Kay Gross


Saturday, Jan. 4


Kay Gross was born on June 16, 1942, in Huron to parents Howard and Lillian (Tschetter) Weber. Kay was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church at Yale in 1943.

Kay married Ivan Gross on Sept. 9, 1962, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Yale. Kay and Ivan farmed near Carpenter for many years. Ivan passed away on Jan. 25, 2005. After Ivan passed, Kay remained on the farm continuing their love for the land. Kay remained on the farm until November 2019.

Kay was a hairdresser for many years, owning and operating her salon. She was a member of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church. She was also active in Carpenter United Methodist Church Ladies Aide.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ivan; one brother, Howard, Jr.; and grandson Joshua Gene Gross in 1998.

She is survived by her children, Lori (Rick) Hovde of Willow Lake and Jared (Jean) Gross of Sioux Falls; five grandchildren, Dusty (Jenna) Hovde, Jamie (Tyler) Tarbox, Misty (Jay) Leichtenberg, Brooklyn Gross and Kaitlin Gross; seven great-grandchildren, Beckham, Parker, Karsyn, Gracyn, Rowan, Miles and Ivy K; sister, Faye (Ken) Hay of Parker; specials friends, Kathryn Wicks and Violet Wicks; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 9 at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Huron, with burial at Restlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery in Huron. 

Arrangements provided by Welter Funeral Home in Huron

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church or Spectrum Matters: a learning center for children on the autism spectrum, 1103 2nd Ave SE, Watertown, SD 57201.

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