Lois D. Voss, 77, of Ponca, NE passed away on Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at Elm's Assisted Living in Ponca surrounded by her loving family.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Monday, June 13, 2011 at Salem Lutheran Church in Ponca, NE with Rev. Dr. Neal Anthony officiating. Burial will be in the Ponca Cemetery in Ponca, NE. Visitation with the family present will begin at the church at 5:00 P.M. on Sunday, June 12, 2011, with a prayer service at 7:00 P.M. Arrangements are under the direction of Mohr Funeral Home in Ponca, NE. Condolences may be posted on line at www.mohrfuneralhome.com.
Lois was born on August 5, 1933 in Ponca, NE, the daughter of Francis and Lola (Sherman) Taubert. She grew up in Ponca and graduated from Ponca High School in 1950. She married Gordon Voss in Newcastle, NE on July 21, 1950. The couple farmed in rural Newcastle until moving to Ponca in 1960. Lois worked in the Ponca School system retiring as the food service manager there.
Lois was a member of Salem Lutheran Church and was active in their WELCA group, Entre Nous, Ponca American Legion Auxiliary, Eastern Star and volunteered for the Siouxland Blood Bank where she was recognized for her many years of donating blood. She also worked on the county election board and helped with County Government Day.
Her greatest joy was spending time with her family. She loved to travel and meet new friends while camping. She took great pride in making an afghan for each and every grandchild and great-grandchild and rarely missed any school, sporting or church activity they participated in. Her church family meant a lot to her. Lois made an impression on everyone she met.
Survivors include her husband, Gordon Voss of Ponca; children Aubby (Ruth) Voss, Sue (Don) Schulte, Gary (Cheri) Voss, Mary Lou (Lin) Smith and Brian (Deanna) Voss, all of Ponca; 12 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren and one on the way; sisters, Jeanette (Dave) Sutton of Concord, CA and Carol (Stan) Leigh of Ponca; sisters-in-law, Orla Delle Arnold of South Sioux City, NE and Nan Glaser of Custer, SD; and many nieces and nephews.
She was greeted in heaven by her parents Francis and Lola Taubert; mother and father-in-law, Aubrey and Louise Addison; 1 great-grandson, Wyatt Mackling; and brothers, Bernard and Dean Taubert.
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My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Pj and Sandy Bennety
Lois you were always a ray of sunshine. I will miss you.