Elmer Vossen, formerly of St. Nicholas, died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, at his Cold Spring home, surrounded by his loving family.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in St. Nicholas. Burial will be in St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery in Watkins. A gathering of family and friends will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, at the Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring, and continue Wednesday morning from 9-10:15 a.m. at the funeral home.
Elmer Vossen was born March 5, 1931, in Watkins to John R. and Katherine (Statz) Vossen. He married Julianna Kalthoff Aug. 27, 1952, in St. Martin Catholic Church. Elmer and Julie farmed southwest of St. Nicholas for 49 years, and during the winter months Elmer sold seed corn and insurance. In 2001, they moved to Cold Spring. He enjoyed playing euchre and dancing with Julie. Elmer loved a good joke.
Elmer was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter-in-law, six brothers and a sister.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Julie; children David (and Jean) Vossen, Duane (and Jayne) Vossen, Donald Vossen, Allan (and Sharon) Vossen, Alvin (and Linda) Vossen, Lois (and Jay Byron) Vossen, Lora (and Stephen) Poore, and Vera Vossen; sister-in-law Julie Vossen; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Memorials are preferred to CentraCare Hospice. Arrangements are with Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring.