Leslie E. “Les” Gross – age 71, of Munjor, Kansas, died Thursday, May 31, 2018, at Hays Medical Center, Hays, Kansas. He was born February 2, 1947, in Hays to Joseph J. “Joe” and Rose (Pfannenstiel) Gross. He married Linda Faye (Weigel) on November 16, 1968, in Hays.
He worked in the oil fields all of his life, starting with R.C. Williams for 20 years. He was co-owner of 4-Way Trucking for ten years, then worked for Murfin Drilling, out of the Colby, Kansas office for eight years and retired in 2012. He was a 1965 graduate of Hays High School and served six years in the U S Army Reserves. He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus Council #11492 both of Munjor, Kansas. He enjoyed traveling, going on fishing trips ,the casinos, the Royals, the Chiefs, KU basketball, his children, his grandchildren and the grandkids activities.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Gross, of the home; one son, Len Gross and wife, Patricia, Dumas, TX; two daughters, LaNae Lang and husband, Greg, Hays, KS; LaShana Hunt and husband, Troy, Lawrence, KS; one son-in-law, Thomas Callahan, Frisco, TX; ten grandchildren: Hannah and Sean Callahan; Michael, Patelynn and Emily Gross; Halle, Ethan and Mia Lang; Dallas and Olivia Hunt; two brothers, Vernon Gross and wife, Jeannie, Hays, KS, Jerry Gross and wife, Sylvia, Munjor, KS; four sisters, JoAnn Dreiling and husband, Norman, Victoria, KS; Kay Von Lintel and husband, Dennis, Vincent, KS ;Geraldine Kindel and husband, Don, Victoria, KS; Mary Anderson and husband, Troy, Victoria, KS.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Lynette Callahan; three brothers, Leon Gross and wife, Joyce; Harold Gross and wife, Viola; Kenny Gross and wife, Shirley; one sister, Patty Dreiling and husband, Verlin; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Albinus and Velma (Von Lintel) Weigel.
Services will be at 10:00 A.M. Monday, June 4, 2018, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Munjor, Kansas. Burial in St. Francis of Assisi Cemetery, Munjor, Kansas with military honors by the Hays V.F.W. Post No. 9076.
Visitation is from 4:00 to 9:00 P.M. Sunday, and from 8:30 to 9:30 A.M. Monday, all at Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary of Hays, 1919 East 22nd Street, Hays, Kansas 67601.
A Knights of Columbus rosary will be at 6:30 P.M. Sunday, flowed by vigil service at 7:00 P.M. Sunday, both at Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary of Hays.
The family suggests memorials to the Munjor Knights of Columbus, the Munjor Christian Mothers or St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.
Condolences can be left by guestbook at www.keithleyfuneralchapels.com or can be sent e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org