Charles R. Voss, 87
Charles R. Voss, age 87, of West Bend, was
called home on Sunday, October 9, 2011 at his residence surrounded by his
He was born on March 2, 1924, in West Bend, to the late Herman and
Marie (nee Wiechers) Voss. Charlie served his country honorably in the
United States Marine Corps during World War II in the South Pacific. On
September 7, 1957, he was united in marriage to Elvera Laubenstein at Holy
Angels Catholic Church.
Charlie worked for Amity Leather as a cutter for 44 years where he made
many lifetime friends before retiring in 1986. He enjoyed being a member
of Amity’s 25 year club. He was a member of the Adrian Neubauer VFW Post
8658 in Barton and enjoyed marching in the Memorial Day parade. Charlie
took pride in donating blood and made 182 donations in his lifetime. He
was an avid sports fan and enjoyed attending Packers, Braves, and Brewers
games. Charlie loved taking his family fishing in northern
Charles is survived by his wife of 54 years, Elvera of West Bend; five
children, Denise (John) Kenworthy, Michael Voss, Stephen (Catherine) Voss,
Thomas (Katherine) Voss, and Janean (Jason Rogers) Voss; seven
grandchildren, Nathan (Jade) Kenworthy, Dylan Kenworthy, Rebecca Voss,
Elizabeth Voss, Ian Kenworthy, Andrew Voss and Matthew Voss; one
great-grandchild, Victoria Kenworthy; sister, Helen Schneider;
brothers and sisters-in-law, Frieda Laubenstein, Roman (LaVerne)
Laubenstein, Howard (Shirley) Laubenstein, Elmyra (David) Martin;
nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Joseph and Howard
Voss; brothers-in-law, Elroy Laubenstein, Marvin (Angie) Laubenstein,
Armin (Bernice) Laubenstein.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Thursday, Oct. 13, at 12:30
p.m. at Holy Angels Catholic Church, 138 N. 8th Avenue, West Bend with the
Rev. Nathan Reesman presiding and Deacon Ron Schneider assisting. Burial
will follow in Washington County Memorial Park. A visitation will be held
at the Myrhum-Patten Funeral home, 1315 W. Washington St., West Bend on
Wednesday, Oct. 12, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and again on Thursday at the
church from 11:30 a.m. until the time of Mass.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Albrecht Free Clinic or WWII Honor
Flight are greatly appreciated by the family.
Online guest book and condolences may be found at www.myrhum-patten.com.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Deacon Ron
Schneider St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church; Carol, Katie, Rachael,
Laura, and Bev of Cedar Community Hospice; Dr. Gajic; Dr. Smale; and
especially Lori and Chuck for their love and kindness.