Billy Ward Grosch, 82, died on Friday, February 3, 2017 in rural Newton.
Billy was born on April 3, 1934 in Mahto, South Dakota to Albert and Grace (Bangle) Grosch.
Billy married Sylvia Eveline Klauman on September 23, 1960 in Newton, Kansas. 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; seven great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife: Sylvia Grosch; parents: Albert and Grace Grosch and three sisters and three brothers.
Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 A.M., Monday, February 13, 2017 at Petersen Funeral Home Chapel in Newton. A visitation is scheduled on Sunday, February 12th from 1:00 to 5:00 P.M. 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 SE Third, Newton, Kansas 67114. Petersenfamilyfuneralhome.com.