Philip J. Grosse

MADISON - Philip J. Grosse, age 59, of Madison, passed away far too soon following a courageous battle with cancer on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013.

He was born on July 6, 1954, in Madison, the son of Vernon and Alice (Hart) Grosse. Phil was a graduate of LaFollette High School. He was employed at Famous Footwear for more than 22 years before his illness forced retirement. Philip enjoyed restoring antique cars, watching all sports, and listening to a variety of music.

Philip is survived by his parents of Cottage Grove; and siblings, Joan (Dale) Huston of Cottage Grove, Diane Gilbert of Sun Prairie, Kathleen (Mike) Grosse of Cottage Grove, John (Donna) Grosse of Madison, Mary Smolarek of Cottage Grove, and Jeffrey Grosse of Madison. He is further survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Private family services will be held at ST PATRICK'S CHURCH with Father Michael Tarigopula presiding. The family of Philip Grosse would like to thank the staffs of Haacks Tendercare, St. Mary's Hospital, Nazareth Care Center, and Agrace HospiceCare for the love, care, compassion, and understanding that were provided to Phil.

Phil, we will miss your smile. Your pain and suffering are over. God bless you. We love you, Mom, Dad, and family.

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