of Salt Lake City, Taylor Crossland of St. Louis, and Elliot Crossland of St. Louis; a brother, Dr. Merle (Ann) Crossland of Quincy; three sisters, Edith Glosecki of Seattle, Wash., Gladys (Carl) Koehser of Quincy; and Rosalie (James) Jacobs of Quincy; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arlo was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son, Curtis Wayne Crossland; a brother, Maurice Crossland and his wife, Marjorie; and a brother-in-law, Andy Glosecki.

SERVICES: 1 p.m. Friday, July 18, in the Hansen-Spear Funeral Home, with the Rev. Patty Johanson and Chaplain James Riley officiating. Burial will be in Bowen Cemetery

VISITATION: 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 17, in the Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.

MEMORIALS: Vermont Street United Methodist Church or Good Samaritan Home or Chaddock Children's Foundation.

ARRANGEMENTS: Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.


Condolences may be expressed online at

Funeral Home

Hansen-Spear Funeral Home
1535 State Street Quincy, IL 62301
(217) 222-4907

Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from July 16 to July 18, 2014