David M. Ross
                                  August 25, 1954 -- February 11, 2020

David Michael Ross, 65, of Shipshewana, formerly of Brooklyn, MI
passed away while surrounded by his family at 2:00 pm on Tuesday,
February 11, at Parkview LaGrange Hospital. He had fought a lengthy
courageous battle with cancer. He was born on August 25, 1954 in
Panama City, Panama to Jerry and Delphine (O'Bliski) Ross. On October
24, 1981 in Irish Hills, MI he married Barbara Jedele, she survives.
Survivors in addition to his wife are a daughter, Heidi (Patrick)
O'Laughlin of Battle Creek, MI; a son, Jason Ross of Shipshewana; two
grandchildren, Nathan O'Laughlin and Corinne O'Laughlin; his father in
Brooklyn, MI; mother-in-law, Phyllis Jedele of Shipshewana; brother,
Jamie (Julie) Ross of Clinton, MI. He was preceded in death by his
mother and his grandparents, Matt and Helen Ross. David had worked
in the trucking industry as a mechanic for 30 years at L.J. Beal and son,
Brooklyn, MI. He also served as a firefighter for 35 years for the
Columbia Central Fire Department. After retirement he worked as a
dishwasher for 10 years at the 5 & 20 Restaurant, Shipshewana and
then he worked for six years on the janitorial staff for the Northridge
School systems, Middlebury. His favorite thing to do in life was to  
spend time with his family. Per David’s request, no services will be held.

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Jason, Phil and myself are sorry for your loss.
From: Phil and Kristin Tice
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May God wrap you and your family in his arms and give you comfort
during this time. David was always a blessing to our family over the
years with many many years of dedication to both Beal's and the
Brooklyn Fire Department. I know my parents both loved him like a son.
May God Bless you all.
From: George and Karan (Choate) Cox
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We are so sorry to hear about Dave's Passing.Prayers for the Family in
this time of sorrow and remembering a Life Well Lived.
From: Bob & Margie Jenson
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I am so very sorry for your loss. David was such a nice man.
From: Carlie Davis
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My message to Davids family got sent before I was done. So Im sending
this to finish it.
From: Marolyn and Roger Yoder
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My love n prayers are with you all. Very sad to know he left us so early
in life. Stay strong for Dave. His wonderful memories will always comfort
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So very sorry to hear of Dave's passing. Many memories of being on the
fire department with him. We will miss him greatly.
From: Shawn and Terri Lutz
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I am sorry, Jason. I really enjoyed seeing your dad around the school.
He was a great guy. Cherish the memories.
From:  Benj Shirk
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So sorry for your loss. I'm glad he's no longer suffering. I will miss him
and enjoyed having conversations with him at the middle school.
From: Shawn Baker
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Our families will be thinking about his family during this time. David was
kind, gentle, and worldly a wonderful colleague and beautiful soul.
Talking to him always brightened my day at school. His absence is felt
In my heart and the heart of so many others.
From: The Roses
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R.I.P. David. have a twinkie and say hi to uncle Russ
From: Kevin Snider
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I am so sorry to hear of the loss of David he was in my class at school. I
know he will be missed enjoy your wonderful memories of him. I will
keep you all in my prayers RIP Dave
From: Pam Elrod Bendele
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I am very sorry to hear about your dad Heidi. (And family). He was a
great man.
From: Lisa Jenson
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I was heartbroken to hear of Davids passing. He will be so missed. He
was so loved and thought of by his Uncle Jack and Aunt Gladys and
everyone. His kind soul, devotion to family , work and his strength thru
a painful and suffering illness is inspirational. "Blessed are the pure of
heart for they shall see God" Matthew 5:8
From: Cynthia Kohmescher
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I am so sorry to hear of David's passing, after a long and courageous
battle with cancer. There's no more pain & suffering as David is at home
with our Lord & Saviour.
From: Bunten family, neighbors for many years