2018-07-08 / Obituaries


LAVERN GEORGE GROSS, of Corunna, 87, passed away on Monday, July 2, 2018. LaVern was born on March 10, 1931 to Allis and Clara (Weisenberger) Gross in Owosso. He served in the United States Army from 1953 to 1955. LaVern married JoAnne Ach on December 10, 1953; they celebrated 53 years of marriage before she predeceased him in 2006. He then married Janet Annabelle on May 16, 2009. LaVern worked for Michigan Brick as a kiln fireman for many years. During his life, he enjoyed camping, farming, and snowmobiling. He was a handyman and was always doing odd jobs around his home. Most of all, LaVern loved being with his family and friends.

LaVern is survived by his second wife, Janet Gross; his children, Ronald (Kimberly) Gross and Theresa Phelps; his grandsons, Jeremy and Evan Phelps, and Kyle, Hannon Gross, and Layne Gross; his step-grandchildren, Melissa, Catie, Toni, and Kelly Rase; his great-grandchildren, Kasen, Izabella, Talon, and Blakeslee Gross, and Keyland Dukaj; and his sister, Marion Birchmeier. He was predeceased by his first wife, JoAnne Gross; his parents; and his two brothers, and three sisters.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at St. Robert Catholic Church in Flushing. Burial followed at Elmwood Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to the Nelson-House Funeral Homes New Lothrop Chapel. Memorial contributions are suggested to the family. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.nelson-house.com.

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