In loving memory of

Leonard Gross
November 19, 1935 - November 12, 2020

Leonard Gross, age 84, of Quincy, died Thursday, November 12, 2020, at 11:41 pm in Blessing Hospital.

Leonard was born November 19, 1935 in Pea Ridge Township, Illinois, the son of Earl and Gertrude Ferrell Gross. He married Carol Bemis on May 6, 1956 in the First Christian Church in Mt. Sterling, Illinois.

After graduating form Brown County High School, Leonard attended Gem City Business College. He served in the United States Army and Army Reserves for six years. He worked for Ferrell Chevrolet in Augusta as a bookkeeper and parts manager, and at the Cadillac dealership in Quincy as a parts manager. Until he retired in 2000, Leonard worked at G.H. Bemis Freight Service in sales and management and then its successor, Sisbro Inc.

Leonard was an active member of Grandview Church, where he served on many boards, taught Sunday School, and did remodeling and restoration work at the church. He was blessed with many talents, including home construction, vehicle repair and restoration, woodworking, and countless projects for family and friends. He also was an active member of the Great River Roads Harley Owners group. Leonard loved being with family and friends - camping, boating, motorcycling, and communing with a regular group at Hardee's.

Leonard is survived by his wife, Carol, and his two children, Stacey Gross of Champaign, IL, and Steven (Sandra) Gross of Ft. Myers, FL; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Leonard was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers, Harold and Jerry Gross.

Arrangements are pending.

Memorials: Grandview Church. Memorials may be made online at

Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.


Kent Kanauss wrote on Nov 29, 2020:

"My deepest condolences for your loss. My dad Russell Kanauss always thought highly of Leonard. Praying for peace and comfort for you and your family."

Merle & Connie Goudschaal wrote on Nov 18, 2020:

"Carol, we are sorry to hear of your loss and you are in our thoughts and prayers"

Rod and Patt Keck wrote on Nov 16, 2020:

"We are so sorry for your loss We remember all of the fun rides with the two of you and the card games. "

Kevin & Kathy Knight wrote on Nov 15, 2020:

"So sorry for your loss. ?? Kevin & Kathy Knight"

Paul and Phyllis Pogue wrote on Nov 15, 2020:

"We are indeed saddened to learn of Leonard's passing but we will always carry great memories of good times with the Harley Owners Group and coffee at Hardee's. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family."

Tom Scobee wrote on Nov 15, 2020:

"Carol So sorry about Leonard. I so enjoyed our breakfast time together at Hardee's. "

Paul and Phyllis Pogue wrote on Nov 15, 2020:

"We have many great memories of good times with the Harley Owners Group and later coffee at Hardee's. We are indeed saddened, please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Paul and Phyllis Pogue"

Dick &PAT Wentura wrote on Nov 15, 2020:

"Dear Carol and Family, Thinking of you. Dick & PAT Wentura"

Ron and Linda Barker wrote on Nov 14, 2020:

"I am so sorry to read of Leonard?s passing. Out thoughts and prayers are with you"

Paul Harbourn wrote on Nov 14, 2020:

"Cathy and I are saddened to learn of Leonard?s passing. I always thought he was such a gentleman May God give you great comfort. Paul & Cathy Harbourn"