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Verne R. Voss

Monday, May 21, 2012

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Verne R. Voss

Feb. 4, 1926 - May 17, 2012

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GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska -- LuVerne "Verne" Voss, 86, of Grand Island died Thursday, May 17, 2012, at the Grand Island Veterans Administration Medical Center with his family by his side.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Leo's Catholic Church in Grand Island. The Reverend Charles L. Torpey will officiate. Burial will be in the Grand Island Cemetery with military honors rendered by the United Veterans Honor Guard and the U.S. Navy.

Visitation with family greeting friends will be from 4-7 p.m. Monday at All Faiths Funeral Home.

Mr. Voss was born Feb. 4, 1926, at Ashland, Nebraska, the son of John and Agnes (Krahmer) Voss.

Survivors are his wife of 61 years, Mary; sons and daughter-in-law, Tom Voss of Grand Island and Tim and Lisa Voss of Lincoln; daughters and son-in-law, Jean Mohnike of Grand Island, Kathy and Tim Jakubowski of Grand Island and Julie and Rick Metcalf of McCook.

Those also left to cherish his memory are grandchildren, Corey Mohnike, Eric Mohnike, Michael Voss, Ann Behn, Hannah Voss, Sarah Voss, Jared Metcalf and Jake Metcalf and great-granddaughter, Ella Mohnike.

His parents; a brother, Donald Voss and an infant sister preceded him in death.

Verne graduated from Ashland High School, class of 1944. He entered the United States Navy serving as a radio operator in the South Pacific during World War II.

On March 26, 1951, he was united in marriage to Mary Dunn at St. Mary's Cathedral. The couple made their home in Grand Island where Verne worked for the telephone company for over 42 years.

Verne is a member of St. Leo's Catholic Church, the Platt-Duetsche and American Legion. Following his service in the Navy as a radio operator, Verne continued his love as a Ham Radio Operator; having the call letters WORVQ. He also enjoyed his yard work, gardening and love for his family.

A memorial fund will be established in memory of Verne.

Condolences may be sent to www.giallfaiths.com