Miles Voss Jr.

  • Born: August 26, 1925
  • Died: September 3, 2014
  • Location: Columbus, Wisconsin

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Columbus, WI 53925

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Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Husband, Dad, Grandpa and Brother

Miles Voss Jr., age 89, rode on his beloved John Deere tractor into the sunset on September 3rd, 2014 with his cows following.

Miles was born on August 26, 1925 to Miles, Sr. and Meta (Bortz) Voss in Milwaukee, WI. In the early years of his childhood, the family moved to Dekorra briefly before settling at the farm in the Township of Hampden (Columbus, WI). Miles attended the Wisconsin School for the Deaf but did not complete his high school diploma during the World War II as his father and neighbors needed his help to operate the family farm as well as the neighbors' farms.

Miles was a proud owner of the dairy farm, an achievement that was unheard of for a deaf person at that time. In his younger years, his passion was basketball and he played with the Madison Association of the Deaf basketball team, as well as, served on Madison Association of the Deaf club as a president.

In 1958, Miles married Patricia L. Boehler, and raised five daughters. Both Miles and Pat enjoyed traveling with the deaf senior group and were actively involved in the Happy 55 club.

Miles is survived by his daughters, Karen Dishno (Daniel), Kristine Voss, Kathryn Voss (David Binning), Meta Cucinotta (Jeff) and Pamela Marhefke (David). He is further survived by 12 grandchildren, 4 step grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, 6 step great grandchildren and 2 nieces and a nephew, as well as, other relatives.

Miles was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Voss, a daughter, Greta Voss, a grandson, Rowan Dishno, his parents, Miles, Sr. & Meta Voss, and a brother, Ralph Voss.

A memorial service will be held at the Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, W6906 County Road K, Arlington, WI 53911 at 4:30 p.m. on September 29th with visitation beginning at 3 p.m. Private burial will be held at the Zion Lutheran Cemetery in South Leeds.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to (National Association of the Deaf) or to Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, W6906 County Road K, Arlington, WI 53911.

The family wishes to thank the Serenity Homes of DeForest for their wonderful care of their Dad.

Koepsell-Zeidler Funeral and Cremation Services in Columbus is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at


Condolence & Memory Journal

oh girls so sorry to hear about your dad he was a very nice man and a great farmer! my prayers and love to your family

Posted by Suzanna Nyquist - WEST BEND, WI - Friend   September 19, 2014


Meta, I am saddened to hear about your father. What a lovely tribute the obituary is. My thoughts are with you. Alice Derra (Rachel's friend)

Posted by Alice Derra - Madison, WI - Friend   September 15, 2014

Dear Voss Family,
What a history my family shared with yours. My parents loved socializing and vacationing with your parents. We are sorry for your loss. Kristi and Bob Nichols

Posted by Kristi Nichols-Kading - Waunakee, WI - Family Friend   September 14, 2014

So sorry about your loss. Hugs to all. Judy and Ruby Schultz

Posted by Judy Schultz. - Madison, WI - Friend   September 14, 2014

To the Voss Family, I'm sorry for the loss of your Dad. If it is any consolation, know that your Dad is now at peace and with your Mom in heaven and we all will get to be with our loved ones someday. Cherish the memories you've had with your Dad and know that you and your family are in our prayers. With much love and support, John Kinstler and family.

Posted by John Kinstler - Madison, WI - Friend   September 11, 2014

We are so sorry to learn of your loss. Sending hugs! RoseMary Zeier and family.

Posted by RoseMary Zeier - Janesville, WI - Friend   September 09, 2014

All of you are in our thoughts and prayers...cherish all fond memories you have about him. With sympathy hugs, Judith and Phil Bravin

Posted by Judith/Phil Bravin - Chester, VT - friend   September 09, 2014

I wish you ladies and your families sweet memories. Thinking of you at this time, Bridget Anderson/Bretl

Posted by Bridget Bretl - Fredonia, WI - parents friend   September 09, 2014

I had a good talked with Miles Voss Jr. In the past he was very heart that he gave me milks I have been there often and ride the farm field with his tractor also his wife so friendly to me and children all I know them very well I missed all of you sorry to hear we prayer in your heart and bless

Ross Golly

Posted by Ross - Oshkosh - Friend   September 09, 2014

So sorry for the loss of this wonderful man. My parents (Leroy (Andy), and Marion Anderson), brought us to the farm in Columbus many many times when I was young. My one big memory of Miles was how he could drink from the water hose with out swallowing...just pour it down. My brother Mark worked on that farm, and one summer killed all the chickens (guess he didn't know chickens really need water every day).
Lynn Cyr-Koehn (Anderson).

Posted by Lynn Koehn - Las Vegas, NV - old family friend thru parents   September 09, 2014

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