Eileen Marie Ross, 72, of Carroll, surrounded by her family at St. Anthony Hospital, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019.
A celebration of Eileen’s life will be held from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, at the Carroll Moose Lodge. Private family burial will be at Holy Family Cemetery near Lidderdale.
Funeral arrangements are under the guidance of Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll, and online condolences may be left for the Ross family at www.sharpfuneral.com.
Eileen was born on Nov. 21, 1946, in Carroll, to Henry and Genevieve (Grossman) Huegerich. She grew up on a farm near Lidderdale, attended Holy Family Grade School in Lidderdale, and graduated from Kuemper Catholic High School.
On Jan. 17, 1970, Eileen married Daru Ross at Zion Lutheran Church in Manning, Iowa. They lived in Manning where she was a homemaker and raised her babies until 1974, when they moved to Carroll. She was employed by the Carroll Country Club for several years, and later worked for Farner-Bocken Company, where she retired.
Eileen loved her family. One of her favorite things was watching her children and most recently, grandchildren, play sports. She also enjoyed card games, dominoes, putting puzzles together, playing games on her Kindle, and bowling in her younger years. She loved blessing the hearts of everyone she met. Eileen was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Carroll.
She is survived by her husband, Daru, of Carroll; children: Kim Shields (Bob) of Carroll, Jackie Ross-Guerrero (Gilbert) of Stillwater, Oklahoma, and Chad Ross (Amy) of Carroll; daughter-in-law: Becky Ross of Humboldt; siblings, Kenny Huegerich (Judy) of Carroll, Dale Huegerich (MaryAnn) of Exira, Margaret Grant of Virginia, Karen Brigman of North Carolina, Sandra Gardels of Delaware, and Janis Kastle of Carroll; sister-in-law: Connie Patrick of Manning; brother-in-law: Wayne Ross (Jean) of Ohio; and nine grandchildren, Spencer Ross, Brady Ross, Taylor Ross, Kenzie Ross, Addison Ross, Dayton Ross, Cooper Ross, Lindsey Shields and Katie Shields.
She was preceded in death by her parents; father-in-law, Raymond Ross; brother Dennis Huegerich; son Todd Ross; and brothers-in-law Gene Brigman and Dave Kastle.
Memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society of Stillwater, Oklahoma (1710 S. Main St. Stillwater, OK 74074), where her daughter Jackie, is the director; or to Animal Rescue of Carroll (1721 E. 10th St. Carroll, Iowa 51401).