Dean Gross, 75, of Salina, died Friday Aug. 23, 2013. He was born Oct 20, 1937 in Lamar, CO, the son of Carl and Mary (Gleason) Gross.
Dean worked in trucking thirty-two years. He was a driver for Santa Fe Frieghtways and terminal manager for Graves Truck Line and Middle West Freightways.
Dean married Janet Newell in Damar on June 17, 1961.
He was a graduate of Salina High and four year veteran of the U.S. Navy.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Richard and Jim; and one sister, Carlene Lamer.
Survivors include -
Son: Kelley of Wichita
Daughter: Michelle Grit of Salina
Brother: Robert of Salina
Five grandchildren: Ryan and Carly Grit
Connor, Kylee, and Karston Gross
Visitation will be from 5:30 to 6:30 PM Wednesday, Aug.28, 2013 at the Ryan Mortuary, 137 N 8th, Salina with a vigil service at 6:30 PM.
A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 AM Thursday, Aug 29,2013 at St Marys Catholic Church with interment at a later date.
There is no viewing as cremation was chosen.
Memorials are to M.D. Anderson Hospital Research, Hospice of Salina, or American Legion Post #62.