|Roger D. Gross|
|July 24, 1950 - November 25, 2011|
|Visitation: Tuesday from 12:00 - 1:00 PM November 29, 2011 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 201 1st street, Colona, IL|
|Mass of Christian Burial: Tuesday at 1:00 PM November 29, 2011 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Colona, IL|
|Interment: Tuesday November 29, 2011 at Calvary Cemetery, Rock Island |
Roger D. Gross, 61, of Silvis, died Friday, November 25, 2011 at Genesis Medical Center, Illini Campus, in Silvis. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 PM Tuesday at St. Patrickís Catholic Church, 201 1st Street, Colona. Visitation will be an hour prior at church. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery, Rock Island. In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude-Childrenís Research Hospital.
Roger was born July 24, 1950 in Rock Island, the son of Maurice and Mary Solomon Gross.
Roger loved spending time with his family, especially his nieces and nephews. He had a special interest in classic trains and cars. He also enjoyed playing cards and acting as a private Santa around Christmas.
Roger was a member at St. Patrickís Catholic Church in Colona, and was a part of the Father Pro Menís Club at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Silvis.
He is survived by his sisters; Shirley Murray, Murray, KY, Clara (Peter) DeKlein, Murray, KY, and Romona (Roger) Asleson, Princeton, IA; brother, John (Rita) Gross, Rock Island; and many nieces and nephews.
Roger was preceded in death by his parents.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.wheelanpressly.com
Mona~ My Heart goes out to Your family
we all grew up together Colona School & UTHS Roger will be very missed
-- Terry Holder Lampo
ROGER PLEASE REST IN PEACE. YOU WORKED SO HARD TAKING CARE OF OUR PARENTS, IT IS YOUR TIME TO BE TAKEN CARE OF.PLEASE TELL THEM BOTH I LOVE THEM AND I WILL SEE YOU ALL WHEN IT'S MY TIME. LOVE&MISS YOU ALREADY.YOUR BROTHER & FRIEND FOREVER JOHN. GOD BLESS
-- JOHN W. GROSS
Mona and Family, Was so sorry to hear of your brother Roger's passing. He will be missed and remembered by many. My thoughts are with you at this time. Kathy
-- Kathy Hains McKitrick
Mona, Was so sorry to hear of your brother Roger's passing.Know he will be missed and remember by many. My thought's are with you and your family at this time Kathy
-- Kathy McKitrick
Rest in Peace Brother Roger.
You gave your whole life to others.
Taking care of our Parents, you did your best and I Love for that.
You never asked for anything in return for the care you gave them.
I will always miss and Love you Bub.
Until we meet again at those pearly gates, I will hold you in my Heart.
Tell Mom , Dad and my Bill, I will see you again, when my time on this earth is through.
Rest in Peace.
Your Sister Shirley
-- Shirley Murray
Never forget yesterday,
But always live for today...
Because you never know what tomorrow can bring,
Or what it can take away...RIP Uncle Roger
-- John W Gross Jr.
RIP Unkie, you will be missed and never forgotten! I always loved you and always will! Til we meet again!
-- Maryann Murray Harrison
Please accept our sympathy on the loss of your brother. We have fond memories of being neighbors to your folks and Roger.
-- Keith and Carol Curry
Roger and Ramona were classmates at UTHS and I remember seeing them together in the hallways. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
-- Debbie Holt -Collis
UNCLE ROGER I'M VERY SORRY I CAN'T BE THERE FOR YOU TODAY.I DO PROMISE YOU, I WILL CHANGE MY LIFE.YOU HAVE MY WORD.I WILL LOOK AFTER MOM & DAD. YOU ARE THE GREATEST I WILL AIWAYS LOVE YOU & REMEMBER YOU IN MY PRAYERS. LOVE NOW AND FOREVER. PAULA MARIE
-- PAULA GROSS CALDWELL
Mona, I was so sad to hear that your brother had passed away. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Love you guys!
-- Dawn McKitrick Frakes
Dear Family of Roger: We are so sorry for your loss. Roger will always be remembered as one of our favorite high school classmates. Our thoughts and our prayers are with all of you.
-- Bob and Lucia (Veryzer) Bertram
so sorry to hear of your loss.remember we are not human beings on this earth ,having a spiritual experience . we are spirtited beings here having a human experince. LOVE LINDA
-- linda moreland
I am so sorry for your loss.
Roger was one of my childhood friends. We grew up together. And I have many warm and fuzzy memories with him and Mona. If he grew up to be the man I bet he was, then he will be sorely missed. Rest in Peace my sweet friend, your memories live on in everyone who you touched.
-- Arlene Britton Showalter