Michael Ross, 1962 – 2016

ross-mikeA service of remembrance was held Wednesday, Dec. 7, at Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home in Jefferson for Michael Lee Ross, 54, of Grand Junction.

Pastor Steve Ransom of the First United Methodist Church in Grand Junction offered words of comfort. Honorary bearers were Dewey Phipps, Bob Ross, Mike Fields, Clay Cook, Danny Fields, Kevin Eckas and Steve Drake.

Casket bearers were Hunter Cook, Eric Higgins, Danny Newton, Larry Silbaugh, Darin Ross and Jack Sherrick. Interment was at the Junction Township Cemetery in Grand Junction.

Michael Lee Ross was born in Jefferson at the Greene County Hospital on June 30, 1962, to Donald and Mary Ross.  He departed this earth on Dec. 1, 2016, in Newton, KS, at the age of 54 years.

He graduated from Jefferson High School in May 1981.  After completing high school he started his career in driving semis for various people/companies throughout his lifetime, ending with Casey’s General Stores of Ankeny.  He also had many side jobs through time, including security at the Boone Speedway and driving the party bus out of Des Moines, a job in which he loved making each trip fun for the patrons.

Mike married Terri Cook on Feb. 3, 1996.  Into this marriage a son was born, Lance Michael on Jan. 26, 1997.

Mike loved watching Lance play various sports, playing cards and games with friends and family and just being with his dog J Lo.  Mike was a member of Grand Junction fire and rescue and EMS for more than 19 years.

Mike is survived by his wife Terri Ross of Grand Junction; his son Lance Ross of Grand Junction; his step-sons Nicholas Cook, Ben (Tifini) Cook and Brett (Nebbie) Cook all of Syracuse, KS; his stepdaughter Anya Cook of Sioux City; nine grandchildren; his mother Mary Ross of Jefferson; his father Donald (Lila) Ross of Branson West, MO; his brother Robert (Jeni) Ross of Ogden; his sisters  Jody (Ron) Grimsley of Jefferson and Brenda (Jeff) Wood of Fort Dodge; nieces and nephews Ramsey, Dryden, Sarah, Jacob, Jennifer, Zachary (Clarabelle), and Rebecca; other relatives; and many friends.


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