Byron T Grosz, 89, Hazen, entered eternal life Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at home in the loving care of his family. Services will be held at 10:00 AM CT, Monday, May 16, 2022, at Peace Lutheran Church, Hazen, with Rev. Mark Martin officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will follow in the Hazen City Cemetery.
Byron was born in a sod house near Krem, Mercer County, ND on September 18, 1932, the fifth of ten children born to Albert and Ida (Wolf) Grosz. He was baptized into Christ on November 27, 1932, at St. Paul Lutheran Church north of Hazen and confirmed on May 16, 1948, at Peace Lutheran Church, Hazen. Byron spent his early years on the family farm north of Hazen until the family relocated south of Hazen where Byron was raised and educated. Upon completing the eighth grade Byron chose to devote his life to the land remaining on the family farm to work alongside his father.
On June 13, 1954, he married his loving wife of nearly 68 years, Leatisze Hornberger, at Hope Congregational Church in Golden Valley, ND. Together they established and built a farm near Byron’s childhood home where they raised their four children. During their 65 years on the farm they created a welcoming home always open to family and friends. It was a treasured place for their numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was a lifelong member of Peace Lutheran Church and served on the cemetery committee. As a dairy farmer Byron was an active member of the Minnesota Valley Breeders Association and received his A.I. certification. He was honored to be elected and serve on the Hazen Farm Home Administration committee.
Byron is survived by his wife, Leatisze; his children: Lynell (Daryl) Tagestad, Hazen, Dwight (Roberta) Grosz, Hazen, Mitchell (Kerry) Grosz, Scandia, MN, Carol (Richard) Alderete, McKinney, TX; 12 grandchildren: Carie (J.R.) Lium, Matthew (Miranda) Grosz, Erika Edwards, Danielle (John) Haider, Samantha (Avery) Sauer, Heather Grosz, Shelby Tagestad, Mitchell Grosz Jr, Austin Alderete, Nathan Grosz, Sophie Alderete, Elise Alderete; nine Great grandchildren: Hannah, Hailey, Helena, Jason, Dustin, Adric, Ada, Gabbi and Theo; four sisters: Florence Langen, Bismarck, Darlene Miller, Cerritos, CA, Arlys (Dave) Edstrom, Bloomington, MN and Karen Ulwelling, Daniel Island, SC and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Marvin, Archie and Gene; 2 sisters, Violet Kerber and Delora Baier.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in his honor to Sakakawea Hospice, Hazen ND at www.smcnd.org or Peace Lutheran Church, Hazen.
Arrangements are conducted by Barbot Funeral Home, Beulah and Hazen.
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