OKEECHOBEE - Edwin John Gross of Okeechobee died July 29, 2014. He was born November 9, 1925 in Farmington, Wisconsin to Gustaf and Bertha Grosskreutz. He proudly served our country for two years in the Navy during WWII
. He also served in the Air Force during the Korean Conflict
. He retired from the Air Force after serving 20 years. During his military career he earned many medals and awards. He came to Okeechobee from Heltonville, Indiana in 1980. Mr. Gross was preceded in death by his father; mother; two sisters and brother. He is survived by his wife, Sarah; two daughters, Linda Hughes and Suzan Marks of Fort Wayne, Indiana; son, Marty Gross of Okeechobee; one grandson; one granddaughter; four great granddaughters all of Fort Wayne, Indiana. No services will be held at this time. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the register book at, www.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com
All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass and Conway families of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972.