Henry J. “Hank” Ross, 94, a resident of Bettendorf, Iowa, passed away on Friday, April 14, 2023 at the Clarissa Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf.
Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, April 29, 2023 in the chapel at Pine Hill Cemetery in Davenport. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Clarissa Cook Hospice House. McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home of Bettendorf is assisting the family with arrangements.
He was born in rural Davenport, Iowa on March 2, 1929, the son of John and Annie (Englebrecht) Ross. Hank served in the U.S. Army Air-Corps during the Korean Conflict and was stationed in France assisting in the reconstruction of air fields and troop barracks.
On February 24, 1956 in Eldridge, Iowa, he was united in marriage to the love of his life, Carol J. Stender.
Hank had a long career in the construction business beginning with the Gierke-Robinson Company where he worked for 22 years and later with Priester Construction primarily at the Alcoa Company for another 22 years until his retirement. Following retirement, he continued working in his own lawn care business for another 20 years.
Carol and Hank enjoyed spending winters in Florida for 40 years and made many wonderful friends while there. He was an avid gardener, enjoyed watching NASCAR and loved eating the wonderful and delicious food that his wife prepared.
Those left to honor his memory include his beloved wife of over 67 years, Carol; his children, Dean (Cindy) Ross of Davenport, Deb (Waldo) Arnholz of Bettendorf and Denise Ross-Borisek of Park View, Iowa; his grandchildren, Kristy (Shawn) Ashby, Jennifer Jasper, Brandon (Steph) Ross, Caleb (Audri) Jasper, Linsey (Eric) Jackson and Ember (Bryan) Daxon; his great-grandchildren, Brianna Noneman, Keegan Holdorf, Sydney Ashby, Grant Smith, Chase Jasper, Kyah Ross, Kruz Ross, Adelynn Jasper, Coltyn Jasper, Bryson Jackson, Christian Jasper, Carson Jackson, Maya Daxon and Maddie Jackson; his brother, Harold (Barb) Ross in Tennessee; and many other relatives and wonderful friends.
Hank was preceded in death by his great-grandson, Austin Cook; his sister, Helen Wales; and an infant son, Dwight J. Ross.
Carol and her family wish to express their heartfelt thanks to the wonderful staff at the Clarissa Cook Hospice House for their loving care shown to them during this difficult time.