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Wilbert J Voss

Wilbert J. Voss, age 87 of Linn, passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at his residence.

Wilbert was born October 1, 1925, in Linn, a son to the late Bernard and Agnes (Thoenen) Voss.

Wilbert attended school at St. George Catholic School in Linn. He served in the United States Army during World War II where he earned four Bronze Stars.

On May 23, 1953, he was united in marriage to Agnes Louise Klebba at St. George Catholic Church in Linn. She survives at the home.

Wilbert was a lifelong area resident and worked as a truck driver for Opies hauling milk for 42 years.

Wilbert was a member of St. George Catholic Church and the Catholic Knights. He was a charter member of Linn VFW Post #4756. He enjoyed bowling, playing cards, fishing, dancing, playing scratch off lottery tickets and puzzles. He also enjoyed flowers and gardening, eating popcorn and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.

In addition to his wife of 60 years, Wilbert is survived by: his children, Gale Zitnik and her husband Dave of St. Petersburg, FL, Gwen Voss of Jefferson City, Gay Guffey of Columbia, and Gordon Voss and his wife Lelia of Rogersville; five sisters, Bernie Mangels and her husband Jerry of Rocky Mount, Mary Ruth Pointer of Linn, Ester Paschal and her husband Melvin of the State of Texas, Betsy Edwards of Jefferson City, and Margaret Ann Mantle of Beaufort; two brothers, Bobby Voss and his wife Jean of Jefferson City, and Roger Voss and his wife Agnes of Linn; seven grandchildren, Daniel and Matthew Zitnik, Jeremy Voss, Joshua Guffey, Jasmine Jones, and Billy and Trystin Voss; two great grandchildren, Peyton and River Guffey; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Mildred Sallin, Helen Owens, and Jane Wilson.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, June 7, 2013, at Morton Chapel in Linn.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 8, 2013, at St. George Catholic Church in Linn. Interment will follow in the St. George Parish Cemetery with full military honors.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to St. George Catholic Church or Linn VFW Post #4756.

Arrangements are under the direction of Morton Chapel, Linn, MO. (897-2214)

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Maxine and I are very sorry about the loss of Wilbert. Sorry we can't be there but will say a prayer for you, Agnes, and for Wilbert. May God bless you and your family.

Raymond Ghrist Jun 8 2013 12:00 AM

Dear Agnes and Family Please accept my sympathy for the loss of your loved one Wilbert. I know he will be missed by all. He and I had some great times as teenagers and I will miss visiting him when I am in Missouri. May God bless him and you especially in this time of sorrow. God bless and protect all of you.

Clarence Thoenen Jun 8 2013 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for you loss. You and your family are in my prayers.

Rosie Mantle Jun 7 2013 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Mr. Voss.

Ray & Jeri Henderson Jun 6 2013 12:00 AM

I offer my sympathy to the family of Wilbert. I will remember him as a one time great neighbor & also a friend. I will always remember his wonderful smile. I will pray for God to help his family through this time of sorrow.

Donnie B Brandt Jun 6 2013 12:00 AM

To the Family: Our deepest sympathy for your loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. May God guide you all through this difficult time and memories live in your hearts forever.

Julie Lieneke & Pat (Tharsilla) Lieneke Jun 6 2013 12:00 AM

Agnes and family, you are in our prayers. So sorry for your loss. I will miss Wilbert!

Karla and Jonathan McKim Jun 6 2013 12:00 AM

Dear Agnes and family My dear wonderful brother is now with God. His smile forever imprinted in my mind. I recall all those special happy times that we had, Agnes. The most recent (can you believe) at the 60th Wedding Anniversary-for you two just days ago. How happy he was to have all the family around.Good to visit with all. I am proud to have had such a wonderful loving older brother. I will keep Wilbert and his family in my prayers. I know you will need the help of the Lord for each day to come. God love you and family. Please know I hurt with you. Your loving sister-in-law Betsy

Wilbert J. Voss Jun 5 2013 12:00 AM

Mrs. Voss, Gay, Josh, Jasmine... I am so sorry for your loss. I will be thinking of you all and keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Debbie Greiner Jun 5 2013 12:00 AM