The memorial service for Ross E. McInroy, 83, of Stewartville, MN will be at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday (May 22, 2019) at the Zumbro Lutheran Church in Rochester, MN with Pastor Jason Bryan – Wegner officiating. Burial with military graveside honors will be held at Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Preston, MN. Mr. McInroy died peacefully on Friday (May 17, 2019) following a short illness, at Mayo Clinic – Rochester – St. Mary’s Campus.
Ross Edward McInroy was born on July 24, 1935 in Wasioja, MN to Loyd and Addie (Plant) McInroy. Ross and his family travelled often following his father’s work in construction, much of it in California and the Pacific Northwest. At the age of 17 he enlisted into the U.S. Air Force and later earned his GED. Ross was married on Nov. 25, 1954 at Zumbro Lutheran Church in Rochester to Marian J. Scrabeck. Ross had a 20 year career in the Air Force. Following his discharge, the McInroys returned to the Rochester area before moving to Stewartville in 1976, where they raised their son Zane and have continued to make their home. Ross was employed as a mail carrier and maintenance specialist at the U.S Postal Service in Rochester for 20 years until his retirement. Marian is a homemaker and also worked part-time as a health care provider at different clinics through the years. Ross was a member of the Korean Veterans group that met weekly at Grandma’s Kitchen in Rochester and was a past member of American Legion Post 299 in Mabel and currently was a member of American Legion Post 164 in Stewartville. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed selling rods and fishing equipment during Stewartville’s Citywide Garage Sales. Ross loved time spent with his family.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years – Marian and their son Zane and grand-daughter – Anneliese St. Martin all of Stewartville; sister - Sharron Norris of Cochran, GA and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister – Peggy Renwick.
A time of visitation for family and friends will take place from 5:00 to 6:30 P.M. on Wednesday (May 22, 2019) at Griffin-Gray Funeral Home in Stewartville and 1 hr. prior to the service at the church on Thursday morning. Arrangements are with Griffin-Gray F.H. in Stewartville. On-line condolences and memories of Ross are welcome at www.griffin-gray.com
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