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Michael Gross

April 17, 1972 — July 6, 2023

Little Rock, Iowa

     Michael Gross, age 51, of Little Rock, Iowa, died on Thursday, July 6, 2023, at Sibley Specialty Care in Sibley, IA.

     Memorial services will be held at 10:30 AM Monday, July 10, 2023, at the First Presbyterian Church in Little Rock, IA, with Pastor Steve Anderson officiating.

     Burial will follow in the Pleasant View Cemetery in Little Rock, IA.

     Visitation will be Sunday, July 9th from 4:00 to 8:00 PM, with family present from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the First Presbyterian Church of Little Rock.

     Michael Lee Gross was born on April 17, 1972, in Sibley, IA, the son of Leeroy and Delores (Hayenga) Gross.  Michael was born with a heart defect and wasn’t expected to live past age seven.  The Lord blessed him with forty-four more years than his doctors expected.  He grew up in Little Rock and attended George-Little Rock Community Schools, graduating in 1990 from high school.  He then attended Iowa Lakes Community College for two years.  Michael lived in Sioux Falls, SD for a time then moved to Rock Rapids, IA.  Michael was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church since 2012, where he served as a Deacon, and usher.  He was a member of the churches Congregational Care Team and during COVID he took it upon himself to read scripture every day through social media to his fellow parishioners.  He worked several different jobs such as Target and Menards as a cashier.  Michael also worked in management for hotels and motels, and he really enjoyed his time working at “The Inn” in Okoboji.

     Michael enjoyed watching the Dallas Cowboys and the Minnesota Twins on TV, going to the Okoboji Summer Theater, and especially visiting his family.

     Michael is survived by one brother, Mark Gross (significant other, Rebecca Whitacre) of Little Rock, IA; three nieces, Taylor Gross, Kara Whitacre, and Jennifer (Brian) Gerdes; three nephews, Barry (Ami) Gross, Andrew Gross, and Billy (Tori) Gross; brother-in-law, Brian Edelman of Sioux Falls, SD; and other extended family members.

     He was preceded in death by his parents, Leeroy, and Delores Gross; brother, Merlin Gross; and sister, Kathy Gross-Edelman.

 


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Sunday, July 9, 2023

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

First Presbyterian Church - Little Rock

, Little Rock, IA 51243

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Monday, July 10, 2023

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First Presbyterian Church - Little Rock

, Little Rock, IA 51243

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