Eugene “Gene” A. Gross, age 72, from rural New Holstein “St. Anna,” passed away unexpectedly at his home on Saturday April 16, 2022.
He was born in Sheboygan on December 17, 1949 to the late Alden & Gertrude (Heus) Gross. Gene graduated from New Holstein High School in 1969.
On December 9, 1972, he married Patricia “Pat” Schneider at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church in Sheboygan. Gene was employed by the Kohler Company until his retirement in 2015.
Gene was a member of the St. Anna Volunteer Fire Department for over 40 years; served as second and first assistant chiefs during his career.
Although Gene was not a carpenter by trade, he was happy to help family and friends with remodeling projects or any other project that needed extra help. Gene enjoyed giving his grandchildren lawn mower rides. He enjoyed mowing the lawn at the St. Anna Fire Station.
Survivors include his wife Pat; his four children Lisa Gierke (Dave Pennings) from Kiel, Steve “Huggie” Gross from St. Anna, Jessica Gross (Ryan Peters) from St. Anna and Jennifer Gross (Matt Boelk) from St. Cloud; eight grandchildren, Cassandra Gierke (fiancée, Casey Klotz), Jacob Gierke, Mason Gross, Jaxson Woelfel, Taylor Gross, Addie Gross, Landon Gross and Kane Rost; his sisters Marie Koeser of St. Anna, Dorothy Schreiber of New Holstein, Ruth Ann Diedrich of Chilton and Barbara Anderson of Sheboygan; his sister-in-law Lynn (Richard) Brunnbauer of Sheboygan Falls; a brother-in-law, Joseph Marver of Sheboygan; many nieces; nephews; other relatives; and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alden & Gertrude Gross; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Fredrick & Patricia Schneider; his brothers-in-law Merlyn “Pinto” Koeser, Norbert Schreiber, Russell Diedrich and Mike Anderson; his sister-in-law, Cathy Marver; three nephews; a niece; and a great nephew.
The funeral will be held on Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. at the Sippel Funeral Home, 2618 Altona Avenue, New Holstein, WI 53061. Gene is buried in St. Ann Catholic Cemetery, St. Anna.
Visiting: Family and friends can visit Gene’s family on Thursday, April 21 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Sippel Funeral Home.
For more details please contact the Sippel Funeral Home in New Holstein at (920) 898-4300 or visit www.sippelfuneralhome.net.
Published by Sippel Funeral Home – New Holstein on April 17, 2022.