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|October 20, 1937 - August 23, 2013|
Dean Gross, 75, of Salina, died Friday Aug. 23, 2013. He was born Oct. 20, 1937, in Lamar, Colo., the son of Carl and Mary (Gleason) Gross.
Dean worked in trucking 32 years. He was a driver for Santa Fe Freightways and terminal manager for Graves Truck Line and Middle West Freightways. Dean married Janet Newell in Damar on June 17, 1961. He was a graduate of Salina High and a four-year veteran of the U.S. Navy.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Richard and Jim; and one sister, Carlene Lamer. Survivors include his wife, Janet; one son, Kelley, of Wichita; one daughter, Michelle Grit, of Salina; one brother, Robert, of Salina; and five grandchildren, Ryan and Carly Grit, Connor Kylee and Karston Gross.
Family will greet visitors from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, at Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina, with a vigil service at 6:30 p.m. A memorial Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug 29, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, with inurnment at a later date. There is no viewing as cremation was chosen. Memorials are to M.D. Anderson Hospital Research, Hospice of Salina or American Legion Post 62. Ryan Mortuary, Salina, is handling arrangements.