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Louise Gross

July 20, 1930 ~ March 30, 2017 (age 86)
Louise Gross,

86, died at 4:15 AM on Thursday, March 30, 2017, at Memorial Mennonite Home in Bluffton, Ohio, surrounded by her family.

Josephine was born on Sunday, July 20, 1930, in Lima, to Pasquale (Bavaro) and Alexandria (Capone) Bowers. On Saturday, July 19, 1947, she married Robert E. Gross Sr. who preceded her in death September 19, 2006.

Louise had worked at Greggs Department Store, Candy Cane Corner and then at Gross & Sons Custom Millwork (founded and operated by her husband). She was a member of St. Gerard Catholic Church where she was a member of the Ladies Alter Rosary Society. She was inducted, with her husband, into their Wall of Fame in 2001. She loved meeting and working with people.

She is survived by: sons, Robert E. (Nancy) Gross, Jr., James H. (Debra) Gross, Rick (Kris) Gross, and Dennis L. (Lisa) Gross, all of Lima; daughter, Elizabeth Jane (Joseph, Jr.) Stein, Tiffin; brother, Anthony (Audra) Bowers, Lima; eleven grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren; three sister-in-laws, Shirley Wolford, Dorothy Jarvis and Argyle Gross and many nieces and nephews

She was preceded in death by: daughter, Jean Ann Patton; brothers, William, Nicholas, Joseph, and Renold Bowers and sister, Lena Aab.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 8 PM on Monday, April 3, 2017 at Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home in Lima, Ohio.

A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10 AM on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at St. Gerard Catholic Church in Lima, Ohio. Father Jim Szobonya will officiate. Interment will be in Gethsemani Cemetery, Lima, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 740 Commerce Drive, Suite B, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551 or Alzheimer's Association, 3400 W. Elm St., Lima, Ohio, 45807.

Condolences may be expressed at

Cemetery Details

2001 Spencerville Road
Lima, OH, 45805


APR 3. 02:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home

920 N Cable Road

Lima, OH, US, 45805

Mass of Christian Burial

APR 4. 10:00 AM

St. Gerards Catholic Church

240 West Robb Ave.

Lima, OH, US

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