Gross, Isabel (1904 - 2001)







----Source: Tribune-Record-Gleaner (Clark County, Wis.) 07/25/2001

Gross, Isabel (1904 - 2001)

Isabel Patty Gross, 97, Neillsville, Clark County, died on Tuesday, July 17, 2001, at Neillsville Memorial Home, where she had resided since Sept. 29, 1998. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., on Friday, July 20, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Loyal. The Rev. Roman Kaiser officiated. Following the service, cremation took place and burial will be at a later date in St. Anthony's Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers were Michael, Kevin, Ted, Shawn, and Patrick John P. J. Mack, and Guy Lindekugel.

Isabel Leabel was born on April 29, 1904, in Loyal, to Samuel and Susan (nee Beaver) Leabel. She attended St. Anthony's Catholic School in Loyal, and graduated from Loyal High School in 1922. She then attended the University of Wisconsin. She was a proud member of Alpha Delta Psi. Two years into her schooling, she became ill with tuberculosis. She moved to California for her recovery, which took several years. She was married to Chester A. Ted Gross on Aug. 21, 1929, in California, by her brother, Father Pius Arthur Leabel. During this time, she completed her education at UCLA and graduated in the 1930's. They lived in California for 70 years and were extensive travelers, visiting every country, except Brazil. She was an avid gardener, belonging to the San Clemente Gardeners Club. Her husband died in 1993 and she continued to live in California, until her niece brought her back to Wisconsin, where she entered the Neillsville Memorial Home.

Survivors include two nieces, Leabel (Sherrin) Mack, Loyal, and Virginia (Wayne) Lee, Saginaw, Mich. one nephew, Joseph (Connie) Voight, Wausau and many other nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents her husband, Chester A. Gross one brother, Father Pius Arthur Leabel and one sister, Eleanora Voight.

Cuddie Funeral Home Loyal, assisted the family with arrangements.



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