Gabriel Thomas Ross was born on Sept. 29, 1981 in Granite Falls, the son of Tommie and Marty Ross. He graduated from the EciNooeapa Woonspa High School in Morton and continued his education in Los Angeles, CA, earning a degree in Non-Destructive Testing, graduating at the top of his class.

Gabriel Thomas Ross was born on Sept. 29, 1981 in Granite Falls, the son of Tommie and Marty Ross. He graduated from the EciNooeapa Woonspa High School in Morton and continued his education in Los Angeles, CA, earning a degree in Non-Destructive Testing, graduating at the top of his class.

Gabriel was an underwater NDT and was very proficient at his trade. After that, he began a career in forestry, cutting down trees. He loved being outside with nature and doing his work. In addition, he enjoyed riding his Harley, golfing, playing his bass guitar and drums, snowboarding and all sorts of extreme sports.

Gabriel passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016 at his residence. He was 34 years old.

He is survived by his son Phoenix Ross of Brownton, who he loved dearly; Phoenix’s mother Amber Bird-Ross of Sauk Rapids; his mother Marty Ross of Brownton; his three brothers Dana Ross of Lakewood, CO, Bradley Ross of Brownton, and Brandon Refsland of Willmar; his sister Kristin Ross of Granite Falls; nephew William Ross of Granite Falls and numerous uncles, aunts, extended family and friends.

His father preceded him in death, as did many other dear family members.