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Arline C Gross

d. September 28, 2012

Arline C. Gross, age 88 of St. Peter, died Friday, September 28, 2012 at Mayo Clinic Health System-Mankato.

Funeral Service will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church with Rev. Charles Degner officiating. Burial will be in Ft. Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. St. Peter Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the church.

Arline Clara was born June 5, 1924 to Joe and Clara (Heyn) Kessler in St. Peter. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church. Arline graduated from St. Peter High School in 1942 and then clerked at various stores in St. Peter. She also worked in the office at the Community Hospital in St. Peter for about four years. For 23 years, Arline worked as a paraprofessional in the library at Gustavus College. On June 24, 1944, she was united in marriage to James Gross at St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church. They were blessed with their daughter, Sandra Jo. Arline lived her entire life on the same street (Broadway) in St. Peter. She enjoyed knitting, handwork, cooking and baking.

Arline is survived by her sister, Barbara Berg of Norwood Young America; four grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren: Lt. Col Wm. James (Krissy)Annexstad and their children: Caroline, Catherine and William IV of Alexandria, VA, Lt. Cmdr. Paul T. (Cara) Annexstad and their children: Taylor, Sarah and Cole of Pensacola, FL, Bob (Jenny) Annexstad and their children: Ella and Thea of Des Moines, IA, and Kate (Matt) Gotschall and their children: Lauren and Emily of Ankeny, IA; son-in-law: Greg (Mary Jean) Annexstad of Des Moines, IA; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arline was preceded in death by her husband, Jim in 1969; her daughter, Sandra Jo Annexstad in 1993; 2 infant sisters: Iris Ann and Beverly Ann (who was a twin to Barbara); brother: Roger Kessler; and her parents.

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