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Dale Voss Obituary


Dale Kenneth Voss, 65, of Oskaloosa, died Sunday, March 14, 2010, at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City. He was born August 16, 1944 at Oskaloosa, the son of George E. and Ruth Cox Voss. He graduated from the Oskaloosa High School with the class of 1962. Following high school, he started working in construction. On July 11, 1964, he was united in marriage to Rita McMillian at the Little Brown Church at Nashua. He continued in the construction business throughout his adult life, with Voss Brothers, and later Dale Voss Construction. In 1994, a construction accident caused paralysis and an early retirement. He had a life long love of fishing and the out of doors, and enjoyed hunting, camping, mushroom hunting, woodworking, and trips to Canada moose hunting and deer hunting in the west. He was devoted to his family, and was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather, always very giving and willing to offer help. He was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene.

His family includes his wife, Rita Voss of Oskaloosa; a son: Jason (& Talisa) Voss of Oskaloosa; a daughter: Nikki Voss (and fiancé, Kris Fleurestil) of Des Moines; seven grandchildren: Jesse, Ethan, Carlie, Trevor, Lyndsey, Ryan, and Kenny; two brothers and their wives: Harold and Gladys Voss and Ron and Cindy Voss all of Oskaloosa; two sisters: Darlene Hogate and Donna Gordon both of Oskaloosa; a brother-in-law: Phil Sereg, Oskaloosa; two sisters-in-law: Florence Voss, Oskaloosa, and Alicia Voss of Marion county, Iowa; and his mother-in-law: Rosemary McMillian of Oskaloosa.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers: Lester, Howard, and Jerry "Whitey" Voss; and a sister: Carolyn Sereg.

Funeral services for Dale Voss will be held Thursday, March 18, 2010, at 10:30 a.m. in the Bates Funeral Chapel in Oskaloosa with the Reverend Charlie McMillian officiating. Burial will be in the Forest Cemetery at Oskaloosa. Visitation will begin at the funeral chapel on Wednesday after 12 noon, and the family will be present Wednesday 5 ? 7 p.m. to greet friends and relatives. Memorials may be made to the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, dedicated to curing spinal cord injury.