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Herbert J. Gross

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Gross, Herbert J. Of Menomonee Falls, August 24, 2013, age 87 years. Beloved husband for 65 years, of Ella. Loving father of Julia (William) Davis, Jeanne (Daniel) Smith, Mary (Alton) Olson, Herb (Teri) and Peter (Debbie) Gross. Dear brother of Virginia Doherty. Further survived by 16 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, August 29, at 11AM, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church (MEET AT CHURCH), N74 W13604 Appleton Ave., Menomonee Falls, with Military Honors to follow at St. Anthony's Church Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday, August 28, from 4-8PM AT THE FUNERAL HOME. Memorials to Community Memorial Hospital Foundation appreciated. Herb served in the 4th Armoured Division (Patton's Best) in the U.S. Army during World War II. He served in 4 Campaigns-Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes and Rhineland including the Battle of the Bulge and the Siege of Bastogne. He was a graduate of St. Anthony's Grade School. Menomonee Falls High School and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Marquette University. Herb was instrumental in the formation of the Village of Menomonee Falls as we now know it, and the establishment of Community Memorial Hospital. He was a member of the Menomonee Falls Kiwanis Club, served on the Waukesha County Board along with many other civic endeavors. The Gross Family would like to give a "special thanks" to the staff at Community Memorial Hospital for all the compassion and care they gave to Herb especially Dr. Patel and Dr. Todd. Herb had an absolute love of family.

Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Aug. 27, 2013
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