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Cecelia Bernice Gross (Beaulieu) – Obituary

Name: Cecelia Bernice Gross (Beaulieu)

Age: 90

Born: 11-08-1930

Died: 04-17-2021

Daniel Funeral Home, St. Cloud, Minnesota

St. Peter's Catholic Church, St. Cloud, Minnesota

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday April 27, 2021 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud for Cecelia Bernice Gross (Beaulieu), age 90, of St. Cloud, who passed away from natural causes on April 17, 2021 at the St. Benedict\'s Senior Community in St. Cloud.  Burial will be in Assumption Cemetery in St. Cloud.  A lunch will be served after the graveside services at the VFW Post 428, 9 18th Ave. No., in St. Cloud.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday April 26, 2021 at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud and from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service on Tuesday at St. Peter\'s Catholic Church.   Parish Prayers will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Monday at the Daniel Funeral Home.

Cecelia was born at home in rural Lengby, MN on November 8, 1930 to John “Sonny” Beaulieu and Christine (Fairbanks). She attended Indian boarding schools for twelve years, graduating from Flandreau Indian High School in Flandreau, SD in 1948.  She served as the salutatorian for her class, played the alto saxophone and lettered in music.

While working for Minneapolis Moline in Minneapolis, she met and married her husband, Kenneth Gross. They later moved to St. Cloud, where they raised their family.

Cecelia created a loving household for her family of nine children. The neighborhood children knew they were always welcome there as well.

She had a great passion for dancing and travel. After the death of Kenneth in 1978, she spent time traveling the country. In her 50s she was a member of the Golden Rockettes dance group in St. Cloud. She especially enjoyed going out to the old-time dance venues in and around St. Cloud. As part of her sense of humor, as she got into her senior years, she liked to refer to herself as a “recycled teenager.”

Cecelia was a devout Catholic. She was an active member of St. Peter’s Catholic parish from the time she and Kenneth moved to St. Cloud in 1956.

Her delightful sense of humor and her warm, outgoing personality will be missed by all.

She is survived by her sisters, Maxine Skunes (Lee) and Doris Vleck, both of Bemidji; and by her children, Douglas (Doris Campbell) of St. Cloud, Ann Gross-Resch (Jim) of International Falls, Lawrence (Noriko Iikura) of Redlands, CA, Dale (Edie) of Cibolo, TX, Denise Fletcher (William) of St. Cloud, Linda Denton (Robert) of Dallas, TX, Karen Kuklok (Joseph) of Rice, Brian (Michelle Phillips) of Rogers, and Kevin (Colleen Turner-Gross) of Crystal. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Kenneth Nicholas Gross; brothers, Clarence, Everett, John, Dean, Sydney, Wayne, Conrad, and Leo; and by her sisters, Joyce Krmpotich and Helena Giard.


Guestbook for Cecelia Bernice Gross (Beaulieu)

Aaron Vleck
, Godson
April 27, 2021, 4:27 pm
Wendy and I have your family in our prayers. We were so sorry to hear about auntie Cecelia's passing. She had mailed me some pictures about 15 years ago that I made and colored for her when I was a little boy. So grateful to have them now. Rest in peace Aunt Ceil
Jim Kris Miller and Sons
, Neighbors of Dale and Edie.
April 27, 2021, 2:47 am
Had the pleasure of knowing Cecilia or as Dale called her Cecil. What a woman do full of life. Touched our hearts on her visits. Remember her polka dance moves with me around the kitchen.
Ann (Skunes) Bowman
, niece
April 26, 2021, 2:42 pm
I loved your mom very much. When she came to Bagley to visit, my friends thought she was a movie star. Driving up in her Jaguar, dressed beautifully, she would have her sunglasses on and flash them a mega-watt smile. She was a wonderful human being, I am glad that she is no longer crippled or suffering. I am sure she went into the Pearly Gates dancing, Hold on to your hats heavenly beings, it's your turn to dance with my beautiful Auntie.
, Friend
April 26, 2021, 12:22 am
To all of you especially Karen, Brian and Kevin,. With fond memories of long ago days of a very special lady. You will be in my thoughts as you remember and celebrate your amazing mom. Pantown playground supervisor. Betty
David and Kirsten Sweet
, Friend
April 23, 2021, 3:50 am
Gods peace be with you, Dale and Edie. We love you!
Carol Barthelemy Skillingstad
, Friend
April 23, 2021, 1:39 am
My deepest sympathies to all the family and friends of Mrs. Gross! She was such a nice, kind neighbor and it was always so nice visiting with her after church when I'd be there with my Mom! May she rest in peace until we all meet again!
Jim and Kris Miller
, Neighbors of Dale and Edie
April 20, 2021, 2:19 am
Cecilia was so full of life,we looked forward to her visits to Texas. Her love of music and stories of dancing brought laughter,when I mentioned doing the polka with my dad. May she Rest In Peace.

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