THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Rudolph E. Gross
Issue Date: April 24, 2014
Rudolph Edward Gross, 85, of Menominee, Mi., passed away Sunday, April 20 at the Luther Home in Marinette.
Born Jan. 15, 1929 in Milwaukee to Stephen and Viola (Eland) Gross, the family moved to Menominee when he was 14. In December of 1950, he joined the military and fought in the Korean War where he was a weapons instructor. After returning home, he worked at L.E. Jones Company for 44 years. On March 3, 1962, he married Gail LaCombe and she preceded him in death on May 29, 2007. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cards and watching TV.
He is survived by a daughter, Michelle (Dean) Shepeck, of Menominee, Mi.; two sons, Mark Gross, of Menominee, Mi. and Rudy (Jennifer) Gross, of Stephenson, Mi.; eight grandchildren and a great-grandson.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Gail; a son Darrin; two sisters and two brothers.
Visitation was held on Tuesday, April 22 at Thielen Funeral Home, Marinette from 5 p.m. until time of service at 7 p.m., with Deacon Vince Beckley officiating. Burial was in Forest Home Cemetery. Cadieu Thielen Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.