John R. “Jack” Grosso Jr., age 81, of Limestone, passed away Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at his home.
Jack was born February 18, 1939 in Kankakee, the son of John Sr. & Katie Ohrt Grosso. He married Sharla Bates on May 14, 1960 at St. Mark United Methodist Church in Kankakee.
Jack was the owner/operator of Grosso Construction along with his brother, Joe. He was a member of the Central Illinois Green Club, The Old Time Farm Show Club, and the Fireside Camping Club. Jack loved life. He restored and collected antique tractors. He enjoyed hunting & trapping, traveling, and camping. He was a member of St. Mark United Methodist Church in Kankakee.
Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Sharla Grosso of Limestone; two sons and two daughters-in-law, Bob & Debbie Grosso of Limestone and Bill & Julie Grosso of Fishers, IN; four grandchildren, Rob & Stephanie Grosso, Lauren Grosso, Annalee Grosso, and Christine Grosso; one brother and sister-in-law, Joe & Marie Grosso of Limestone; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his parents; one infant sister; and one granddaughter, Jackie Grosso.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, private family services will be held. Interment will be held at Limestone Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Kankakee Valley, Central Illinois Green Club, or Kankakee Valley Genealogy Society. Arrangements by Clancy-Gernon-Hertz Funeral Home, Kankakee.