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Gerald James Ross, Jr.

August 14, 1948 November 10, 2018
Gerald James Ross, Jr.
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Obituary for Gerald James Ross, Jr.

Gerald James Ross, Jr. age 70 of Burr Oak, Michigan passed away early Saturday morning November 10, 2018 at the Goshen Hospital in Goshen, Indiana.
He was born August 14, 1948 in Alma, Michigan son of the late Gerald James and Beatrice (Oswald) Ross.
Jerry resided in the Sturgis and Burr Oak area since 1989 coming from St. Louis, Michigan where he had lived his entire life.
On September 24, 1966, he married Betty Ludwick in St. Louis.
Most of Jerry’s working life was spent in the poultry industry. He retired from King Farms in Burr Oak following 17 years of dedicated employment.
He was an active, dedicated member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sturgis where he served on the church council. He was also a member of the St. Joseph County Conservation and Sportsman Club, the National Rifle Association where he was certified as a range safety officer. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and loved spending time with his family.
Jerry is survived by his loving and dedicated wife of 52 years: Betty; three sons: Gerald (Kimberly) Ross, III of Dayton, Ohio; Gregory (Carista) Ross of St. Louis; and Anthony Ross of Burr Oak; five grandchildren: Elizabeth (Matthew) Ross-Jones of Alliance, Ohio; Alexander Ross of Akron, Ohio; Caliesha Ross of St. Louis; Nathaniel Ross of Alliance, Ohio; and Rebekah (Dolly) Ross of St. Louis; two sisters: Kathy (Jim) Johnson of St. Louis; and Laura Lee (Bruce) Harrier of Riverdale; three brothers: Bob (Caroline) Ross, Tom (Vickie) Ross, and Tracy (Carla) Ross all of St. Louis; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three children: Angela Ross, 1967, Daniel Ross, 1971 and Andrew Ross, 2003.
The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 P.M. Thursday at the Rosenberg Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes, 807 E. Chicago Rd., Sturgis, MI 49091, 269-651-3284. Funeral services celebrating the life of Gerald James Ross, Jr. will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday at the St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sturgis. The Rev. Darin Warnacke will officiate. The cemetery committal will take place Saturday at 11:00 A.M. in the chapel of Chapel Gardens Cemetery in Elwell.
The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mr. Ross’ memory consider Special Olympics Area 18 c/o: Mike Houck, 66332 Austrian Way, Sturgis, MI 49091 or the Goshen Cancer Center, 200 High Park Ave., Goshen, IN 46526.
The obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhomes.com where personal messages of support may be left for the family.


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Visitation

Thursday

15

Nov

6:00 PM 11/15/2018 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 11/15/2018 8:00:00 PM
Rosenberg Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes

807 E. Chicago Rd
Sturgis, MI 49091

Rosenberg Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes
807 E. Chicago Rd Sturgis 49091 MI
United States

Service

Friday

16

Nov

11:00 AM 11/16/2018 11:00:00 AM
St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church

1108 E. Lafayette Street
Sturgis, MI 49091

St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church
1108 E. Lafayette Street Sturgis 49091 MI
United States

Graveside

Saturday

17

Nov

11:00 AM 11/17/2018 11:00:00 AM
Chapel Gardens Cemetery

6798 W. Monroe Road
Elwell, Michigan 48801

Chapel Gardens Cemetery
6798 W. Monroe Road Elwell 48801 Michigan
United States

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Chapel Gardens Cemetery Final Resting Place

6798 W. Monroe Road
Elwell, Michigan 48801

6798 W. Monroe Road Elwell 48801 Michigan
United States
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