Joseph Oliver Voss, 48, of Belle Plaine, finished his battle
with cancer and passed away Saturday, November 9, 2013 at the Marie Steiner
Kelting Hospice House in Chaska.
A visitation will be held Friday November 15 at
Kolden Funeral Home in Belle Plaine from 4-8 pm. There will be a memorial
service at St. John Lutheran Church in Belle Plaine on Saturday November 16 at
4 p.m. Visitation will continue 1 hour prior to the services at church. Burial
will follow in Oakwood Cemetery, Belle Plaine. Rev. Mark Johnson will officiate
Joe was welcomed into the world June 10, 1965 by
parents Marvin and Genevieve (Jan) Voss and three older sisters. He was
baptized and confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church, Belle Plaine. Joe graduated
from Belle Plaine High School and continued to work with his dad at the family
auto salvage business.
He continued to run the business after his
father’s death until March of 2011. Joe then worked for Jordan Transformer
until his health wouldn’t allow him to work.
Joe has been a part of Arlington Raceway his
entire life and spent many hours at the track racing as well as in his shop
building and repairing the various vehicles he or his children raced. Joe was
always there to lend a hand or a part to any racer that needed it.
Joe married Kathy Barlage on August 27, 1983 and
they were blessed with four children, a son Adam, daughter, Sarah, and twin
daughters, Kristin and Megan.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Kathy;
children, Adam (Lindsey), Sarah (fiance, Dave Moriarty), Kristin, Megan;
grandson, Rylen Voss; sisters, Sandra (Mark) Rassmussen, and Schelly Schmitz;
sisters-in-law, Geraldine (Robert) Lattimore, Mary (Bryan) Johnson;
brother-in-law, Paul Barlage and George Barlage; nieces, nephews, aunts and
Joe is preceded in death by his parents, Marvin
and Genevieve Voss; sister, Lori Voss; grandparents, George (Lefty) and Naomi
Mendlik and Carl and Florence Voss; brothers-in-law, Roman Schmitz and Leon
Zellmann; sister-in-law, Susie Zellmann; father and mother-in-law, Joe and
1990 - Award winner of the Jeff Rucks Memorial.
1996 - IMCA Stock Car track Champion
2005 - Voss family won the Floyd Allen Memorial award.