A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, at St. Bronislava Catholic Church in Plover, with Msgr. Jeffrey Burrill officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will be at the Pisarski Community Funeral Home and CremationCenter, 2911 Plover Road, Plover, from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and at the church from 9:30 a.m. Thursday until the Mass. There will be a parish rosary at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
A memorial in his name will be established at a later date.
Condolences may be offered online at www.pisarskifuneralhome.com.
Mr. Ross was born March 29, 1927, in Kalamazoo, Mich., a son of the late Walter and Angeline (Lapinski) Ross. He attended local grade schools and P.J.JacobsHigh School.
He entered the U.S. Army Nov. 23, 1945, in Chicago, Ill. He served as a sergeant with the HQ CO. WPBC as an engineer operator. He was honorably discharged Jan. 27, 1947, at Fort Sheridan, Ill.
He was married to Geraldine “Gerri” Adams Oct. 21, 1950, at St. Bronislava Catholic Church in Plover.
After the marriage the couple settled in Milwaukee and Mosinee before returning to the Plover area in 1962.
He owned and operated A & R Auto Services for a number of years with his brother-in-law before he started Badger Motors Auto Salvage. His sons purchased the business in 2006, but he continued to help them until 2008 when he retired due to health.
He spent time at the cottage in Mercer, which he and his family built.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Doug (Sue) and Jim (Dixie Rosenthal), both of Plover; one daughter, Debbie (Bill) Sniadajewski, Plover; one sister, Betty LaPresti, Milwaukee; and two grandsons, Ryan Ross and Brandon Sniadajewski.
He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Morris Roszak, Ted Ross and Bob Ross; and three sisters, Marge Hovseth, Grace Schmit and Irene Yach.