May 3, 2019

Norman Stanley Ross, 86, of Hoyt Lakes, died Friday, May 3, at Essentia Health-Northern Pines in Aurora. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 10, at Faith Lutheran Church in Hoyt Lakes with the Rev. Brian Birk officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Ziemer-Moeglein-Shatava Funeral Home in Aurora and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in Hoyt Lakes Memorial Cemetery.

Norman was born July 7, 1932 to Arthur and Gladys (Kuehl) Ross in Forest City. He grew up and attended school in Forest City. Norm helped his father on the family farm and after his father’s untimely passing, he stayed to continue farming with his brothers.

Norm met the love of his life, Jane Hicks, in their hometown. The couple were married Oct. 25, 1952, in Litchfield. They celebrated 49 years of marriage until her passing. The couple briefly lived in Pierre, South Dakota, until moving to Hoyt Lakes in 1957. Norm had been employed by Erie Mining Company as a crane operator, retiring from LTV Steel after 37 years of dedicated service. During that time, he also worked at several various jobs delivering fuel oil and coal. Norm was a Zamboni driver and goal judge at the Hoyt Lakes Arena for several years.

He enjoyed playing recreational sports in Hoyt Lakes, especially on the men’s softball leagues. He also volunteered as an umpire for many years. Norm took the greatest pleasure in his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include his children, Rodney (Wendy) Ross of Aurora, Doug Ross of Hoyt Lakes, Gary (Debra) Ross of Buffalo and Tom (Lori) Ross of Eveleth; 10 grandchildren, Amy Gross, Angela Ross, Andrea Ross, Wanda (Taras Lendzyk) Lundeen, Kyle (Brooke) Ross, Ryan (Laurie Bodin) Ross, Erik (Kristin) Ross, Kelly (Tyler) Antony, Jeremy (Tesa Wiitanen) Ross and Ashley (Andrew) Johnson; 17 great-grandchildren; sister Bernice Asfeld of Shakopee; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife Jane; brothers, Mike and Boyd Ross; sister Maxine Pehele; and his parents.

Arrangements with Ziemer-Moeglein-Shatava Funeral Home in Aurora.

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