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Donald Alvin Voss

March 19, 1933 June 10, 2021
Donald Alvin Voss
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Donald Alvin Voss was born to Albert and Gertrude Voss at the Worthington Hospital on March 19, 1933. He was Baptized Methodist in Round Lake at the home of his grandparents. He attended school in Bigelow and Reading and Round Lake graduating 8th grade. He served in the National Guard. Throughout his teen years, he worked as a farm hand for many area farmers including Clarence Johnson where he married the farmer’s daughter Marian Johnson courting her while milking cows together. They were married at the Indian Lake Baptist Church on July 25, 1952. After their marriage, the couple farmed near the Johnson homestead in Indian Lake Township. Don also worked for Swansons (Campell Soup). Later they rented land by Indian Lake. They bought and moved to their present family farm near Round Lake in 1961. For many years they milked cows and fed baby calves. They also had chickens, geese, hogs and goats.
Don was a very hard worker teaching his children the importance of a good work ethic. He also enjoyed people spending a lot of time visiting friends, neighbors, and relatives. Auctions were one of his favorite pastimes where he would never miss a bargain. Later years found him traveling with Marian and friends across the United States. Don was a faithful caregiver to his wife after she was diagnosed with Parkinson’s. He will always be remembered as a loving husband to Marian and loving father to his six children.
Don passed away at home on the farm he loved on Thursday, June 10, 2021, with his family by his side.
He is survived by his five children; Jolene (Marlyn) Nystrom of Worthington, MN, Diana (Steven) Johnson of Jefferson, CO, Darvin (Gail) Voss of Lexington, VA, Laurie (Curt Chergosky) of Lakefield, MN, Duane Voss of Worthington, MN, and son in law, Scott Carlson of Round Lake, MN; 12 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; sister in law Arlene Sutherland; and many nieces and nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years; Marian, his parents, his daughter, LaDonna Carlson; infant sister; son in law, John Behrens ; brother Merlin Voss and sister in law Marge Voss; brother in law and sister in law Clarence and Bertha Johnson, great granddaughter, Kalee Vaung; nephew and niece Marvin Voss and Marilyn Voss Stefferans; brother in law, Lars Sutherland.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 17, at 10:30 a.m., at the Indian Lake Baptist Church in rural Worthington. Burial will be in the Indian Lake Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 16, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington, MN.

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Visitation

Wednesday

16

Jun

5:00 PM 6/16/2021 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 6/16/2021 7:00:00 PM
Benson Funeral Home

1225 Ryans Road
Worthington, MN 56187

Benson Funeral Home
1225 Ryans Road Worthington 56187 MN
United States

Service

Thursday

17

Jun

10:30 AM 6/17/2021 10:30:00 AM
Indian Lake Baptist Church

31141 Roberts Ave.
Worthington, MN 56187

Indian Lake Baptist Church
31141 Roberts Ave. Worthington 56187 MN
United States
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