Patrick Ross obituary
Posted: 05/14/2017 - by Charlie Narmi
The St. Albert family is saddened by the loss of Patrick Ross who died last week. Patrick is the father of St. Albert supporters, Tim & Ellen Ross and the Grandpa of recent graduate, Max Ross and current student, Meg Ross. He was integral in starting Holy Rosary Parish in Glenwood. Please say a prayer today for the entire Ross family and please pray for the repose of Patrick's soul...
Eternal rest grant unto Patrick o' Lord: And let perpetual light shine upon him.
May Patrick rest in peace. Amen
May Patrick's soul and the soul's of all the faithfully departed through the mercy of God our Father rest in peace. Amen
Patrick Timothy Ross
Patrick Timothy Ross, of Glenwood, Iowa, passed away May 9, 2017, at the Josie Harper Hospice House in Omaha, Neb.
Patrick was born November 22, 1943, to James and Alice Ross in Newton, Iowa. On September 11, 1965, he married Cheryll (Bunn) in Rock Island, Ill.
He was preceded in death by his parents as well as his brother, Michael; brothers-in-law, Donald Cassady, Dick Wilkinson and James Bunn; and sister-in-law, Myrna Bunn.
Patrick is survived by Cheryll (Glenwood); son, Thomas and spouse, Heather (Claypool, Ind.); son, Timothy and spouse, Ellen, (Council Bluffs); daughter, Theresa (Omaha, NE); sister, Sarah “Sally” Cassady (East Lansing, Mich.); sister, Barbara “Sue “ Wilkinson (Huntsville, Ala.); brother, Rafael “Joe” (Afton, Iowa); brother-in-law, Ed Bunn (Colfax, Iowa); and sister-in-law, Gerri Ross (Montezuma, Iowa). He was an adoring “Papa” to his four grandchildren, Maxton, Meg, Andrew, and Aaron.
Devoted to his family, he was an avid photographer who enjoyed taking pictures at family events and the extracurricular activities of his children and grandchildren. His unique sense of humor and quick wit entertained many. He loved chocolate and dessert. He was a fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, and Creighton Bluejays. Patrick graduated from Dowling Catholic High School in Des Moines, Iowa, and St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa. Working his entire life in the financial industry, he worked his way up from teller to bank president, retiring from Mills County Bank as branch President in 2009. Living most of his adult life in Mills County, his giving heart led him to be involved in several community groups including chairman of the building committee for Holy Rosary Catholic Church, president of the Glenwood Community High School Ram Booster Club, director and volunteer at the Mills County Storehouse, director of the Pottawattamie County Red Cross, and Rotary Club fellow.
Visitation will be at Holy Rosary Catholic Church (Glenwood, Iowa), June 11, 2017, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., with a Prayer Service to follow. Catholic services will be June 12, 2017, at 10 a.m. A private burial is planned at a later date. Memorials are suggested to Mills County Relay for Life, Mills County Storehouse, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Omaha, Saint Albert Catholic Schools Fine Arts Department (Council Bluffs), Chapman Lakes Conservation Association (Warsaw, Ind.). The family would like to thank all of the care givers and friends who have provided so much care and assistance to Patrick and his family in this difficult time.