Ralph J. Grose, 93, died March 17, 2020 in Elk Grove following a short illness. He was born Jan. 31, 1927 in Douglasville, Ga.
Ralph lived in the area for 75 years and worked as a building contractor. He served in the U.S. Army 1945-1946, and was a member of the Galt SDA Church. He enjoyed camping, helping at his church, and spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren who referred to him as 2 papas.
Surviving him are his wife, Florence Grose of Elk Grove; children, Dennis (Gayle) Grose of Galt Jeanette (Paul) Rau and brother Carl Grose of Lodi, sister Louise Pitts of Monrovia; three granddaughters, eight great grandsons and three great granddaughters. He was preceded in death by one granddaughter.
A memorial service will be held at a later date, and committal will be private.