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Norma Krause Gross


Bellville Times



Norma Gross, age 102 years, of New Ulm, passed away on Friday, Aug. 7, 2009 in Bellville. 

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 9, 2009 from St. John Lutheran Church in New Ulm, with the Rev. Milroy Gregor and the Rev. Virgil Pecht, officiating.

Burial followed in the New Ulm Cemetery. Pallbearers were Michael Gross, Kyle Gross, Byron Gross, Ernie Gross, Aaron Gross, Andrew Gross and Gregory Pecht. Honorary pallbearers were all the grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Norma was born in New Ulm on Jan. 20, 1907 to parents William and Alma (Mieth) Krause. She was baptized and confirmed by Pastor Leo Simon on Dec. 12, 1943. Norma was married to Davy F. Gross on Nov. 11, 1926 at her home by Justice Gus Bregenzer.

Norma was past president of the New Ulm Cemetery Association and a member of St. John Lutheran Church in New Ulm.

She sang in the choir from 1964 to 1988, taught Sunday school for 12 years, served as a substitute teacher, and became an active member of the Women’s Organization in 1944. She attended New Ulm Prairie School and Industry High School. 

She is survived by sons; Milford Gross and wife Lucille of Bellville, Wilbert Gross of La Grange, Lew Ellyn Gross and wife Alice of New Ulm, and daughter-in-law Anna Gross of Columbus, grandchildren Michael, Kyle, Byron, Ernie, Aaron and Andrew Gross, Jan Gross Pecht and Carmen Gross, 10 great grandchildren, 2 step great grandchildren, 1 step great-great grandchild and 3 great-great grandchildren. 

Norma was preceded in death by her parents, William and Alma Mieth Krause, husband, Davy F. Gross, son, Kirby Gross, grandson, Dwayne Gross, sister, Vallie Schubert, two brothers, Willie and Leslie Krause, and daughter-in-law, Ruby Gross.

Memorial may be made to the St. John Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 1270, New Ulm, TX 78950 or Hospice Brazos Valley, 302 Blue Bell, Brenham, TX 77833.  

Funeral Arrangement under the direction of Knesek Bros Funeral Chapel, 842 E. Main, Bellville, TX 979-865-3121.

Posted by Joy Neely


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