Clarence D. Voss, 92, of Grundy Center, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, March 7, 2021 at Creekside Living in Grundy Center, while under the care of Cedar Valley Hospice. Visitation will be held at the American Lutheran Church in Grundy Center on Friday, March 12, 2021 from 9:30 a.m. until time of funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Grundy Center, with Military Honors conducted by the Grundy Center American Legion Post #349 and AMVETS 17. Masks are required to attend and due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, there will be no fellowship held following the committal service. Memorials may be directed to the family.
Clarence was born on November 30, 1928 on the family farm in Palermo Township, Grundy County, Iowa. He was the devoted son of Rudolph and Fannie (Itzen) Voss. Clarence was raised on the family farm and attended country school through the 8th grade. He then went on to graduate from Grundy Center High School in the class of 1947. After graduation, Clarence began working for local farms and later entered the United States Army, serving our country for 2 years. Upon his honorable discharge, he returned home and worked a milk route for Walnut Dairy which later became Anderson Erickson Dairy. In 1963, Clarence took over the family farm after the passing of his father Rudy. In 1977 Clarence and his mom moved from the farm into Grundy Center, but he continued farming until his retirement in 2012.
Clarence was a member of the American Lutheran Church where he served the church as a council member. He enjoyed snow skiing in Colorado for several years; taking bus trips to the Black Hills as well as Nashville and really enjoyed playing slots at the Meskwaki Casino. He loved visiting all of his friends at the casino and the employees at the casino treated him so well he felt like they were family.
Clarence is survived by his sister Ina (Joe) Ross of Grundy Center; many nieces, nephews; grandnieces and grandnephews; and he will be missed by all of his friends both in and out of the casino. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Harold, Paul, Carl, Ron, and Bill Voss; and his sister Leona Sparenborg.