Bertha Mathilda Voss was born October 2, 1935 to Carl and Cecelia (Stokke) Knutson in rural Belview, Minnesota. She was baptized at Belview, MN. She was confirmed at the Lutheran Church in Clarkfield, Minnesota where her parents moved when she was 13 years old. She graduated from Clarkfield High School in 1953. In 1954, she married Dennis Ewald Voss at Clarkfield, Minnesota. They lived in Clarkfield until 1968, at which time they moved to Litchfield, Minnesota. While living in Clarkfield, she worked at the Farmers and Merchants State Bank, and The Yellow Medicine County Soil Conservation District. In 1973, she started working for the Meeker County District Court and continued her employment there until she retired in December of 1995.
She and Dennis enjoyed camping, fishing, traveling, and spending their winters in Arizona. Bertha also was active in Lutheran Women's Missionary League and taught Vacation Bible School. Previous years she was active in Homemakers, Den Mother for the Scouts and Newcomer’s Club. She enjoyed sewing and crocheting. They were members of the GoodSam's Happy Ramblers Camping Group.
She is survived by her children, Debra Vedbraaten of Litchfield, Paula (Robert) Gilsrud of Richmond, Douglas (Rebecca) Voss of Akeley, Mark (Colleen) Voss of Savage, and Brenda (Jay) Storms of Spotsylvania, VA, grandchildren Andrew (Amy) Vedbraaten, Heather (Troy) Olson, Jodi (Todd) Reierson, Jason (Lynn) Voss, Matthew (Sarah) Gilsrud, Justin Gilsrud, Amber (Austin) Moyer, Amanda (Carl) Campbell, Elizabeth (Corey) Hintch, Meagan Voss, Jacob Voss, Joshua (Anacari) Storms, Erin (Jordan) Blair, Nathan Storms, and Joseph Owiti, great-grandchildren, Joseph, Alexander and Shannon Olson, Zander Voss, Gabriel, Michael and Elijah Gilsrud, Liam Moyer, Hunter, Maddox and Zane Rasband, Alexis and Colton Hintch, Judah and Abigail Storms, Roselyn, and Silas Blair, and her step-grandchildren Josh Evenson (Sarah), Travis Evenson (Paige), Laci McCann (Zac), Rob Evenson (Lisa) and step-great Nocona, Coby Campbell, Skylar, Teckla, Mackenzie, Bailey, Ethan, Aidan, Addy, Karl, Devin, Maxwell, Nolan, Kacen, Gessille, Hayzlee Evenson, Tripp, Jacquelyn, Justin and Hadley McCann. She is also survived by her daughter-in-law Linda Voss, brother Richard (Betty) Knutson, sisters-in-Law Betty Knutson and Randine Knutson, brother-in-Law David (Karen) Voss, cousins, nephews, and nieces.
She was preceded in death by her parents, spouse Dennis Voss, son Michael Voss, brothers Murlon & Burton Knutson, sister Ellen Smith Beckstrand, brothers-in-law Harvey Smith and Donn Beckstrand, son-in-law Arlyn Vedbraaten, grandson Adam Gilsrud, great-grandson Noah Blair.
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