Dr. Arvin J. Crose

Collinsville | Wednesday, March 9 2022 |

Dr. Arvin J. Crose, 87, died at 2:15 a.m. on Wednesday, March 9, 2022, at his residence. 

He was born May 16, 1934, in Salem, Oregon the son of the late Alvin and Lillie Arvilla (Blake) Crose.  He was a U.S. Army Veteran and retired as a Dentist in Godfrey in 1999. Arvin was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Dell Crose on January 15, 1988.  He married Betty Mills-Crose of Collinsville, IL on May 22, 2005, in Caseyville, IL.  They enjoyed many years traveling together. 

Surviving are his daughters, Mary D.  Cozart of Laughlin, Nevada, Anne C.  Gonzalez of Warrenton, MO, and Lynne J. Wheeler of Jeffersonville, Indiana, and seven grandchildren.  Also surviving are his children by marriage, Delores Harper of Franklin, TN, Glyn Adams of Troy, IL, Paul Brewer of Pocahontas, IL, Keith Brewer of Collinsville, IL, and Robert Brewer of Alton, IL, six grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. 

Besides his first wife, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Julie Crose Dickinson. 

Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 14, 2022, at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey, IL. Rabbi Lynn Fineberg will officiate.  Memorials may be made to the Beit Tefilah Messianic Congregation in St. Louis, MO, or The Greater Alton Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Additional information and online guest book may be found at

Obit Provided By:
Gent Funeral Home

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