Delmer C. Ross, 93, passed away on Saturday, July 15, 2017, in Tulsa. 

Delmer was born on December 10, 1923 in Dennis, Oklahoma to the late Ernest and Ruth (Swogger) Ross of Grove. Delmer attended Oak Grove School through the eighth grade, then attended Grove High School.

Later he worked in Kingman, Kansas where he operated, maintained and drove large farm equipment.

He was called to service in World War II for the U.S. Army, stationed in Sicily, Italy as part of the 85th Infantry. He serviced on the front lines for six months where he received two Bronze Stars.

After the War, he went to the state of Washington, met and married Grace Dzutsoff in Raymond.

In 1965 the family moved to Grove, to be near family and familiar ground for Delmer.

He was a man of many talents, who would take little and work with what he had. Many persons would question, ‘How did he do that”, but that was Del. He was gifted in understanding when many would have a puzzled look about his knowledge.

Del loved the Lord and made it known, “time is near for His coming”. One wish he had was to go as he lived, “simple”.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Grace; his parents; and two sisters Bonnie Mestrovich and Sylvia Williams.

He is survived by five children: Wanda K. Ross of Tulsa, Linda M. Ross of Springdale, Arkansas. Ronda F. Ross, State of Washington, Donald J. Ross and Ronald Ray Ross, both of Tulsa; four grandchildren; two great grandchildren; one sister June Rose Blevins Kinsey of Yakima, Washington, and many cousins, nephews and nieces.

Visitation will take place from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, July 20, at Worley Luginbuel Funeral Home, Grove. Graveside and Military Rites Services will take place at 11 a.m., Friday, July 21, at Zena Cemetery, Zena.