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Alvin E. Voss

March 19, 1908 November 4, 2006
Alvin E. Voss
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Worthington, Minnesota      Alvin Evert Voss, 98, was born on March 19, 1908, in Bigelow, Minnesota, the son of Temmo “Tom” and Elemd “Ellen” Kruse Voss.  He attended rural school near Bigelow and Bigelow High School.  Alvin married Florence Marie Scheu on April 11, 1937, at the Zion Lutheran Church in Horton Township.  They farmed near Bigelow until their retirement in 1975.  They moved to Worthington, Minnesota, and lived in their own home on Driftwood Street for twenty years.  In 1995, they moved to the Meadows in Worthington, until entering the Sibley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in September of 2003.  Florence passed away on May 19, 2004.  Alvin then moved to the Golden Horizons.  In May of 2005, he returned to the Sibley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, where he resided until his death on Saturday, November 4, 2006.     Alvin was an active member of the St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Worthington.  He also served on the Bigelow Elevator Board, Ransom Township Board, and Bigelow School Board.  He enjoyed his family, card parties, fishing, trips, barn dances, and square dancing.     Alvin is survived by two sons, Lyle Voss, and his wife, Connie, of Worthington, Minnesota, and Les Voss, and his wife, Irma, of Bigelow, Minnesota; seven grandchildren; five great grandchildren, three step grandchildren, and seven step great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his wife, five brothers, and three sisters.     Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 8, 2006, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Worthington, Minnesota, with the Rev. Robert Schulze officiating.  Casket bearers will be Bryan Voss, Craig Hayenga, Andrew Voss, Josh Magnuson, Joe Hackett, and Jalen Voss.  Honorary bearer will be Eric Voss.  Burial will be in the Worthington Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8 pm on Tuesday, November 7, 2006 at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington.

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