Oct. 7, 1938-April 2, 2014
Myron was born Oct. 7, 1938, in Wisconsin Rapids, the son of Nicholas and Thelma (Westover) Gross. He graduated from Wild Rose High School and in July of 1960, Myron married Ruth M. Hanson at Saxeville Baptist Church.
He worked in the Wild Rose box factory and then served our country in the United States Air Force for four years. Myron was employed by Speed Queen in Ripon, retiring after 38 years of service. His biggest hobbies were hunting, fishing and sports, Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers and Bucks.
Myron and Ruth spent two decades fishing Lake Michigan from their Algoma Fish Camp. Myron was a very active member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ripon serving as usher, Church Council President and organizing the welcoming of refugees.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years: Ruth Gross, Ripon; two sons: Timothy Gross, Ripon, and Shawn (Meg) Gross, Oshkosh; and three grandchildren: Adam Gross, West Salem, Gina Gross, Milwaukee, and Nathan Gross, Appleton. Myron was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation for Myron was held April 4 at Butzin-Marchant Funeral Home and again on April 5 at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Funeral service for Myron were held on April 5 at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ripon, with Reverend Charles R. Thompson officiating. Inurnment will take place at Pine River Cemetery in Pine River at a later date. Memorials may be directed to a charity of your choice.
Butzin-Marchant Funeral Home, Ripon, assisted the family with arrangements, www.butzinmarchant.com.