Hope A. Gross
Tuesday, April 1, 1997
Date of Death:
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
24 years old
Hope A. Gross
Hope A. (Collins) Gross – Rochester
Hope Aleczandra Gross, 24, of Rochester, MN and her unborn child died unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at home. She was born Apr. 1, 1997 in Chicago, IL to Emily Anderson and Gregory Collins.
She graduated from Middleton High School in 2015, earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Winona State University in 2019 and in 2020 completed her Master’s degree at Capella University. She worked as a patient account coordinator for Centric Healthcare and had recently applied to her dream job of Psycometrist at Mayo Clinic. On Oct. 24, 2020, she married the love of her life, Carter Gross, in Madison, WI. They settled in Rochester, MN, where they were starting a family.
Hope was a never-ending source of joy to those around her. Her enthusiasm was contagious and her determination inspiring. She was a grade-schooler organizing walks to raise money for juvenile diabetes research, a soccer teammate and friend willing to go the extra mile, a cherished daughter and sister, beloved wife and mother-to-be, a voracious reader, animal lover, compassionate soul, and the girl with the magnetic smile who brightened every room with her presence and fully embodied her name.
Hope is survived by her husband, Carter Gross; mother and sister, Emily Anderson and Ellie Collins; father, Greg (Laurie) Collins; parents-in-law, Adam and Andrea Gross; brothers-in-law, Brady and Bennett Gross; aunt, Kristin Anderson; uncles, James and Justin (Liz) Anderson and Jay (Charis) Collins; cousin, Owain Collins; grandparents, John and Deborah Anderson, and Tom and Lynda Collins; her dog Bandit and hedgehog Steve Harvey; other relatives and countless friends.
Memorial services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 6, 2021 in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home, 1105 12th SE, Rochester, MN. Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The family of Hope A. Gross has received the following condolences.
Our heartfelt prayers are with all of you. We will continue to keep you close in our hearts and prayers in the days ahead. Hope was such a sweet and wonderful part of all of you - God’s comfort and strength.
Love, Karen, Shay and Kara
Dear Anderson and Gross Families,
We are heartbroken to learn of Hope’s passing. She had so much left to experience here on earth. Hope had a light that illuminated from within. She had her Grandma Debbie’s beautiful smile, as all the Anderson kids do. While we didn’t get to see her in person often, it was a joy and privilege to watch her grow up through the years. Our hearts are with Carter, Emily, Ellie, and family. Praying you all find the strength you’ll need in the coming days.
With love, The Rabays
To the Gross / Collins / Anderson Family,
We're co-worker's of Greg Collins. Hope's loss is heartbreaking. Our deepest condolences to Carter and each of you at this time. We will give a small gift in Hope's name and memory.
Hope and each of you are in our thoughts at this moment.
-Greg Adams, Julie Bauer, & Chris Hurst
I am so incredibly sorry to hear of this loss. I have fond memories of Hope from my friendship with Kristin. She was always a sweet beautiful girl and this is so heartbreaking to hear. My thoughts, prayers and love are with all of you during this time. May your memories help you through this time.
I only knew and was friends with Hope for a couple of years in high school. We had a few classes together so while my memories of her aren’t great in number, they are great in quality and that’s thanks in large part to who she was as a person. Hope was bright, hilarious, kind and such a genuine and happy human being. People with a personality as lovely as Hope’s are few and far between. Hearing of her passing was shocking and heartbreaking. To her loved ones, I am so sorry for your loss.
My heart broke to learn of Hope's passing. My daughter Valya played soccer with Hope when they were in middle school. We remember her as a goalie with a bright smile and bubbly personality. We extend our condolences to the family and want you to know that after all of these years we remember your sweet girl, Hope.
Lynn and Valya Brady
Hope was more than a sister to me. She was a bright light in dark times and had the best smile. She was there for every moment I needed her and deserved more time. I will miss riding around in her car listening to BadSuns and going on adventures with her. I will miss her calling me ?AlySpoon? and her tight hugs. I am so thankful for the gift of her time with us and will cherish every memory I can. We always measured time in terms of how long it took to eat a taco, so we will see her again in a few more tacos. I have so much love for her and it will never fade. She lives on in the memory of so many people. Sending all my love and strength to you.