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Alice F. Mross
Alice F. (VanHulla) Mross, 95, of Cambridge, formerly of Niagara, passed away Friday, Aug. 22 at the UW-Madison Hospital.
Born March 20, 1919 in Niagara, to Joseph and Alma (Barry) VanHulla, she grew up in Niagara and graduated valedictorian from Niagara High School in 1937. She then graduated from Miss Browns Business College near downtown Milwaukee and met John Mross while dancing at the Eagles Ballroom in Milwaukee. While dating John, she traveled to Washington D.C. and worked for the War Production Board, which was the start of many enjoyable trips out west and down the coast to Long Beach for her, and her sister Marie and friends. She later worked at Douglas Aircraft and she and John married on May 21, 1949. The couple settled in Franklin, where they raised their three children. He preceded her in death in 1996.
Active in St. James Parish, she worked, taught and volunteered her time and life to God. She later moved to Niagara to be closer to many close and dear relatives. In later years, she suffered with pain, her body could no longer keep up and her mind seemed to forget even the ones she loved, but she never complained.
She is survived by a son, Alan (Cindy) Mross, of Middleton; two daughters, Nancy (Lyle) Rudolph and Linda Mross, of Cambridge and a sister, Marie Oja, of Niagara.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Lou, Norma and Theresa and a brother, Ken.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, Aug. 30 from 10 a.m. until time of a Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Niagara. Rev. Fr. Matt Settle will officiate with burial in Chapel Hill Cemetery, Greenfield. Jacobs Funeral Home, Niagara Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.
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