January 7, 1952 - December 8, 2014
A FUNERAL SERVICE FOR 62 YEAR OLD DARYL GROSS OF SPIRIT LAKE, WILL BE HELD AT 11:00A.M. MONDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2014, AT THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH IN SPIRIT LAKE. VISITATION WILL BE HELD SUNDAY, FROM 2:00P.M. UNTIL 4:00P.M. AT THE SCHUCHERT-LENTZ FUNERAL HOME. IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, MEMORIALS MAY BE GIVEN IN DARYL'S NAME. Daryl Lynn Gross age, 62, of Spirit Lake, passed away on December 8, 2014, at his home. He was born to Evelyn Margaret (Noble) Gross and Lester Byron Gross on January 7, 1952. He attended Superior, Iowa grade school, until it closed and then attended Spirit Lake Schools, until his graduation in 1970. Daryl has held several jobs over the years and the first was selling Christmas trees for Layton Vick. Other places of employment included Berkleys, Ditsworth Ford, Jenning's Tow and Repair, John Morrell in Estherville, Distinctive Packaging, Spirit Lake Schools, Polaris, and for the last 6 years as a yard and delivery driver for Bomgaars. Daryl's strong work ethic and dedication to his work was one of his defining characteristics. He was united in marriage to Bonnie Jean Wallace on January 1, 1972, and fathered three wonderful children; Jeremy (wife Tara) from Lake Stevens, Washington, Matthew (wife Shaela) from Spirit Lake, Iowa, and Kristi (husband Curt) from Sheldon, Iowa. He was also blessed with 14 grandchildren: Katelynn, Sebastian, Riley, Ethan, Sierra, Madyson, Brad, Dalton, Madison, Brooklyn, Elijah, Kassadi, Nolan and Bryce; siblings: Joyce (husband Marv) Miller, Norm (wife Boots) Gross, and Linda Seeman; and a whole tribe of nieces, nephews, and cousins. Daryl was preceded in death by his parents: Lester and Evelyn Gross, mother-In-law: Melba Wilson, father-In-laws: Leonard Wallace and Gene Wilson, and brother-In-law: Clayton Seemann. Daryl enjoyed riding his motorcycle, woodworking, and loving his adopted barn cat, Missy. He also enjoyed helping Bonnie with Farmer's Market, farming with his brother-in-law, Steve and helping his brother, Norm with chores and odd jobs. But his greatest love was spending time with his grandkids and even changed diapers. He was a great one for rocking the kids and grandkids to sleep, but it was often a safe bet he would get a nap out of the deal too. ☺ If you ask the youngest grandchild she would say "He's da best g'pa in the world". Daryl's greatest trait was his love language. His love language was acts of service, and he showed his love through ceaseless acts of kindness and service to his wife Bonnie by caring for her, and to his children and family by helping in any way he could, whether it was helping someone move, working on their car, farming, chores, or remodeling. However, he frequently would state that he couldn't figure out why the board didn't fit because he "cut it twice and it's still too short." A funeral service will be held at 11:00A.M. Monday, December 15, 2014, at the United Methodist Church in spirit Lake. Visitation will be held Sunday, from 2:00P.M. until 4:00P.M. at the Schuchert-Lentz Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Daryl's name.
A FUNERAL SERVICE FOR 62 YEAR OLD DARYL GROSS OF SPIRIT LAKE, WILL BE HELD AT 11:00A.M. MONDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2014, AT THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH IN SPIRIT LAKE. VISITATION WILL BE HELD SUNDAY, FROM 2:00P.M. UNTIL 4:00P.M. AT THE SCHUCHERT-LENTZ... View Obituary & Service Information
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