Reva Pauline Hofer Gross

Reva Pauline
Hofer Gross, age 94, our beloved mother, left this world to her eternal home on
August 5, 2015.  Reva was born on March
11, 1921 in Jerauld County,
South Dakota
to William and Irene
Thompson.  She was the first born of
eleven children.  Most of her life was
spent in the Huron, South Dakota

She married
Pete A. Hofer in 1940.  To this union,
four children were born: Ruthe Shultz, Donald Hofer, Marsha Carlson and Marilyn

She married
Art Gross on May 8, 1971.  She and Art
enjoyed their years in retirement.  They
did some traveling and enjoyed spending time with children and
grandchildren.  They were members of the Huron Mission
, and Reva
continued attending there after Art’s death.

Reva worked
at Armour & Company for 38 years. 
She had many friends in Huron and even after moving to Wisconsin, she loved to read the Huron
newspaper and to catch up on the news in Huron. 
A few years after her retirement, she moved to Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
to be near her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Reva lived a
long and fulfilling life.  She was
blessed to have eight grandchildren, Chad (Shirl) Shultz, Cleve (Donna) Shultz,
Cassandra (Steve) Bassetto, Brandon Ritchhart, April (Ramon) Ibarra, Aubrey
(Broc) Fleischer, Kenneth Hofer, along with seventeen great grandchildren,
Camric, Kelsea and Maxx Shultz, Hunter and Avery Shultz, Karson and Kaden
Bassetto, Blake and Keagen Fleischer, Isabel, Elle, Israel, Ramon, Zion, Isaac
and Darwin Ibarra, and three sisters, Norma Yost, Patti Keckler and Bernice

Reva is
preceded in death by her son, Donald Hofer, Pete A. Hofer, the father of her
children, her husband, Art Gross, and her sons-in-law, Richard R. Carlson and Maurice
“Maury” Shultz.  She is also preceded in
death by her parents, three brothers and four sisters.

The family
will receive relatives and friends at the Zacherl Funeral Home, 875 E. Division St.
in Fond du Lac,
on Saturday, August 8th, from 11:00 to 11:45 AM.  A funeral service will follow visitation at the
funeral home at Noon.  Burial will take
place at Rienzi Cemetery beside her son, Donald Hofer.

The family would like to extend a
special thank you to the staff at Kindred Hearts and Heartland Hospice for
their compassion and loving care of their mother.

Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the family.