Harry LaVern Gross Jr., 63, of Mancelona, passed away unexpectedly, on February 26, 2021 at Kalkaska Memorial Health Center.
Harry was born on November 30, 1957 in Three Rivers, MI, the son of Harry Sr. and Anna May (Robinson) Gross.
He and Kathleen made their home in Mancelona, where they raised their children. He worked for Moeke Lumber Lumber for over 30 years until their closure in 2011. More recently, he had been employed by the Derrer Oil and Propane Company where he was an over the road gas tanker driver. He loved the outdoors and in his spare time he could be found hunting, fishing or caring for his garden. He enjoyed spending time with friends, family, and most importantly his grandchildren.
He was a very loving and caring man that always tried to help anyone in need whenever he could.
On June 9, 1979 he married Kathleen A. Hawkins who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons, Nathanial (Mary) Gross, Harry (Audrey) Gross, Shawn (Alana) Burley all of Mancelona. His 12 grandchildren, Shannon, Jacob, Austin, Emily, Hailey, Savannah, Gracie, Beau, Trenton, Jordan, Lily, and Isiac, a brother John Gross of Baldwin, 2 sisters, Caroline Lavanway of Alanson, Linda Callesen of South Boardman, several nieces and nephews, a close friend Arvey Shepard of Pleasant Valley as well as many other dear friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Diane Downs and a grandson Caleb Gross.
There will be a public viewing on Saturday, March 6, 2021 from 2-4 p.m. at the Mancelona Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.
There are no formal funeral services scheduled at this time. The family may have a memorial service at a later date to celebrate his life.
Arrangements are being handled by the Mancelona Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.
Online guestbook www.mortensenfuneralhomes.com.