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George Gross

The funeral for George G. Gross, 77, Napoleon, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church in Napoleon. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church. Burial will be at St. Philip Neri Catholic Cemetery.

George G. Gross, son of George A. and Frances (Schwartzenberger) Gross, was born Nov. 3, 1941, on the farm and attended Hills Country School. He was the seventh and youngest boy of 11. George married Elaine Mary Johs on Sept. 15, 1964, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, rural Napoleon. They lived in Wishek until they moved to the family farm south of Napoleon in 1966, until George retired in 1994. They then moved to town, where they started G&E Holiday Specialties from 1995 to 1998.

George loved to play card games, hearts on the computer and visit and play pranks on friends and family. He loved to entertain people by playing drums in a band with his wife, Elaine, and Benjamin and Delphine Vetter. He enjoyed fishing, rides on the pontoon, family trail rides, family gatherings and being a favorite uncle to many nieces and nephews. He was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus.

George passed away Nov. 25, 2018, at CHI St. Alexius Medical Center, Bismarck, surrounded by his family. He was 77 years old.

George is survived by, his wife, Elaine; one son, Terry (Stacey) Gross; four daughters, Lori (Eddie Jr.) Kramer, Kim (Brian) Zins, Peggy (Loran) Urlacher and Sandy (Shawn) Brown; one brother, Msgr. Valentine Gross; four sisters, Mary (John) Vetter, Veronica (Wilfred) Masset, Lucille Scherr, Donna Mae Hoffmann; brothers-in-law, Edwin Ternes, Don (Leona) Hertz; sisters-in-law, Christine Gross, Mary Ann Gross; 15 grandchildren, Tyler (Anna), Tatum, Tristan and Tess Gross, Eddie III, Bobbi (Savanna), Nicolas and Mac Kramer, Kaitlyn (Phillip) Vetter and Kendra Zins, Aaron and Ethan Urlacher, Johnathan Marshall and Dallas and Dakota Brown. They also have four great-grandchildren, Liam, Edyn and Baby Vetter and Brielle Gross.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Francis and George A. Gross; his step-mother, Julia Gross; his mother and father-in-law, Eva and Carl Johs; his brothers, Clemens and Joe Gross; his sisters, Frances Lindeman, Barbara Ternes and Helen Hertz; his brothers-in-law, Clarence Lindeman, Terry Scherr, Matt Vetter, and Tony Sperle.

Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Napoleon, entrusted with arrangements. Share memories and sign online guest book at

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