Michael P. Ross

August 30, 1956

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February 1, 2021

Michael P. Ross

August 30, 1956

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February 1, 2021

On Feb. 1, 2021, an angel came to take Michael P. Ross home to his Lord and savior Jesus Christ.

Michael entered this world on Aug. 30, 1956. He attended Holy Rosary and Billings Central H.S., lettering in football. On Oct. 28, 1973, he was in a debilitating accident that changed the course of his life. While he didn’t live his life the way most of us have, he touched many lives, encouraged many people and made his mind known by his signature gestures and unique sense of humor.

Preceding him in death are his father, J.D. “Dave” Ross; his mother, Vivian V Smith Ross; and his sister, Mary K Ross Kossmann. Surviving family members are Anne M Gerke, sister, Billings; John D. Ross (wife Kathey), brother, Lakewood, Washington; Katie Carey, John Ross, Janet Zacharias and David Kossmann, his nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, at Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary. Burial at Holy Cross Cemetery will follow the service.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to all the caretakers and staff who assisted him throughout his life. Memorial donations can be made to Billings Central HS scholarship fund. 

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4 thoughts on “Michael P. Ross”

  1. In high school I used to take care of him when he was in the Columbus Nursing Home around 1979! Throughout the years I have thought of him and wondered how he was doing! He sure made everyone laugh. He used to spell out Will You Marry Me on his board. God’s blessings to you and your family! Stephanie Olson

  2. Memory from Ralph, and Faye Dotson, as Ralph tells it. Mike, Fayes’ hero, most famous deed was to break an arm saving our poor sister from being stuck on the garage roof, then having his mom scream at him in – “Mikael Patrick Jarrad Ross, you’re grinded”. He and Pat met us the day we moved into our Clark Ave home. Ralph, Paul, and even Faye spent a lot of time playing outdoors as grade schoolers. 😀 Lots of fond memories.

  3. Mike and zI were good friends in highschool. I remember a few years after his accident I went to visit him at his home on Yellowstone. By then I had married and was at that visit quite pregnant. I knew when he wrote on his white board to me that he may have lost his ability to have a normal life but he certainly hadn’t lost his sense of humor. His question on his whiteboard to me was. “Who knocked you up?”. I got a good laugh out of that. Unfortunately we lost touch after that but thought about him often wondering how he was doing. We never did get back in touch snd it was a great regret and loss to me. Praise God now he is dancing in the heavens still spreading his joy.

  4. God Speed Michael. I remember so well the day of your accident and how your sweet mother advocated for you. She loved you dearly and now you are with her forever. ♥️

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