Thomas Ross Jr.

Thomas Ross Jr., 76, of Sheboygan passed away from complications with COVID-19 on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020 at Sunny Ridge Nursing Home.

He was born April 12, 1944 in St. Louis, Missouri, a son of the late Thomas Sr. and Mary (Blanford) Ross. Tom attended schools in St. Louis and graduated from Hazelwood High School.

He worked for several companies in the printing industry in both Missouri and California. Later in his working career, he was a blackjack dealer on a riverboat casino in St. Louis.

Tom enjoyed watching baseball and old movies, coaching little league and softball, singing, karaoke, and spending time with his family and friends.

Survivors include son the Rev. Christopher Ross (the Rev. Laura Yurs) of rural Plymouth; daughter Jennifer Laspe of St. Louis; grandchildren Autumn, Andrew (fiancée Ericka), Amanda (Hamza), Alexander, Christian, Barrett, and Peyton; great-grandchild Jerry; brother Terry (Sandra) Ross of St. Louis; sisters Melody (Mark) Shaw of St. Louis and Sally Kallash of St. Peters, Missouri; and sister-in-law Pamela Ross of St. Louis.

He is also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents; daughter Noelle Kennedy; sister Patricia Hammond; and brother Daniel Ross.

Cremation has taken place and a drive-through visitation will be held Friday, Oct. 30 from 12 to 12:30 p.m. at the Immanuel United Church of Christ parking lot, W3694 CTH FF, Plymouth. This will be followed by a virtual memorial service at 1 p.m. with UCC Wisconsin Conference minister the Rev. Franz Rigert presiding.

In lieu of flowers a memorial fund is being established in Tom’s name.

The Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Plymouth is assisting the family. For online condolences, please visit

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