Vernon Virgil Voss, age 79, of Isle, Minnesota, died Friday, August 30, 2019 at Malmo, Minnesota.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Sept.5, at 1 p.m. at the Isle Free Church with Rev. Kerry Johnston officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the 1 p.m. service at the church. Interment will be in the Lakeside Cemetery near Malmo. Arrangements are with the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Aitkin.

He is survived by his wife ,RoseAnne Voss of Isle; children, Sandy (Dean) Cochran of Braham, Minn., Gayle Voss of Isle, Minn., Keith (Debbie) Voss of Watha, N.C., Doris Chadwick of Supply, N.C., Nancy (Kenneth) Freeman of Bryson, N.C.; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one brother, Lonnie (Marlys) Voss of Milaca; two sisters, Blanche Samuelson of Aitkin and June Nickel of Bruce, Wis.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters.

Vernon was born July 2, 1940, in Jackson County, Minn., the son of Harry and Ida (Bastman) Voss. He moved with his family to the Isle area as a baby and he grew up and attended schools at the Eastwood School and then the Isle Schools. He worked with his father on the farm doing dairy farming. He also worked in a sawmill. He married RoseAnne Hendrickson on June 6, 1959, at the Malmo Free Church in Malmo, Minn. They made their home on the farm and he continued to farm with the dairy herd until 1980 when he converted to beef cattle. Vernon was a jack of all trades and could fix anything. He enjoyed his horses and farmed with them for many years. Vernon and Roseanne had just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.

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