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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • Ronald L. Grose

  • Ronald L. Grose, 68, died Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, peacefully in his residence.
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  • Ronald L. Grose, 68, died Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, peacefully in his residence.
    He was born Sept. 18, 1945, in Ness City, to Fred and Martha Foos Grose. He graduated Bazine High School in 1964, and spent 23 years working as a trackman for the Santa Fe Railroad.
    On May 31, 1975, he married Virginia Gerritzen in Great Bend. The couple had two sons and a daughter together.
    In 1981, the couple moved from Bazine to Little River.
    Grose was a member of the United Methodist Church of Little River.
    Gross is survived by his wife of 38 years; two sons, Ron Grose and his wife Samantha of Wichita, and Don Grose and his wife Lindsey of Rogers, Ark.; a daughter, LaDonna Jones, of Spearville; sisters, Karen and Sherry Moore, of Bazine; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by his parents Fred and Martha Grose; and two brothers, Robert and Richard Grose.
    Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, at Birzer Funeral Home in Lyons.
    The funeral service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22 at the United Methodist Church in Little River. The Reverend Joshua Johnson will be officiating.
    Burial will be at Bean Memorial Cemetery in Little River.
    Memorials can be made out to the United Methodist Church in care of the funeral home.
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