Clarence "Ross" Veit, 76, of Buckley, passed away on Oct. 15, 2017. Ross was born in Mt. Pleasant on May 26, 1941 to the late Grace (Hilts) and John Veit. He was the ninth child of 10 siblings.
Shortly after high school Ross moved to Anaheim, California, where he met his wife of 53 years, Judy Grossberndt. They had three children, Terry (Carrie), Shelly (Danny) and Stacy (Vincent), all of Traverse City.
Ross enjoyed hunting, fishing, football and baseball. Most of all, he enjoyed his grandchildren, Chloe, Isaac, Sophia and Abby. His grandchildren were the "apple" of his eye. He supported all of their activities. He tried to make all of their events.
Ross spent most all of his career working for local 324 Operating Engineers while maintaining RT Simmental Farms in Mt. Pleasant.
Shortly after his first two grandchildren were born he and Judy decided to move north to be closer to them. Ultimately, Ross and Judy ended up in Buckley, where they have 10 acres and a small horse ranch.
Ross was very active in the horse community, not only supporting Chloe and her equestrian events but cheering on all of the other equestrians as well. He was everyone's "grandpa" at the horse shows. His contagious laugh and notorious sense of humor will be missed by so many.
Ross is survived by his wife, Judy; son, Terry (Carrie) Veit; daughters, Shelly (Danny) Roskey and Stacy (Vincent) Schafer; grandchildren, Chloe, Isaac, Sophie and Abby; brothers, Gary Veit and Stan (Kay) Veit; sisters, Madge Richmond and Patty (Phil) Moulds; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Virginia Hovey, Gwen Moyes, Beverly Morey and Karen Knickerbocker; and brother, John Veit.
A celebration of life will take place Oct. 28, 2017, from 4 to 8 p.m., at the St. Henry Center in Rosebush.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember Ross consider a gift in his memory to the "Ross Veit scholarship fund" for 4-H kids who could benefit from financial assistance in raising an animal at 2333 Whitetail Dr., Traverse City, MI 49696.
Kindly share your memories with Ross' family by way of his online guestbook by visiting www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com.
The family is being cared for by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
Published on October 19, 2017