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Robert David Gross
August 29, 1937 ~ September 2, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old
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Robert David Gross, age 86, of Holbrook, NE, passed away at the Central Nebraska Veterans Home in Kearney NE on September 2, 2023. He was born in Ellis, KS on August 29, 1937, to Marcellus and Bertha Gross. Robert graduated from Nebraska School of Agriculture High School in Curtis, NE in 1955. On September 27, 1955, he joined the United States Navy. He served as a Naval Sea Bee in the Atlantic Operations Area. Robert was Honorably Discharged September 26, 1961.
Robert returned home to the family farm north of Holbrook. On August 18, 1969, he was united in marriage to Rosietta Gross at Hays, KS at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church of Cambridge. He was a Lector, at St. John’s for over 40 years. He played saxophone for years in polka bands in Southwest, NE. Robert raised cattle, corn, wheat, and worked as a crop insurance adjuster for 19 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Marcellus and Bertha; sister, Calysta Rohr.
Robert is survived by his wife of 54 years, Rosiette of Holbrook; three sons, David Gross of North Platte, Kevin (Tara) Gross of Cambridge and Jason (April) Gross of Litchfield, NE; eight grandchildren.
Rosary will be recited at 10:00 am with Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 am on Saturday, September 9, 2023, at St. John's Catholic Church in Cambridge with Father Ken Wehrs as celebrant. Interment will be in St. John's Catholic Cemetery in Cambridge with Military Honors by the United States Navy Honors Detail. Friends may leave online condolences at lockenour.com. Memorials may be left in Robert's name to either Aseracare Hospice or the Alzheimer's Association. Lockenour-Jones Mortuary has been entrusted with arrangements.