Obit: Ross, Carroll John (1935 - 2019)
Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt
Surnames: Bach, Brackus, Doberstein, Gavin, Goshaw, Peissig, Ross, Saltz, Soto, Stanchik, Tokarski
----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 3/23/2019
Ross, Carroll John (28 MAR 1935 - 18 MAR 2019)
Carroll John Ross, 83, of Stevens Point, entered eternal life at his home on Monday, March 18, 2019.
After a relatively short struggle with frontal temporal dementia, with primary progressive aphasia, Carroll needed a rest, and has now found eternal peace. A mass of Christian burial for Carroll will be on Monday, March 25 at 11 a.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 838 Fremont Street, Stevens Point, with Rev. Dennis Stanchik officiating. Family and friends will gather at the church from 9-11 a.m. until the time of the service. Interment will be in the Guardian Angel Cemetery, Stevens Point with full military honors.
Carroll was born on March 28, 1935 to Arthur Alois Ross and Christina Kathryn (Bach). He was the fourth of 11 children. He was a hardworking, caring man who loved his family. He enjoyed visiting with family and friends, and could strike up a conversation with anyone at anytime. Woodworking, traveling with his wife, fishing in Canada and Alaska with his sons and fishing crew, card playing (cribbage and sheepshead), were things Carroll liked to do. His marriage to Marilyn A. Peissig took place on July 6, 1963 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Stetsonville. They moved to Stevens Point after their marriage and lived there for 56 years.
Carroll served in the US Navy with duty aboard the USS Hancock Carrier as a member of the V2 Catapult Crew, launching jet planes and bringing them back on to the carrier. He was honorably discharged from the Navy, Jan. 23, 1959 in Kingsville, Texas to U.S. Naval Reserves. Carroll also served in the Army National Guard for three years, 1952-1955. Before retirement, Carroll was self-employed in the home improvement and siding business for 46 years. In 1978, the couple ventured into the apartment rental business. Carroll also did appraising for several years.
Carroll was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Eugene (Greta) Ross and William Ross; and sisters, Marie Doberstein, Patricia Saltz and Rita Goshaw.
Carroll is survived by his wife, Marilyn of 56 years; sons, Patrick (Lori) Ross of Dallas, Texas and Bradley (Annette) Ross of Atlanta, Ga.; daughter, Kelly (Jon) Tokarski of Chippewa Falls; two grandchildren, Samuel and Alexander; sisters, Elizabeth (Nick) Brackus of Boise, Idaho, Nancy (James) Gavin of Stevens Point and Karen (Ismael) Soto of Oconomowoc; and brothers, James (Priscilla) Ross and Gerald (Bonnie) Ross, all of Stevens Point.
Carroll was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
The family would like to thank the staff at St. Michaels IMC unit and Copperleaf North Haven Senior Living for their loving care and support they provided to our family. Thanks also to Ministry Hospice, especially Patty, Terri, Marit and Megan.
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