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Obituary for Stephen Grosz

Stephen (Steve) Grosz 83 passed away on Sunday October 14th, 2018. His loved ones were at his side during his final hours. He is now at peace living with Jesus.

Steve was born in Raleigh ND on September 27, 1935 to Mathew and Emalia (Kratz) Grosz. He married Natalie Chornuk on May 5, 1962 at the Catherdral of the Holy Spirit in Bismarck, ND. Together they welcomed 4 children: Theresa, Paul, Peter and Steven.

As a young man, Stephen joined the US Army in October 1956 and served during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged in October 1962. He lived in Bismarck ND until moving to Moorhead, MN in 1964 where he enrolled in a technical school and graduated as a certified welder. In 1969, he moved his family to Billings MT where he worked at Beall Transliner. At Beall Transliner he worked as a welder and a foreman until he retired in 1999. After a short 2 years retirement, he went back to work at Enterprise Car Rental where he worked for 10 years. Stephen’s second retirement started in 2010.

Stephen was passionate about hunting big game, waterfowl and upland game. He enjoyed hunting with friends and family but loved being outdoors watching nature whether hunting, hiking, fishing or camping. Stephen was extremely passionate about gunsmithing. He enjoyed going to the range to pattern new powders and bullets or to shoot trap.

Stephen is preceded in death by his parents Mathew and Emalia, his brothers Baldwin, Blasé, William (Bill), Joe and Mathew.

Stephen is survived by his wife Natalie, daughter Theresa (Jeff) Brakke, sons Paul, Peter (Jami) and Steven (Denise), and grandchildren Christine, Michelle, Lindsay, Erik, Brandon, Joey, Sarah and great grandchild Leo. Also, brother Otto and sister Emma Lou (Dennis).

Rosary will be held at 6:45 pm Thursday October 18 at Smith West Funeral Chapel located at 304 34th St. West. Funeral Mass will be held 10 am Friday October 19 at St Thomas The Apostle Catholic Church in Billings. Rite of Committal will follow Funeral Mass at the Yellowstone National Cemetery at 1:00 pm in Laurel. Condolences for the family may be shared at:

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When Thursday, October 18th, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Smith West Chapel
304 34th Street West
Billings, MT 59102
Additional Information Rosary at 6:45 p.m. Vigil service at 7:00 p.m.

Service Information

Friday, October 19th, 2018 10:00am
Father Steve Zabrocki
St Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church
2055 Woody Dr
Billings, MT 59102

Interment Information

Yellowstone National Cemetery
55 Buffalo Trail
Laurel, MT 59044
Location Information
Buffalo Trail and Laurel Airport Road

Reception Information

St Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church
2055 Woody Dr
Billings, MT 59102
Reception Extra Info
following the funeral mass