Clayton, Michigan

Formerly of Ann Arbor

Formerly of Baldwin


At age 92 died on July 6, 2019 at her home. She was born on August 19, 1926 the daughter of Willie and Agathie (Niete) Gahlow in Berlin, Germany. Jutta was 25 years old when she moved to Michigan, coming from Germany on a warship, the General Ballou, that was sponsored by Quakers.

She enjoyed golfing and watching the Lions and the University of Michigan football. Family was very important to her. She enjoyed cooking her family dinners and spending time together. She also loved to travel around the country in her motorcoach. She attended Hope Lutheran Church in Adrian. She worked as a bookkeeper for her husband’s building and construction business, also as a navigator for the moving company, the Mayflower, and they also owned and operated Ivan’s Cabins in Baldwin, MI.

Jutta is survived by her children, Richard (Nancy) Gross, and Renee (John) Weidmayer; grandchildren, Scott (Vickie Bertke) Gross, Kenneth (Lisa) Gross, Nicole (Mike) Timmer, Shelly Weidmayer, Jeremiah (Erinn) Weidmayer, six great-grandchildren, Tyler and Ryan Gross, Gabriel, Oliviana, Willamina Timmer, and Scarlet Weidmayer; her sister-in-law, Rita Parsons and her children Jeffrey A. Parsons and Margery K. (Kenneth) Schiller, along with all of their children, also special friends Donna and Gary Sirois, and Lauralie Overpeck and her late husband, Ron.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Gross, and children Jennifer Fischbach and Steve Gross, and son-in-law, Brett Fischbach.

A Memorial Service will take place on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. from Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, with Pastor Paul Herter. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Great Lakes Caring Hospice or Hope Lutheran Church, Adrian, MI.