Duane D. Voss
Duane D. Voss, age 87, of Cairo, passed away Tuesday, November 10, 2020, at CHI Health St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island.
Services were held Friday, November 13, 2020, at Livingston-Sondermann Funeral Home in Grand Island with Reverend Mark Oberbeck officiating.
Memorials are suggested to Berwick Cemetery or Cairo Volunteer Fire Department. Online condolences and sharing of memories may be directed to www.livson.com. Livingston-Sondermann Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.
Duane Donald was born on May 20, 1933, in Grand Island to Joseph and Lenora (Cole) Voss. He attended Jefferson Elementary and Walnut Junior High in Grand Island. He graduated from Grand Island Senior High.
In August 1953 he went into the Army. He served in the medical field and was honorably discharged in 1955.
After service, he continued to farm the family farm his greatgrandfather had homesteaded. He was married to Ethel Lucille Runge on June 2, 1957, at Cairo. They lived on the same farm all their married life.
Along with farming, Duane worked at Webb Livestock, Grand Island Elevators, and Gro-Rite Premixes. He was a custodian for The State Bank of Cairo from 1987 until 2007, then for Pathway Bank from 2007 until 2010.
Duane was affiliated with Aerie No. 378 of the fraternal order of Eagles in Grand Island, becoming a member in 1951. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion #53 and he received his 60 year pen and certificate in 2014. He was also a member of the Council No. 134 of the United Commercial Travelers of America since 1972.
He loved the farm, enjoyed traveling, and it was very special to him to have coffee and conversation with friends.
He is survived by his wife, Ethel; sons, Doug Voss (Barbara Beyke) and Dennis (Kelly) Voss; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a brother, David D. (Carol) Voss.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Donald Duane in 1996; an uncle and aunt, Dale and Lucille Lamb; a brother-in-law, Lyle Harders; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Lawrence and Iona Rolofson; and a nephew, Ron Harders.