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Verlin John Gross

December 22, 1923 — November 6, 2010

Verlin J. Gross, 86, of Linn, Kansas, died Saturday, November 6, 2010 at Bryan LGH in Lincoln, Nebraska. A funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 10, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Linn. The Rev. Melba Smith officiated. Anita Singular played the organ while the congregation sang, "Rock of Ages", "In the Garden" and "Softly & Tenderly". The grandchildren served as pallbearers. Burial was in the Washington City Cemetery. Verlin was born December 22, 1923 at Linn, Kansas, son of William John and Mary (Kloth) Gross. After graduating from Linn High School he worked with his father on the farm. Verlin was a lifelong farmer and also worked at various other jobs including the Linn Creamery, Linn City Marshall, Linn Fire Chief, Washington County Deputy, and was a plumber and electician. On April 14, 1945 he married Dorlene Zabokrtsky. She preceded him in death on October 17, 1981. On November 18, 1984 he married Marian (Sabastia) Babcock at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Linn. He enjoyed fishing, taking trips with his family, looking at farm crops and raising livestock. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Mary Gross; first wife, Dorlene; and one brother, Orville Gross. Survivors include his wife, Marian; two sons, Delvin Gross (Kathy), Barnes, Delmar Gross (Cherrie), Linn; one daughter, Sondra Morgan (Scott), West Virginia; one step-son, Raymond Babcock (Cheryl), Topeka; one step-daughter, Phyllis Applegarth (Richard) Washington, KS; one brother, Lowell Gross, Salina, KS; eighteen grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren. A memorial fund has been established and will be designated at a later date. Contributions may be sent in care of Ward Funeral Home. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Verlin John Gross, please visit our flower store.


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