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Rodney Scott "Rod" Gross
  • American Heart/Stroke Assoc.
    3816 Paysphere Circle
    Chicago, IL 60674

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“So sorry, Anna, Always enjoyed seeing Rod at Gull Lake View Golf course, and I recall rooming with him on some of the men's golf trips. He was a...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Ron Wielenga - AUGUSTA, MI

“Thinking of you Anna. Know that you're in my prayers. ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: Dana Dubnicka - Augusta, MI

“We are so sorry to learn of Rod's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. May you find peace with many caring memories.Bob and...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: A friend

“May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always. ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: American Heart Association

“Rod and I and Tim Turcott hung out a lot and had a lot of fun in high school. We played a lot of golf together. Rod was a good guy and fun to be with...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Mark Szatkowski - Kalamazoo, MI

“Dear Anna, I am sorry to hear of Rods passing. I lost my husband ,Dean in 2019. Hold on and cherish all the great memories. Sincerely, Diana...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Diana Nowakowski - Richland, MI

“Anna, keeping you and your family close in my heart, thoughts and prayers.Barb Welborn ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: L

“I knew Rod from his high school days. He was one of the best pitchers in the state of Michigan at Portage Central H.S.in 1967.i was a baseball player...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: John Lebiecki - Kalamazoo, MI


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Rodney Scott "Rod" Gross of Richland, MI

Rod, age 70, died Friday evening, March 20, 2020 at Ascension Borgess Hospital, Kalamazoo, MI following a brief illness.

Rod, the son of Emory B. and Viola M. (Eby) Gross, was born in Elkhart, IN on October 30, 1949; was a lifetime area resident and a 1967 graduate of Portage (MI) Central High School. He retired after 32 years of faithful service as a Signalman for the Norfolk Southern Rail Road. Rod was an avid golfer; loved to travel and was a "Die-Hard" Cubs Fan.

Rod was married to the former, Anna Marie (Horswill) Waligursky in Vistula, IN on August 15, 1998 and she survives. Also surviving is his son, Jeffery (Jennifer) Gross of Battle Creek, MI; a granddaughter, Maddison Gross; his brother, Mitchell Gross of Kalamazoo; a step-son, Daniel (Christina) Waligursky of Portage and three step-grandchildren, Ali, Logan and Sawyer Waligursky. Rod was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Dennis Gross.

Due to the current Health Crisis, a memorial service to celebrate Rod's life at the First Presbyterian Church of Richland and interment at Prairie Home Cemetery, Richland, are on hold. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Rod's honor may be directed to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association. The Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation, Richland Chapel (269-629-6022) is assisting Rod's family.