Karen M. Voss, age 78, of Missouri Valley, Iowa died Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at her home. Karen was born February 5, 1939 in Woodbine, Iowa to Ted and Coryliss Oliver. She was raised on a farm between Pisgah and Woodbine. She attended country school, and then graduated from Pisgah High School in 1957. She and her husband Harold began dating that year after a first date on a senior class trip to Colorado, the first of countless trips to that destination. Karen married Harold Voss on July 19, 1959 in Pisgah, Iowa. They lived and worked in Omaha several years before moving to Missouri Valley to raise their family. Karen worked at Mutual of Omaha and then spent to next 40 plus years as a cook for Missouri Valley Schools which allowed her to be available for her boys. She also worked for First Lutheran Church part-time and operated the antique store she owned with Harold.
Known as a second Mom to the old gang from the neighborhood, Karen was loved by many. The door was always open and a plate of cookies waiting. She was loved by many children throughout her years as school cook. She was deeply loved by her grandchildren who will always remember her special care and especially how she spoiled them. She was a loving mother to her boys. She loved to travel with her family and see as many places as possible, giving them wonderful memories.
Karen was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Harold, son Kevin, and brother, Jim.
Survivors include sons; Kraig Voss and wife Billie of Sioux City, Iowa; Kyle Voss and wife Lisa of Missouri Valley, Iowa; grandchildren Scott, Hannah, Samantha, Shane, Kaleb, Sawyer and Gabe Voss; sister Joyce Hall and husband Bob of Pisgah, Iowa; brother Keith Oliver of Woodbine, Iowa, and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Sunday, December 17, at First Lutheran Church. It will begin at 2 pm with a prayer service and will continue until 4 pm with family present.
The family would like to invite everyone to a time of lunch and fellowship at the Church after the committal service at the cemetery.
In Loving Memory Of
Karen Marjorie Voss
February 5, 1939 Woodbine, Iowa
Entered Into Rest
December 6, 2017 Missouri Valley, Iowa
10:00 a.m. Monday, December 18, 2017
First Lutheran Church
Missouri Valley, Iowa
Officiating Pastor Ray Smith
Organist Betty Marquardt
“What A Friend We Have In Jesus” “Just As I Am”
“I Know That My Redeemer Lives” “Nearer My God To Thee”
Honorary Casket Bearers
Mike Clausen Terry Clausen
Brian Clausen Mark Clausen
Chris Hilts Jim Pitt
Trent Hall Troy Hall
Tracy Oliver Phillip Oliver
Deron Oliver Kendall Oliver
Final Resting Place
Rose Hill Cemetery
Missouri Valley, Iowa