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Gregory Ross, 71, of New Rockford, ND, passed away on Friday, January 13, 2023 at CHI St. Alexius Health, Carrington, ND.

Gregory Paul Ross was born to Howard and Blanche (Hambelton) Ross in Kenmare, ND. He was raised on the family farm just west of Bowbells, ND. Greg was the oldest of 4 boys. Greg was active in football and track, graduating from Bowbells High School in 1970.

Greg left the farm after high school and moved with friends to Minneapolis, MN, where he worked for BNRR for several years. He then returned to the family farm to help with planting and harvest, as well as breeding and raising of Registered Polled Herefords at his father’s request.

He married Mary Skarison on October 22, 1982, at Mayville First Lutheran church. On January 13, 1984, they welcomed Ryan Howard, and February 4, 1986, welcomed Candace Michelle. In 1990, they left the farm and made New Rockford their home. Greg retired after 19 years at Dakota Growers Pasta Co. in Carrington as a forklift operator.

Over the years Greg enjoyed his large garden, listening to music, camping and fishing with his family. He also loved his Green Bay Packers. GO PACK GO! Greg was a proud grandpa to 5 lovely granddaughters. Those girls were his pride and joy the last 9 years.

Greg’s ashes will be scattered this summer at his family farm in Bowbells, ND.

He was preceded in death by his parents; mother and father-in-law; niece, Jessica; cousin, Thomas and several dear friends.

Survivors include his wife, Mary, aka “Hilda” married 40 years; his son, Ryan; his daughter, Candace (Peterson), his five granddaughters, Adrianna 17, Amelia 10, McKenna 8, Harlow 7, Melinna 6; his brothers, Jeff & Jerry of Bowbells, ND and Mike (Lori); nephew, Ian of Gillette, WY; sister-in-law, Betty (Kirk) of Lovell, WY and nephew, Alan (Autumn) and many dear friends.

Greg’s Visitation will be Friday, January 20, 2023 from 1:00PM- 2:00PM followed by a Funeral Service at 2:00PM all at Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford.

Following the service, Greg would like to invite his friends and family to Buckit’s Bar for food, drinks, and his favorite music and to celebrate his life.

Posted Condolences:


  1. My deepest condolences to Mary and your family.
    I am so sorry to hear this news. Greg and I shared many heady experiences growing up while simply trying to find our way, and miraculously, somehow survived. The first of our graduating class to go over, I will miss him. RIP brother.

  2. Dear Mary and Family, so sorry to hear about Greg. Many fond memories flood my mind as I reflect on the 12 years we spent as classmates. We have lost touch over the years as we have both built our “grownup lives” but the memories remain! I have enjoyed the posts about your beautiful grandchildren, there is nothing that brings greater joy then our grandchildren and I’m sure Greg’s heart was full! May you and your family find comfort and peace in the memories you made with Greg as they become the true treasures of your 💕’s

    Vickie and Rolf

  3. Mary, Ryan, Candace and family – Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time – I was very saddened to hear about Greg’s passing – RIP, Greg!!

  4. Ryan, we are so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. May God comfort you and your family during this time of sorrow♥️

  5. Mary, I am sorry to read of your loss.

  6. Mary and Family….
    My most sincere thoughts and prayers are with you.
    May “God Winks” abound as you try to cope with all of this. Be strong, Mary. Keep the memories in your heart and share them with others.
    Thinking of you…..
    Judy Kerlin

  7. Mary, my sincere sympathies to you. I pray for blessings on your very special memories of your time together.

  8. Mary, my deepest condolences to you and your precious family. I do hope and pray that the good lord helps you through all of this. Keeping you close in my thoughts.

    K. Lorenz (your middle school reading buddy a few years ago)

  9. Mary and family, I am sorry to read of Greg’s passing. May the love and memories you shared bring you comfort.

  10. Mary and family, I am very sorry for your loss. I pray that you will find peace and comfort in God’s love.

  11. Mary, I am sorry to read of your loss, thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  12. Greg Ross is a familiar name from when my husband Frank Davis worked at Dakota Growers. He made good friends there.

    How ironic that I lost the love of my life the day before Greg’s passing. Now we live one day at a time and cherish our memories.

  13. Mary & family, wishing you comfort at this time of sorrow, my thoughts are with you & your family.

  14. To Mary and family–wishing you strength and peace in this time of sadness. As a cousin to Greg, we had lots of memories as kids but my fondest memories are when the cousins would get together and hang out up in the hay mow on our farm. Many summer hours were spent building forts and wrestling and laughing– a lot. Greg loved to laugh. We’ve got to believe heaven is a place of great joy and peace-and we all will journey forward living the best we can, keeping Greg’s memories alive– until we meet again.

  15. Our sincere condolences to Greg’s family. I have such good memories of our cousin fun times on the farm. Birthday parties and Easter meals hosted by Greg’s Aunt Marilynn Ross and grandma Dora Ross come to mind. May God’s comfort surround all of you at this difficult time.

  16. Mary and family, I am so very sorry to hear of Greg’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  17. Mary so sorry to hear of Greg’s passing,cherish your memories. our condolences.

  18. so sorry to hear of Greg’s passing! Thoughts and prayers to you and your family! I pray you keep those wonderful memories of the last 40 years in your heart and home to bring you peace.

  19. I’m so sorry for your loss Mary. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  20. Mary and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


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