Obituary: Billy Ward Grosch

Billy Ward Grosch, 82, died on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, in rural Newton.

Billy was born on April 3, 1934, in Mahto, S.D., to Albert and Grace (Bangle) Grosch.

Billy married Sylvia Eveline Klauman on Sept. 23, 1960, in Newton. Sylvia preceded him in death on April 11, 2016.

Billy was a retired manufacturing worker. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. He was a hard worker and had a strong personality. When Sylvia was alive, they took many trips to South Dakota to visit family. They enjoyed times when the family would camp at Marion Lake.

Billy is survived by his children, Daniel and Cindy McDowell, Dennis and Gail McDowell, Robert and DeeAnn Grosch, Darrell and Robin Grosch, and Billie Jo and David Dore; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Sylvia Grosch; parents, Albert and Grace Grosch; three sisters; and three brothers.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 13, at Petersen Funeral Home Chapel in Newton. A visitation is scheduled from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, at Petersen Funeral Home. A burial will follow the service at Restlawn Gardens of Memory.

A memorial has been set up for Caring Hands Humane Society of Newton, 1400 S.E. Third, Newton, KS 67114.

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