Obituary: Dale R. Ross


On Wednesday May 13, 2020, Dale R. Ross, loving son, brother, father, and grandfather passed away at the age of 64 in McPherson, KS.

Dale was born May 19, 1955, in Council Bluffs, Iowa and was the fourth son of Eugene and Mary (Jenkins) Ross. He was a graduate in the class of 1973 of Thomas Jefferson High in Council Bluffs.  He has two children, Stacey Ross of Kearney, NE and Scott Ross of Lewisville, TX, and two grandchildren, Celia (4) and Declan Ritz (3).

Dale was an incredible inventor and held several U.S. Patents. He owned a tool and die business for many years.

He is preceded in death by his father, Eugene, his mother, Mary, and brother, Carl.  He is survived by two brothers, Clyde and Mark, his two children and two grandchildren, along with several cousins, nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held in Council Bluffs, Iowa at a later date.

Memorial donations may be given to the McPherson College Auto Restoration Program in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 N. Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460.  Personal condolences may be sent to the family at

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