George Ross

Born in Chicago, IL
Born on Jan 26, 1923
Departed on Jan 8, 2019

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My sympathies goes out to George's family during this time of grief. May God's loving-kindness comfort you and help you through this difficult time. (Psalm 119:50,76)

It was always a treat when Uncle George and Aunt Jean came to visit in California. Our father, Alex Jerome Nielsen, was a brother of Jean. George's wit and sense of humor always kept us laughing. George and Jean were a great team and brought blessing to many during their lifetimes. They both will be missed. They lived a full, abundant life on earth and as people of faith in Christ Jesus are enjoying the gift of God's grace in their new heavenly home. I trust they are catching up with loved ones and bringing joy and laughter to many.

To the family, We who had the pleasure to be with ‘Our George’ are all saddened by him passing. We were blessed to have known him and call him our friend. We have learned so much from him and are better people because of George Ross (Jean.) For whatever we gave to them in service we would leave with so much more, feeling loved and appreciated by the kind words and teachers of love. The memories while making Jeans peanut brittle with George last month will be a treasure to all of us. He loved this and whoever came were lucky to share in that time with George. George you loved all and your long life was lived well! Selfishly we wanted to keep you here but knowing you...you had talked it out with God and the plan was set. We are happy for you to be with your bride again! Your wonderful family will treasure you and all the memories- You were so proud but always humble! We will be better spouses, parents, friends and neighbors because of our friend George! Prayers to all the family~ Krista Woltman THE CAREGIVERS ??

Dr. Ross, or Mister Ross the Algebra teacher, as I knew him at Franklin Junior High in the sixties, was a caring and sensitive person who had an important influence on my life. In ninth grade he was the first to recognize my math deficit, and personally worked with me on my assignments, later getting me enrolled in a remedial math class. I was struggling personally and academically back then, and Dr. Ross helped me to stay in school. Years later in 1986 he wrote to tell me that he had acquired my best junior high artwork from art teacher Mrs. Souder, had it framed and displayed the collage in his offices and his den at home for many decades. I'm proud to know he enjoyed my artwork. George Ross was a kind, gentle person, and a great teacher! My sincere condolences to his family and friends, and especially his son, and my old friend Lachlan Ross.

Oh George! I am so sad that we have all lost you. You and Jean were such an integral part of our Hawkeye Area Grand Gaelic Isles Society (HAGGIS) for so many years, always right there to volunteer in any way you could, so proud to represent your Ross Clan in our activities. I was pleased when you called me last year to come over and show you how to make Scottish shortbread, because you were hungry for it! I had hoped that you might be able to come to this year's Burns Supper. Instead we will say a good words about you and all lift our glasses in a hearty toast to a wonderful man we will all miss. EPITAPH ON MY OWN FRIEND - by Robert Burns An honest man here lies at rest, As e’er God with His image blest: The friend of man, the friend of truth; The friend of age, and guide of youth: Few hearts like his, with virtue warm’d, Few heads with knowledge so inform’d: If there’s another world, he lives in bliss; If there is none, he made the best of this.

Mary Jane and I had many fond connections with George. He was a great educator, and served the Cedar Rapids Schools well in many capacities. George had a keen wit, and was keenly aware of what was going in the schools and the community. He was an effective teacher, and served well in his role as Director of Research for he Cedar Rapids Schools. He was a guiding force to so many people in many positive ways. We join with his family in celebrating his life. We are all better because he was here. Mary Jane and Bill Jacobson

Earlier this year, Uncle George came to my son's graduation party, and I introduced him as "my favorite Uncle George" -- without missing a beat, George replied, "I'm your ONLY Uncle George!" And he was so right -- the one and only George Ross. The world lost one of the most special human beings on this earth. Uncle George, you touched and were loved by more people than you will ever know. Thanks for the camping trips, for the great visits, and for being my favorite Uncle George. We love you and will miss you dearly!!

Dad left lots of memories. My wife, Mary, and I had him for ninth grade algebra. He sure knew how to challenge students and encourage fun of math.