November 15, 2022 at 2:35 p.m.
A celebration of life for Arnold F. Voss, 94, who passed away Nov. 6, 2022, will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 17, at Church of all Saints, St. Mary’s in Holdingford. Visitation will be one hour prior to Mass also at the church and burial will follow at the church cemetery.
Arnold Frank Voss was born to Conrad and Mary (Rakotz) Vos, March 21, 1928, in St. Francis. The Vos family moved to Holdingford, where Arnold lived out the rest of his life. He married Florence Bieniek (John and Victoria) April 3, 1951, in Holdingford. They built and lived a full life, raised five children and welcomed 14 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren for over 67 years together.
Arnold served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War as a mechanic in a MASH unit motor pool, from 1950-52. He returned home to work at Vos Chevrolet for 35 years until its closing. Then he opened his own shop, Voss Repair. He also worked at Fairview Apartments as caretaker, where he retired at age 85. Arnold was an active member of church as an altar boy, usher and Knights of Columbus member. Arnold loved fast cars, building things with motors, all things outdoors, from athletic activities to deer hunting and fishing. He enjoyed pulltabs, scratch offs and the casino. Arnold loved life and lived it through the eyes and heart of a child. He passed that mentality, along with all the skills needed to live a full life, on to the ones he loved most, his children.
Arnold was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Florence; son John; his parents; and his siblings, Vernon, Violet, Jerome and Gilbert.
Arnold is survived by his children, Yvonne and Daniel Puchalla of Andover, Myron and Alverna (Johannas) Voss of West Haven, Utah, daughter-in-law Pam (Ebnet) Voss of Holdingford, Arnold “Butch” and Carol (Jacobson) Voss of Avon, and Carol Voss and Franke Werner of Minneapolis; and sister Alice Ripka of St. Cloud.
We would like to extend a special thanks to the nurses and staff at the VA Medical Center, hospice unit, in St. Cloud, where Arnold lived his last 1.5 years.
Arrangements are being made with Miller-Carlin Funeral Homes.