On April 21, 2021, Joseph Harvey Gross lost his two-year battle with cancer. Joe was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on June 15, 1972. A few years later, the family moved to western Wisconsin, where he received his primary and secondary education. He was a member of the Boy Scouts and the Pierce County 4-H Club.
In 1984 he was confirmed in the Catholic Faith by Archbishop Marcel Lefebve in St. Paul, MN. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the US Army, becoming a paratrooper. After being discharged, he lived in Winona, MN., where he held various jobs. After moving to St. Marys in 2001, he was employed at the Onyx Collection.
He met Jeanette (Thomas), the love of his life in St. Marys; They were married in 2011 at Assumption Chapel.
Joseph was preceded in death by his grandparents, his uncle Merlin Futterlieb and his younger brother Christopher.
His wife Jeanette survives in the home with his son Olaf and daughter Adeleide; his parents Ronald and Jane (Futterlieb) Gross; in-laws Lee and Patricia (Lyman) Thomas; his sister Marion LeSage (Charlie); his aunt Judy Futterlieb; God Parents, Richard, and Jane Groff; cousin Christine (Andy) Hartung; sister-in-law, Katrina (Kaiser) Gross; nephews, Xavier and Isaac LeSage, Lucian and Edmund Gross; nieces, Aurelia, Zoe, Beatrice, and Genevieve Gross. Also mourning his untimely death are many dear friends, namely Kelsey and Angela (Trummer) Palmer, Casey and Sarah (Stevens) Cain, Isaiah and Tanya (Fank) Freeman, and many Onyx workmates.
Requiem Mass will be at 9:00 A. M. Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at Assumption Chapel with burial at Our Lady of Peace Cemetery. Joe will lie in state from 2:00 until 4:00 P.M. Tuesday at the funeral home with a rosary to follow at 5:20 P.M. at Assumption Chapel.
Memorial contributions to help with funeral cost can be sent to Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple Street, St. Marys, Kansas 66536