GREELEY, Colo. -- E. Morten "Bud" Grosse, 89, died Thursday (March 23, 3006). He was born in Stratton, Neb. to Henry W. and Martha Virginia (Morten) Grosse.
He grew up in Stratton and graduated from Stratton High School. After high school he completed business college in Missouri. He served in the U.S. Army with the 188th Field Artillery Battalion during WW II in the European Theater. His service spanned the landing at Normandy through the Battle of the Bulge. He was taken prisoner of war at the Battle of Hurtgen Forest and was liberated 17 days later on April 17, 1945. He returned home and was honorably discharged.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Greeley, a past Patron of the Masonic Lodge, and member of American Legion, Eastern Star, Greeley-Evans Moose Lodge, Elks BPOE 809, El Jebel Shrine and the VFW Post 2121.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; wife, Donna Grosse, who died April 17, 2002; and a brother, Wallace Grosse.
Survivors include three daughters, Beverly Williams and husband, Bruce of Greeley, Marcia Welsh and husband, Lou Terracio of New York City, and Karen Grosse of Larkspur, Calif. ; one son, Bruce Grosse of San Rafael, Calif.; and six grandchildren
Memorial Services will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, at the First United Methodist Church, Greeley, in lieu of a previously announced 90th Birthday Party. Inurnment will be at Linn Grove in Greeley. Military Honors will be provided by VFW Post 2121 of Greeley.
Note: Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church or VFW Post 2121 in care of Adamson Memorial Chapels, 2000 47th Ave. Greeley, CO 80631. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.adamsonchapels.com