Orylin D. Gross
Orylin “Bud” D. Gross, 85, of Gibbon, died Thursday, March 29, 2018, at CHI Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. Funeral service was held Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Kearney. Interment was in Riverside Cemetery in Gibbon. Memorials are suggested to the Gibbon Education Association or Holy Cross Lutheran Church. Condolences may be shared online at www.osrfh.com. Orylin Duane Gross was born on February 10, 1933, at Linn, Kansas, to Harvey and Josephine (Wathor) Gross. He grew up on a farm near Hollenberg, Kansas, and graduated from Hollenberg High School in 1951. Bud entered the United States Army on May 27, 1953, serving during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged on April 30, 1955, as a Sergeant First Class. Following his discharge, he worked for Western Electric in Lincoln. He was united in marriage to Dorothy “Beth” Brubauer on May 26, 1957, in Beatrice. The couple made their home in Fairbury while Bud attended Fairbury Junior College. They moved to Kearney in 1960 where he earned his bachelor’s degree from Kearney Teachers College in 1961. They moved to Shickley in 1961 where he taught at Shickley High School for two years. In 1963 they moved to Gibbon where he began teaching at Gibbon High School. Bud retired from Gibbon High School in 1995. Bud also ran a painting crew in the summer. His passion for education and strong work ethic remained constant throughout Bud’s life. He was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church. Bud loved being in the outdoors, especially hunting, fishing, camping and working in his yard. In retirement, Bud and Beth loved to travel. They spent 18 years in Texas during the winter months. He is survived by his beloved wife, Beth Gross, of Gibbon; three daughters, Renee Gross and husband Jon, of Gretna, Rhonda Seybold and husband Mitch, of Larkspur, Colorado, and Kari Eberle and husband DJ, of Mason City; his grandchildren, Lindsey (Seybold) Barlow and husband Rex, Mica (Seybold) and husband Adam Ruff, Brett Gross, Shelbi Gross, Cortnee Eberle, Logan Eberle, and Jonathan Eberle; a sister, Delores Short, of Gretna; and many nieces and nephews. Bud was preceded in death by his parents and a brotherin- law, Hubert Short.