Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Brandon Michael Gross

Brandon Michael Gross, age 37, of Bloomville, died early Friday morning, November 5, 2021 at his home following a courageous battle with cancer.

Brandon was born December 21, 1983 in Shelby. He was a 2002 graduate of Shelby High School and Pioneer Career & Technology Center where he was a part of the carpentry program. Brandon worked at Lowe’s Home Improvement in various positions for 12 years. Following Lowe’s, he became a co-owner of Ohio Hydroponics in Findlay with his brother, Jeremy. Brandon was a hardworking man, a jack of all trades to be exact, who liked to tear things apart only to build them back together. He loved going to the beach and, as an outstanding friend, enjoyed spending time with friends and family. Brandon attended Baseline & College Hill United Church of Christ in Bloomville.

Brandon is survived by his wife, Jennifer (Van Houten) Gross, whom he wed on September 15, 2017. He loved being a dad to his 3 children: Temperance Gross, Addison Gross, and Braxton Leeper who survive at home. Also surviving are his mother: Carol (Hickerson) Hennis of Bloomville; father: Robert Gross, Jr. of Florida; brother: Jeremy Gross of Bloomville; grandmother: Mary Gross of Shelby; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Brandon was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather: Robert Gross, Sr.; maternal grandparents: Woodrow & Alice Hickerson; and his close friend: Ian Ekleberry.

Family and friends are welcome on Sunday, November 7, 2021 beginning at 2 pm at the family home, 1651 Albaugh Rd, Bloomville, OH 44818. Care for Brandon and his family is being provided by the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby.

Appropriate ways to express sympathy for those unable to attend may be done by leaving an online condolence on Brandon’s obituary at or by leaving a comment on his post on the funeral home’s Facebook page,

Memories & Condolence

  1. Linda Zuercher says:

    Carol, I am sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers.

  2. Joyce Hartge says:

    Our hearts go out to the whole family. We are very saddened to hear of Brandon’s passing

    Don and Joyce Hartge
    Scott and Julia Hartge
    Trisha Seybert and Aidalyn

  3. Emily Kraft says:

    Sending my thoughts and prayers to the family

  4. Jennie Schroeder says:

    Carol, Rob, Jeremy: So very sorry for the loss of Brandon. You now have an angel watching over you all. Love you.

  5. Janette Brady says:

    I was so shocked but relieved that Bradon wasn’t in pain anymore He was a wonderful worker and friend father He will be missed But I’m sure he and Ian will be buddy’s again miss them both.Love you all

    JAN AND Dennis Brady

  6. Eric and Marina Hickerson says:

    We are saddened and heartbroken for your loss. Our hearts, love and prayers are with you all. Wish we could be there in person, and while we are unable to be there in person, we are thinking of you, dear family.

  7. Sonya Chew says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all . ❤️

  8. Amy Brown says:

    Carol and Family,
    So sorry for your loss.

    Amy Albert Brown

  9. Tami and John Smith says:

    Carol, We are so very sorry to hear about Bràndon. Our hearts go out to all of you. A parent’s worst nightmare. Our thoughts will be with you as we were unable to attend today.

  10. Carol Dannemiller says:

    Carol I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your son Bradon. Sending hugs and prayers to all of you.

  11. Joan Jones says:

    Carol, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Hugs and prayers.

  12. Alex says:

    Sorry to hear of Brandons passing. Him and Jeremy grew up down the road from me. Condolences to the family

  13. Rich Banichar says:

    Very sorry to hear Brandon’s passing.I had the honor to coach him in Little League. My family’s prayers go out to Brandon’s family and Carol his mother.
    May God’s Blessings bring peace to Brandon and his loved ones.

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