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Grosses note 65th wedding anniversary

Published: Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 4:09 p.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 5:06 p.m. CDT
Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Gross

Mr. and Mrs. Virgil “Buzz” Gross of Princeton celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary with a family dinner.

Virgil Gross and the former Edwardine Fahs of Ohio were married Oct. 18, 1947, in the St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church parsonage in Princeton by the Rev. James Fresh. Their attendants were Lester Gross (deceased) and Helen (Albrecht) Waldbusser.

They are the parents of three children, Terry (Bob) Rapp, Steven (Pam) Gross and Jack (Karen) Gross, all of Princeton. They also have seven grandchildren, Vince Rapp, Doug (Jessica) Rapp, Andrew Rapp, Rachel (Jason) Savage, Shelby DeBates, Bill McGimpsey and BJ Sparks; and 11 great-grandchildren, Kortnie, Jaclynn, Adam, Eli, Mason and Riley Rapp, Austin and Brayden DeBates, McKenna Christiansen, and Sean and Xavier McGimpsey.

Virgil owned and operated Gross Texaco Station for 20 years and retired as a bookkeeper for New Jersey Zinc Plant. Edwardine retired from Princeton Elementary Schools, where she served 21 years as cafeteria cook/manager. They are members of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church. Virgil is also a 62-year member of Masonic Lodge 587 and American Legion Post 125. He was the Princeton Township clerk for 28 of his 32 years on the board.

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