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Dennis E. Voss, age 84, of Litchfield, MN, died on Monday, January 15, 2018 at the Meeker Memorial Hospital in Litchfield, MN. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, January 20, 2018, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Litchfield, MN. Visitation will be held from 5:00 - 8:00 PM on Friday at the Johnson-Hagglund Funeral Home with a 7:00 PM prayer service. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at church. Interment will be held at a later date at Ripley Cemetery, Litchfield, MN.
Dennis Ewald Voss, the son of Ewald and Hertha (Just) Voss was born on November 7, 1933 in Canby, MN. He was baptized December 3, 1933 and confirmed August 3, 1947 at Zion Lutheran Church in Tyro, Township, Yellow Medicine County, MN. In 1954 he married Bertha Knutson at the Lutheran Church in Clarkfield, MN. He farmed with his father until 1955 when he began working at the milk drying plant in Clarkfield. He continued his employment there until he and Bertha moved to Litchfield, MN in 1968. He worked for Anderson Chemical in Litchfield until he retired in December of 1995.
He and Bertha enjoyed camping, fishing, traveling and spending their winters in Arizona. He was active in the church’s Luther League, held many offices on the church council, taught Sunday School, was a member of the local Lions Club for a number of years, and played softball and football in high school. He was a member of the Good Sam’s Happy Ramblers Camping Club.
Dennis is survived by his wife Bertha Voss of Litchfield, MN; children Debra Vedbraaten of Litchfield, MN, Michael (Linda) Voss of Bemidji, MN, Paula (Robert) Gilsrud of Richmond, MN, Douglas (Rebecca) Voss of St. Cloud, MN, Mark (Colleen) Voss of Savage, MN and Brenda (Jay) Storms of Spotsylavnia, VA; 15 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; 4 step-grandchildren; 19 step-great grandchildren; and a brother David (Karen) Voss of Denver, CO.
He is preceded in death by his parents Ewald and Hertha Voss; grandson Adam Gilsrud; brother Donald Voss; nephew Jeff Voss; father-in-law Carl Knutson; mother-in-law Cecelia Knutson; brothers-in-law Murlon Knutson, Burton Knutson, Harvey Smith and Don Beckstrand; sister-in-law Agnes Voss and son-in-law Arlyn Vedbraaten.