Robert A. “Bob” Bross, 79, of Palmyra, Mo., passed away Friday, February 22, 2013, as a result of a automobile accident in Palmyra.
Bob was born June 25, 1933, in Maywood, Missouri, to Harry Christian and Leah Lillian Gash Bross.
Bob was married to Sally Ann Wuestenfeld in Hernando, Mississippi, in 1958. She survives of the home.
Survivors include a son, Steven L. Bross and wife, Barbara, of Palmyra; granddaughters, Emily, Lisa, and Macy Bross, all of Palmyra; great-grandson, Connor Bross of Palmyra; sister, Doris Mahsman of Palmyra; sister-in-law, Betty Bross of Palmyra; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Denny Bross; and brother-in-law, Lawrence Mahsman.
Mr. Bross was a Marion County grain farmer and cattleman.
He was a 1951 graduate of Palmyra High School. Following graduation, Mr. Bross served in the United States Army in a field artillery unit both stateside and in Germany.
Bob served on the Missouri Watershed Board through the Missouri Department of Conservation and was a member of the Missouri Cattleman’s Association. He was a Christian by faith.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 27, 2013, at the Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel in Palmyra. The Rev. Dewayne Larenson will officiate. Burial with military honors will be at the Greenwood Cemetery in Palmyra, Missouri.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to Palmyra Booster Club to be used for Lady Panther Softball.
Pallbearers will be Mike Drebes, Bill Gard, Allen Gard, Greg Foster, Charlie Bross, Howard Disselhorst, Jim Drescher and Wayne Bier.
Honorary pallbearers will be Lester Boettcher, Leon Drebes, Jim Cissna, Earl Gard, Dr. Bill Wommack, John Bross, the Morning Hardee’s Coffee Group and the Friday Evening Social Club.