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June 18, 2019

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Memorial service for Ross McInroy May 23 at Zumbro Lutheran in Rochester

The memorial service for Ross E. McInroy, 83, of Stewartville, will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at Zumbro Lutheran Church in Rochester with Rev. Jason Bryan-Wegner officiating. Burial, with military graveside honors, will be held at Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Preston.
Mr. McInroy died peacefully on Friday, May 17, 2019 following a short illness at Mayo Clinic-Rochester-St. Marys Campus.
Ross Edward McInroy was born on July 24, 1935 in Wasioja, to Loyd and Addie (Plant) McInroy. Ross and his family traveled often following his father's work in construction, much of it in California and the Pacific Northwest.
At the age of 17 he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and later earned his GED.
Ross was married on Nov. 25, 1954 at Zumbro Lutheran Church in Rochester to Marian J. Scrabeck. Ross had a 20 year career in the Air Force. Following his discharge, the McInroys returned to the Rochester area before moving to Stewartville in 1976, where they raised their son, Zane, and have continued to make their home.
Ross was employed as a mail carrier and maintence specialist at the U.S. Postal Service in Rochester for 20 years until his retirement. Marian is a homemaker and also worked parttime as a health care provider at different clinics through the years. Ross was a member of the Korean Veterans group that met weekly at Grandmas Kitchen in Rochester and was a past member of American Legion Post 299 in Mabel and currently was a member of Amertican Legion Post 164 in Stewartville. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed selling rods and fishing equipment during Stewartville's Citywide Garage Sales. Ross loved time spent with his family.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Marian and their son, Zane, and granddaughter, Annaeliese St. Martin all of Stewartville; sister, Sharron Norris of Cochran, Geo. and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Peggy Renwick.
A time of visitation for family and friends will take place from 5- 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at Griffin-Gray Funeral Home in Stewartville and one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday morning.
Arrangements are with Griffin-Gray Funeral Home in Stewartville. On-line condolences and memories of Ross are welcome at

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