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Glen Charles Gross

January 18, 1955 - October 2, 2019

Glen Charles Gross passed away peacefully on October 2, 2019 after a courageous and hard-fought battle with Glioblastoma Brain Cancer diagnosed on September 4, 2018. He was the son of Werner and Eulalia Gross, and was born January 18, 1955 in Harlan, Iowa.  Glen grew up on a farm in Earling, Iowa with 17 other siblings, eleven brothers and six sisters.  He attended grade school in Earling, Iowa and graduated high school in Harlan, Iowa.

After high school, Glen moved to San Antonio, Texas and worked for Pace Setter Windows for several years. He then started his own very successful remodeling business, Gross Construction, out of the back of his pickup truck, and moved to Plano, Texas.

Glen adopted two children from Russia, Alexis and Josh, and raised them in Plano. He then moved to Allen, Texas and met the love of his life, May Liu. When they married on October 25, 2015, Glen was blessed with a stepson, Kelvin Zhang.  They enjoyed the outdoors together and he taught her to hunt, fish and BBQ.  She was a fast learner and loved every minute of it. Glen was planning to retire next January, and they were going to move to their property in Oklahoma, which was their dream. They enjoyed their short love life together but packed in a lifetime of memories and good times.

Glen was a Christian man who believed in paying it forward. He felt blessed with the success and rewards God provided for him, so he wanted to pay it forward by helping others, whether it be with money, a helping hand or just being a good listener. Glen was very active in his church, going on mission trips and always lending a helping hand when needed.

He was an active member of Ducks Unlimited and the NRA. Glen enjoyed hunting deer, ducks, pheasants, and dove, along with his love of fishing. He also enjoyed hiking, 4-wheeling, and working and being outdoors.

Glen never met a stranger and made many lifelong friendships with the customers from his business. He was a very gregarious and jovial man with a very distinguished laugh who had very strong opinions of issues he truly believed. Everyone always knew just where he stood on matters.

He is survived by his wife, May Liu Gross; daughter, Alexis Gross; son, Josh Gross; stepson, Kelvin Zhang; siblings, Darlene Trierweiler of Dunlap, Iowa, Bob Gross and wife, Pat of Omaha, Nebraska, Dick Gross and wife, Elaine of Arnold's Park, Iowa, Peg Whitaker and husband, Richard of Omaha, Nebraska, Denny Gross and wife, Rose Ann of Mount Vernon, Iowa, Dale Gross and wife, Anna Mae of Harlan, Iowa, Shirley Graeve and husband, Ronald of Omaha, Nebraska, Connie Kohles of Harlan, Iowa, Dan Gross and wife, Judy of Houston, Texas, Anna Mills and husband, Jim of Shawnee, Kansas, Marvin Gross and wife, Deb of Earling, Iowa, Steve Gross and wife, Brenda of Earling, Iowa, Chris Gross and wife, Melissa of Earling, Iowa, Cindy Broughton and husband, Tim of Lucas, Texas; aunts, Helen Siemer of Dow City, Iowa and Odelia Coenen of Des Moines, Iowa;  along with numerous nieces and nephews; great-nieces and nephews; other loving relatives; and many trusted, and loyal very good friends.

Glen was preceded in death by his parents, Werner and Eulalia Gross; and brothers, Gary Gross, Roger Gross, and Rodney Gross.

Glen was a God loving, loyal and generous man who will be missed dearly by all who knew him. We will all miss his big laugh and fun-loving attitude. 

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M., Friday, October 11, 2019 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas 75013, Highway 75, exit 38A.  Inurnment is to follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen.

Memorial contributions may be made in Glen’s honor to the American Brain Tumor Association,



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I grew up with Glen in Earling, Iowa. We went to school together all the way thru high school. I will always remember him as a great friend and one of the hardest workers I knew. We had so many great memories. Rest In Peace.
Bob bissen, March 10, 2020 My dear sister! I am at a loss for words to say. I just know that as much as I miss my brother, it is nothing compared to how you miss him. You and Glen had an extraordinary love that not many people experience. Although your love story ended too quickly, anyone who was around you guys knew what true love should be. I want you to know that I will be here for you whenever you need to talk, laugh or cry! You will always be a part of the Gross family and you will always be my sister. Glen was a very good man but you were the only one who knew the REAL Glen. He loved you like no other and I thank you for making him so very happy. He so deserved being happy and he waited a long time to find his true love. He was so happy and proud to be able to introduce you to our family. I am so sorry your love story was cut short but you have many, many happy memories of your time together. I love you May. Anna and Jim
Anna Mills, October 21, 2019 Go in peace my brother. Love you man.
Richard Beck, October 11, 2019 I had the privilege of working with Glen. In the short time we worked together I learned a great deal from him. He was always willing to teach you how to do something. We had many lunches together filled with conversation. I'm going to miss him. RIP buddy. Tom Mulkerin, October 10, 2019 Glen was always willing to go above and beyond for anyone! Helping people was a way of life for him. Although he was part of a big family, he didn't hesitate to be a "big brother" to me as well. He would tell me, "All you got to do is ask". What a great example to follow! Joan Travis, October 10, 2019 We will truly miss Uncle Glen. He was a wonderful man and I will always remember his smile and laugh. I am so glad I got to see him in July at Lolly Day. I am thinking of you all during this difficult time. Love,
Jessica Staudt, October 10, 2019 Although I never met Glen, I can tell he was a wonderful man by reading his beautiful obituary & by watching the lovely video with so many treasured memories. I especially loved the photos of Glen with our dear friends Anna & Jim. Through the years, Anna has told me a lot about her brother Glen. Just wish I could have met him. Sending all of you love & prayers from Kansas City! Kathy Palermo, October 10, 2019 Thinking of you May and your family, yes you will miss him dearly but he will always be with you . He was a great bother, I always loved is smile. May you will always be my sister. Love Connie
Connie Kohles, October 9, 2019 It is hard to forget someone who gave you so much to remember. Glen was a wonderful and gifted man who always helped others. He will be missed by everyone who knew him.
Kelvin Zhang & Lorraine Wang, October 8, 2019 Glen is a special son-in-law who will not be forgotten. We could never forget the happy times spent together on the cruise and at the ranch. Wonderful memories will live on forever in our hearts.
Junying Xia & Yuqin Liu, October 8, 2019 Glen was such a loving and caring person. We were so happy when he became a part of our family. I have never seen my aunt so happy than when she was with him. He will be missed! Lu Liu, October 8, 2019 Glen was a wonderful man who will be missed by many. His laugh was contagious and was a joy to be around. His work ethics were unquestionable and you knew if Glen was in charge, it was going to be done right. It was a privilege to call him a friend. Bruce and Jean Slaven, October 7, 2019 I know you are singing in Heaven and so happy. Hope they have hunting seasons up there. Love, Deb Debbie Beck , October 7, 2019