Gary Frank Grossman
Apr. 12, 1945 – May 22, 2019
Gary Frank Grossman, 74, of Bismarck, ND formerly of Esmond, ND, passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at St. Alexius Medical Center in Bismarck, ND. Mass of Christian Burial was at 11:00 AM Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Esmond, ND with Fr. Brian Bachmeier celebrating. Visitation took place Monday, May 27, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM followed by Vigil Service at St. Boniface Catholic Church. Visitation continued Tuesday one hour before the service at the church. Burial will be held at the St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery at 11:00 AM Saturday, June 8, 2019. Music will be provided by Becky and Shelby Brandvold. Casket Bearers will be family friend, John Vetter, and nephews: Donald Gross-man, Steve Axtman, Brad Grossman, Ken Axtman, Tim Grossman, Tim Axtman, Karl Grossman,
Kevin Axtman, Keenan Grossman.
Gary Frank Grossman was born April 12, 1945 in Rugby, ND to Joseph and Agnes (Wolf) Grossman. He was raised on the family farm west of Esmond. Gary was united in marriage to Cecilia Mattern on January 20, 1968 at St. Anselm’s Catholic Church in Fulda, ND. To this union, five children were born: Tina, Kory, Renae, Lee and Kristin.
Gary started working construction at the age of 17. As a Union Iron Worker (Local 793), he helped construct many of North Dakota’s major energy projects and coal gasification plants, in addition to several iconic landmarks, including long-span river bridges. He also worked on military defense projects on both air force bases and numerous missile sites throughout the state. Gary also farmed in the Esmond area until 1987. He retired from ironworking in the early 1990’s and moved to Bismarck to be closer to his children. He then worked for several more years, transporting campers for Capital RV. Gary was a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Bismarck, and St. Boniface Catholic Church in Esmond. He enjoyed spending time outdoors, traveling, watching old western movies, playing cards and visiting with
family and friends. His happiest moments were sharing time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and attending their many activities.
Gary is survived by his children, Tina (Scott) Smith of Bismarck, Kory (Shelly) Grossman of Bismarck, Renae (Corey) Genetzky of Bismarck, Lee Grossman of Bismarck and Kristin (Charlie) Winn of Washburn, ND; grandchildren, Stephanie, Chelsey, Brittany, Kaitlyn, Cole, Brandon, Kyra, Jetta, Lydia and Henry; great-grandchildren, Aubrie, Carsten, Easton and Jack; siblings; Vickie Axtman of Fargo, Ronald Grossman of Esmond, Daniel Grossman of Esmond and Bryan Grossman of Grand Forks, ND.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Agnes Grossman; brother, Marvin Grossman; grandson, Ashton Genetzky; nephew, Terry Axtman; brother-in-law, Kenneth Axtman; sisters-in-law, Sharon Grossman and Ellen Grossman.
Online condolences may be left at www.thenelsonfuneralhome.com.
The Nelson Funeral Home of Maddock is in charge of the arrangements.
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