Leroy Bross

February 24, 1926 - February 11, 2018
Vicksburg, MI


Life Story / Obituary


On February 11 2018 Leroy A. Bross went home to be with his Lord and Savior.

He was proceeded in death by his wife Shirley A. Bross (Ackerman) of 65 years. Brothers Charles Bross, Richard Bross and his parent August and Rose Bross. He was born in Porter Indiana in February 1926.

Surviving are his 3 children Richard Bross (sue) Swartz Creek Michigan, Allen Bross (Nora) Nashville Michigan and Pamela DeCuypere (Jeff) Vicksburg Michigan. 6 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews many friends, and special care giver Patty DeCuypere.

He served his country proudly, he quit school to join the Navy in 1943-1946, in 1948-1954 he joined the Army. He was promoted to sergeant while serving in France with the European command communications zone. He was a mechanic with the zone’s 7805th Area Command in Orleans, he holds the American Theater Campaign medal, Asiatic Pacific Theater ribbon, Philippine Liberation medal, Good conduct medal and Army of Occupation medal for service in Japan.

The communication zone is responsible for transportation of men and supplies from French ports to U.S. forces stationed in Germany.

After leaving the military he went back to school to get his GED.

From 1954 to1960 he worked at Bilbia Marathon Station in Battle Creek.

In May 1961 he went to work for the Department of Natural Resources, where he worked for 25 years, he loved the wildlife and the outdoors. After the passing of his wife he moved to Vicksburg to live with Pam and Jeff, he built a small cottage where he was able to watch wildlife at its glory. He was a founder of the Circle D Wildlife Refuge, he was a large part of the progress of the Refuge, in lieu of flowers contributions can be made in his name to the Circle D Wildlife Refuge.

He loved his family, God and Country.

He will be buried next to the love of his life at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta Michigan, service to be held in the spring, followed by celebration of his life at Fort Custer Recreation Area in Augusta Michigan.