Charles D. Ross, lifelong resident of Nashwauk died Friday, April 29,
2022, at Hillcrest Suites in Nashwauk, MN. He was born August 4, 1936, to
Albert and Ruth (Neary) Ross in Nashwauk. Charlie finished school and enlisted
in the National Guard. He later would be employed with Northwestern Bell as a
technician, retiring after 38 years of service. He entered the Sacrament of
Marriage with Joann “Joey” (Borelli) on August 22, 1959, and they were proudly
married for 62 years. Charlie served his community on the volunteer fire
department for many years, he was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the
Nashwauk American Legion, St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church, and the Liars Club.
He also sat on the Nashwauk city council for 18 years. You would always see
Charlie at church as an usher he was an active member of the church for many
years. Charlie loved the outdoors, he was a huge fisherman, enjoyed grouse
hunting, deer hunting, and especially duck hunting, however his grandchildren
were his pride and joy.
He is survived by his wife, Joann “Joey” Ross, Nashwauk, MN, 5 children,
Mary (Bo) Warmbold, Nashwauk, Christopher (Ann) Ross, Bemidji, MN, Steven
Ross, Sucker Lake, Alecia Ross, Grand Rapids, and Angela (Jim) Denny, Grand
Rapids, MN, brother, Michael (Rita) Ross, Nashwauk, 14 grandchildren, 10 great-
grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his
parents, and two brothers, Albert Ross, and Frank Ross.
Funeral services for Charlie will be 11:00am, Thursday, May 5, 2022 at St.
Cecilia’s Catholic Church in Nashwauk, MN. The Rev. Fr. Joe Sobolik will
celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial. Visitation will be one hour prior to the
funeral Mass at the church on Thursday. Interment will be in Nashwauk
Cemetery. Arrangements are with the Dougherty Funeral Home of Hibbing.
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