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William Evert "Bill" Ross 1902-1973

ROSS, SCHROEDER, NIEMANTS, TURKS, PETERS, BAKER, MILLER, HARNS

Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 2/8/2012 at 23:12:53

Willie Evert Ross Rites Tuesday in Estherville
Willie (Bill) Evert Ross, 71, Estherville, died from a lingering illness at 6 p.m. Saturday [September 8, 1973] in Good Samaritan Center, Estherville.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in United Methodist Church, Estherville, with the Rev. Richard Pearson officiating. Interment will be in East Side Cemetery with military graveside services.

Mr. Ross was born Sept. 3, 1902, [per ss index records, 1903] in Wellsburg, Iowa, to Mr. and Mrs. Everet A. Ross. He was married to Rosella Schroeder on April 18, 1946, in Wellsburg. He had farmed near Wellsburg and later lived in Titonka, Ruthven, Armstrong, Cylinder, Woden, Crystal Lake and Estherville, working as a mechanic.

He was a member of United Methodist Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, and was a veteran of World War II.

He is survived by his wife, Rosella, Estherville; three sons, Arthur of Estherville, Edward of Maxwell and James of Cedar Rapids; four daughters, Mrs. Leo (Lillian) Niemants, Omaha, Mrs. Lyle (Beverly) Turks, Des Moines, and Arnita Ross, Estherville, and one stepdaughter, Mrs. Marvin (Delilah) Peters, Forest City; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and four sisters, Mrs. Annie Baker, Wellsburg, Mrs. Rena Miller, Dike, Mrs. Dena Harns, Wellsburg, and Mrs. Tena Miller, Spirit Lake.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and four sisters.

Friends may call at any time today and until noon Tuesday at Reese-Henry Funeral Home, Estherville. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, September 10, 1973)


 

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