John Arross Sr.

Posted in

Funeral services for John Arross Sr., 80-year-old Buffalo resident who passed away quietly early Thursday morning at his home in Buffalo, will be held Tuesday, January 28th at 2:00 p.m. at the Harness Funeral Home in Buffalo with Bobby Arndt officiating. Visitation will be held from the Harness Funeral Home on Monday, January 27th from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and on the 28th from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Interment will be in Willow Grove Cemetery with the VFW and American Legion in charge of military graveside services. Donations in John’s memory may be made to the Susie Bowling Lawrence Hospice or the Hoof Prints of the Past Museum in care of the Harness Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo. Online condolences may be made at
John Pierre Arross was born on February 23, 1939, in Buffalo, Wyoming to Jean and Ida Mae Arross. He started school in Clearmont, Wyoming when his parents owned the Stockman’s Bar and Café. The family moved to Linch, Wyoming where John attended the seventh and eighth grades. John boarded in Buffalo during high school until January 1957 when he enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he received a G.E.D. While in the Navy he served in Alaska and Hawaii when they both became states. He received an honorable discharge in January of 1960. In 1964 he was married to Margaret McMorrow and they made their home in Powell, Wyoming. To this union three children were born.
In 1966 they moved to Wisconsin and in 1972 they moved back to Powell and opened J2 Ranch Wear and Saddlery. They closed the store in 1984 and were later divorced. John took a job doing fiber optics and was on the team that took the first fiber optics information highway over the continental divide. He moved to Buffalo in the late 1980s and continued working fiber optics. He was married on October 27th, 1990 in Las Vegas, Nevada to Sally “Betz” Streeter and they lived in various parts of the West following fiber optic jobs. In 1998 they moved to Casper where they lived until August 2018 when they moved back to Buffalo where they lived until his death.
He is survived by his wife Betz Arross of Buffalo; two sons, John Arross Jr. and his wife Corrine of Casper and Arnaud Arross and his wife Gigi of Cheyenne; one daughter, Karen Arross of Powell, Wyoming; two step-daughters, Joyce Wiley of Moorcroft, Wyoming and Dolly Arndt and her husband Bob of Arvada, Wyoming; and numerous grand and great-grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and two sisters.