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Dorothy Bernice Tyvoll Gross
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Birth: Aug. 3, 1916
Barron County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Dec. 7, 2010
Polk County
Wisconsin, USA

Dorothy B. Gross, 94, resident of Luck, WI died Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at the United Pioneer Home in Luck. Dorothy Bernice Gross was born August 3, 1916 in Comstock, WI. Her parents were Martin and Thea (Jorgenson) Tyvoll. She grew up in Comstock and then attended Cumberland High School and graduated in 1934. She worked at a restaurant in St. Paul called The Waffle Shop, which was owned by her future sister-in-law, Odelia "De" Gross Watkins.

Dorothy and Victor Gross, also of Comstock, were married October 5, 1937 in Cumberland and then moved to Luck, WI when Vic became the manager of the new Land-O-Lakes Dry Milk Plant. She was a homemaker for many years but eventually worked part-time as a bookkeeper for Land-O-Lakes, was a nurses' aide at the United Pioneer Home and for about 10 years served meals for the Polk County Nutrition Program. She had to walk to these jobs as she did not drive. Her husband, Vic, died in 1982, and in 1996 she moved to a twin home in Luck after 40 years at the family home on Park Avenue. She spent the last several years of her life at the Keystone Residence in Prior Lake, MN, Friendship Village in Bloomington, MN and the United Pioneer Home in Luck.

She enjoyed bowling, playing cards, dressing up for Halloween and being with her family. She loved cracking jokes and laughing with everyone around her, right to the end.

She is survived by her children: Gene (Mary Lou) of Bloomington, MN, Richard (Erin) of Forest Lake, MN, Karen (Robert) Martin of San Tan Valley, AZ, Loren "Buzz" (Gail) of Bloomington, MN and Norma Lien of Washburn, WI. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren: Gregory (Margaret) Gross, Mark (Mary Ellen) Gross, Tim Gross, Amy (James Gannon) Gross, Kathleen (Larry Matzdorf) Gross, Vickie (Randy) Soderling, Scott (Betty) Martin, Bradley (Beth) Martin, Jeffrey Gross, Lora Gross, Molly Gross, Benjamin Lien and Jessica Lien. She is survived by 18 great-grandchildren: Anthony, Jennifer, Melissa and Thomas Gross, Kristina and Nicholas Gross, Sophia, Emma and Joseph Gannon, Camille Gross, Stephanie and Matthew Soderling, Sandra, Jade and Anna Martin, and Courtney, Jake and Riley Martin. She is also survived by her sister, Ruth Rocklein of La Crescenta, CA and brother, Robert (Cheryl) Tyvoll of Alpharetta, GA.

Preceding Dorothy in death were her parents; husband; sisters, Alice Locksley, Esther Anderson and Katherine Burroughs; brother, Boyd Tyvoll; grandsons, Thomas and Michael Gross; granddaughter-in-law, Kathleen Martin and son-in-law, James Lien.

There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Dominic's Catholic Church in Frederic, WI on Saturday, June 4, 2011 - visitation will begin at 10:00AM followed by the service at 11:00AM. Memorials are preferred to the American Diabetes Association or St. Dominic's or the charity of your choice.
Family links: 
  Peter Martin Tyvoll (1889 - 1976)
  Thea Pauline jorgenson Tyvoll (1893 - 1939)
  Victor Joseph Gross (1909 - 1982)
  Dorothy Bernice Tyvoll Gross (1916 - 2010)
  Esther Marie Tyvoll Anderson (1918 - 1999)*
  Katherine Delores Tyvoll Burroughs (1920 - 2009)*
  Martin Boyd Tyvoll (1928 - 1992)*
  Robert Eugene Tyvoll (1932 - 2011)*
  Alice Ann Tyvoll Locksley (1936 - 1975)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint Dominic Catholic Cemetery
Polk County
Wisconsin, USA
Created by: Gene Gross
Record added: Jun 07, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70992174
Dorothy Bernice <i>Tyvoll</i> Gross
Added by: Gene Gross
Dorothy Bernice <i>Tyvoll</i> Gross
Added by: Gene Gross
Dorothy Bernice <i>Tyvoll</i> Gross
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