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Florence Marcella Voss

Funeral services celebrating the life of Florence Marcella Voss, age 85, of Cokato, and formerly of Lester Prairie, were Friday Jan. 26 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie. Florence died Monday, Jan. 22, 2007 at the Cokato Manor.

She was born Oct. 1, 1921 in Hutchinson, the daughter of Jorgen and Emma (Nelson) Jorgensen. Florence was baptized Nov. 28, 1922 at the Main Street Lutheran Church in Hutchinson, and was later confirmed into the faith, April 5, 1936.

Florence was united in marriage with August Voss March 11, 1944, in Minneapolis.

She was employed by Tonka Toys, and eventually retired from Rosemount.

Florence enjoyed playing cards in various card clubs. She would regularly attend coffee parties with friends, and especially enjoyed chocolate desserts.

Over the years, Florence took many trips with her sister, Leona. She also enjoyed bowling and watching “Matlock” on television.

Florence was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Roger Voss; a daughter, Bonnie Voss; a great-granddaughter, MacKenzie; and four brothers.

She is survived by her son, Richard Voss (wife Leslie) of Lester Prairie; grandchildren Alisa Forphal (husband Robert) of Otsego; Melinda Voss-Anderson (friend Bucky Schmidt) of Silver Lake; and Richard Thomas Voss of Ft. Campbell, Ky.; great-grandchildren Bonnie Anderson, Anthony and Ally Forphal, and Caden and Corey Voss; and sisters Leona Swigart of Waconia, Donna Gangelhoff of Plymouth, and Elsie Fmieja of Browerville.

The Rev. Eric Nelson officiated at the 2 p.m. funeral service. The organist was Marsha Christenson, and the congregational hymns were “Amazing Grace,” “How Great Thou Art,” and “What A Friend We Have In Jesus.” Interment was in the church cemetery.

Visitation took place Thursday evening, Jan. 25 at the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel in Lester Prairie.

Serving as casket bearers were Robert Forphal, Bucky Schmidt, Larry Michalet, Jerry Petersen, Tim Stenerson and Jeff Stenerson.

Arrangements were with the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel in Lester Prairie.

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