Beverly Jean Gross
Sunday, September 12, 1948
Date of Death:
Thursday, August 20, 2020
71 years old
Beverly Jean Gross
Beverly “Bev” Jean Gross, 71, of Rochester, MN, died Thursday, August 20th, 2020 at St. Mary’s Hospital.
Bev was born on September 12, 1948 in Baltimore, MD to Ivan and Esther Gehrman. Her father was in the Navy and the family moved to several cities before settling in Turtle Lake, WI. She graduated from Turtle Lake High School in 1966. After high school she moved to the Twin Cities area and worked for Sears Roebuck and Co. On August 24th 1968, she married her high school sweetheart Gary Gross at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Turtle Lake, WI. The couple moved to Eau Claire, WI before settling down in Rochester, MN. Bev worked at Sears in the Rochester area for many years before pausing to raise her children. She went back to work at Sears and retired in 2007.
Bev loved her family, her beloved pets, all animals, putting together puzzles, traveling, cheering on her husband and son at ski or mountain bike races, singing along to any Beatles song and reading Stephen King novels. Gary and Bev traveled to Europe multiple times and enjoyed watching the Tour de France bike race together. She also loved to go to Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney concerts. She enjoyed gardening, canning and cooking.
She is survived by her husband Gary, son Cory (Sabrina) Gross of Stillwater, MN, and daughter Angela (Matt) Sorenson of Rochester, MN; grandchildren (Reed, Ayda, Fern and Graham); sisters (Kathy, Cheryl and Debbie) and brother (Bucky); numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her mother, father and one brother (Bo).
A private family burial will be held in September at Oakwood East Cemetery in Rochester. A celebration of life event will be held at a later date to be determined.
Because of her love of animals, memorials are preferred to the Rochester Paws and Claws organization (pawsandclaws.org).
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You may not remember me. I worked in Purchasing at Mayo for many years.
I am so sorry to hear of your loss.
Gods Peace to you and your family at this difficult time.
Gary. So sorry to hear about Bev’s passing. I enjoyed the time we shared working at Channel 1 and will remember her gentle manner and smile.
Gary and family. So sorry to hear about Bev. I was so shocked to see her picture. We worked together for many years at Sears. I know she loved all of you so much. Our prayers will be with your family.
Gary & family, Our deepest sympathy at Beverly's passing. Please know that we're keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
Dear Gary and family,
Norm and I are so deeply saddened by Bev's passing. It was a shock to both of us. We are thinking of you, your kids, and grand kids. She will be greatly missed. We hope you can find some peace in her memory. So very sorry dear friend for your loss.