ROLLA, Mo. — John Scott Gross, 53, of Rolla, Mo., and formerly of Huron, passed away Monday March 9, 2020.
To properly celebrate John’s life with all of his family and friends, services will be held at a later date due to COVID-19-related travel concerns.
John was born on May 2, 1967 in Huron to Bud and Rita Gross. John was married to Amy (Brink) Kruse from 1989-2008. Together they had three sons, Alex, Noah, and Will, whom he treasured. His greatest passions were drawing and painting, coaching, and his military career. John retired as a Master Sergeant from the Army Reserves in 2019, concluding 32 years of loyal and devoted service.
John is survived by his children Alex (Taylor) Gross of Saint Paul, Noah (Rachel Smith) Gross of Sioux Falls, Will Gross of Vermillion, his mother, Rita Gross of Huron, his siblings, Cindy Sechser of Omaha, Neb., Sally (Russ) Trier of Kulpsville, Pa., Mary Langbehn of Wolsey, Danny Gross of Port Lavaca, Texas, Michelle (Paul) Lavallee of Sioux Falls, and Sheila (Gordon) Wollman of Huron, and many nieces and nephews.
John is preceded in death by his grandparents W.W. and Oma Gross of Burdette, John and Mary Tiernan of Faulkton, his father Bud Gross of Huron, brothers-in-law Rich Langbehn of Wolsey and Jim Sechser of Omaha, and many aunts and uncles.