Loretta Gross

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Loretta B. Gross, nee Falbe, 87, of Belleville, IL, born June 15, 1936, in Belleville, IL died Saturday, December 16, 2023, at St. Joseph Hospital, Highland, IL.

Loretta had worked as a beautician for 40 years before retirement. She was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church, O’Fallon, IL, and a founding member of Yesterday’s Kids at the church. Loretta was an avid bunko player.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Francis A. Gross, whom she married on July 15, 1959, and who died on May 16, 2021; her parents, John and Theresa, nee Grau, Falbe; four brothers, Reinhold (May), Lester (Helen), Lorraine (Gloria), and John Falbe; and two sisters, Eleanor (Vernon) Fohl and Josephine (Alvin) Fohne.

Surviving are two sons, Michael J. (Susan) Gross of Belleville, IL, and John M. (Karen) Gross of Washington, MO;
four grandchildren, Ryan (Jennifer) Gross, Nicholas (Amy) Gross,
Matthew Gross, and Jacob Gross;
a great-granddaughter, Emerson Gross;
two sisters-in-law, Lou Ann Falbe and Sr. Mildred Gross;
and many nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the family. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 20, 2023, at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, O’Fallon, IL, and are encouraged to wear red. A Yesterday’s Kids walk-thru will be held at 10:15 a.m.

Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 20, 2023, at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, O’Fallon, IL, with Fr. Nicholas Junker and Msgr. William Hitpas concelebrating.

Private burial will be held Thursday, December 21, 2023, at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St.  Louis, MO.


6 Comments on Loretta Gross

Deanna Campo said : Guest Report Dec 21, 2023 at 4:53 AM

Mike and Sue, I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a lovely lady. May God Bless your family.

  • Millstadt
  • Il
Marie and Bill Fox said : Guest Report Dec 20, 2023 at 7:38 PM

Mike, Sue and family. My deepest sympathies to all of you. I loved talking with your Mom, sharing meals at Sybergs, and at your home, especially on pie night. I will always cherish the time we spent together when you visited with Loretta at our home in Wisconsin. I have wonderful memories of Loretta and will always hold them dear…lots of love from us.

  • Cascade
  • Wisconsin
Marilyn M Wikgren said : Guest Report Dec 19, 2023 at 2:44 AM

Deepest sympathy to your family. Knew Loretta thru my niece Linda. Mae was my sister. Loretta was always so cheerful and was quite a beautician,and had great following. She will be missed by her family she was so proud of.

  • Freeburg
  • IL
Mayola &Arthur Sneed said : Guest Report Dec 18, 2023 at 9:34 PM

Loretta always would say hi neighbor we lived down the street from each other in O'Fallon both her and husband wonderful people.

  • Mascoutah
  • Il
Phyllis Andersen said : Guest Report Dec 18, 2023 at 2:54 PM

So very sorry for your loss Mike and Sue and the entire family.

  • Swansea
  • Illinois
Shelley Loring said : Guest Report Dec 18, 2023 at 11:13 AM

I am so very sorry for your loss. I pray that tears are soon replaced with moments of memories and laughter of better times with your mom. God bless.

  • O'Fallon
  • Il

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