Carlton L. Voss of Appleton passed away peacefully at his home embraced by the love of his family on Friday, August 24, 2012, at 93 years young. He was kind, generous, loving, devoted, humble, ingenious and witty – the definition of a good man.
Born on January 6, 1919 in Appleton, Carl was the son of the late Charles and Emma Voss. He was a proud 1937 graduate of Ryan High School and on March 21, 1941, he married his sweetheart, Ione Meidam. Carl was a highly-respected, long-time employee of the Kimberly Clark Corporation. He began work there at age 17 and retired after 46 years of service as a master machinist and machine shop foreman. During World War II, as part of “The Greatest Generation,” he answered the call of duty and volunteered to serve his country with the Army's 924th Engineer Aviation Regiment.
Carl is survived by four loving children: Carl Voss Jr., Todd (Marcy) Voss, Beth (Wally) Richter and Heather (Rev. Brian) Roehrborn. He will be remembered by 11 cherished grandchildren and 11 treasured great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Mickey Stark, and son-in-law, Len Shelton. Carl is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ione; daughter, Kathy Shelton; brother, Clarence Voss and sister, Verndyne Taylor.
1919 – 2012
“For it matters not, how much we own;
The cars..the house..the cash,
What matters is how we live and love
And how we spend our dash.” (Linda Ellis)
The Voss family would like to thank Theda Care At Home Hospice for their compassion and exceptional care and all of Carl's neighbors for their kindness.
A memorial service for Carl will be held on Sunday, August 26, 2012, at 3:00 p.m. at the WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME (537 N. Superior St., Appleton) with Reverend Brian Roehrborn officiating. Friends may pay their respects at the funeral home starting at 2:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served afterward.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Carl's name.