Victor D. Ross, 93, of rural Nebraska City and formerly of Nehawka, died Aug. 8, 2013 at the Ambassador in Nebraska City. Victor was born on Nov. 30, 1919 on a farm near Nehawka to Louie W. and Agnes M. (Anderson) Ross. He attended country school through grade 8 and then attended Nehawka High School, graduating in 1937. He served the United States Army/Air Corps 13th Air Service Squadron from April 29, 1942 until Dec. 29, 1945.
Victor married Ruth L. Morris on June 1, 1947 at the Methodist Church in Union.
He was a long-time farmer in Cass County and also was a former partner in the Nebraska City Sale Barn. He was a member of the Nehawka American Legion, the V.F.W., the Nehawka Methodist Church and the Nehawka Coop where he served on the Board of Directors. He enjoyed hunting, dog training, trap shooting and playing cards with his buddies in Nehawka. He also attended and was active in planning reunions of his air squadron that were held all over the United States.
He is survived by wife Ruth Ross of rural Nebraska City; children Diana L. Scheffler of Omaha, Ronald R. Ross and wife Linda of Olathe, Kan., and Thomas D. Ross and wife Lisa of Nebraska City; seven grandchildren: Megan Scheffler, Laura Ross, Elise Ross and boyfriend Shawn Hamling, Erik Ross, Morgan Bishop, Mackenzie Bishop and Aaron Bishop; great-grandchild Ellie Rose Hamling; niece Mary Henne and husband Steve and their children Ryan and Clay Henne of Nehawka; other family and many friends.
He was preceded by brother Bill Ross, sister-in-law Imogene Ross and nephew Wayne Ross.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013 at the Nehawka Methodist Church in Nehawka with Rev. Dorothy Smith officiating. Inurnment will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Nehawka with complete military honors.
The family will greet friends from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 12, at Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City.
Memorials may be given to the Nehawka Methodist Church or the Nehawka Senior Center.
Remembrances may be left at www.gudefuneralhomes.com.
Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City is in charge of arrangements.