Ray J. Voss, 68, of Davenport, died Sunday March 22, 2020 at Silvercrest Senior Living, Davenport. Keeping with Ray’s wishes, cremation rites were accorded and burial took place in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Davenport. A memorial service will take place in the future.
Ray Jeffrey Voss was born on September 3, 1951 in Davenport, a son of Raymond and Lovetta (Miller) Voss. He was united in marriage to Jane Ann Stepp on November 8, 1975 at Holy Family Catholic Church, Davenport. She preceded him in death on July 25, 2011.
Ray was the Fabrication Shop Supervisor at Parr Instrument Company, retiring in 2011. Prior to that he worked in his father’s businesses, Lenker-Voss Manufacturing & Development Company and Eagle Valley Manufacturing Company, both in Eldridge.
A lifelong music lover, Ray played bass guitar and was in a band that called themselves “Northern Light.” Ray had a tremendous work ethic and was a natural craftsman/handyman. He enjoyed playing with his grandchildren, woodworking, fishing, and was a collector of many things. He enjoyed looking for fossils and rocks and would shine them up and put them in his rock garden. He was an avid fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or King’s Harvest Pet Rescue No Kill Shelter.
Ray is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Todd (Claudia Alonzo) Voss, Davenport and Jeff (Shay) Voss, Davenport; grandchildren: Lucas, Renly, Jane, and Felix; his mother, Lovetta Voss, Davenport; siblings, Ross Voss, Virginia, Mark (Mike) Voss, Matt Voss, all of Davenport, and Regina (John) Brennan, Dubuque; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Linda Jensen, Davenport, Bob (Deb) Stepp, Elbert, Colorado, Bill Stepp, Mesa, Arizona, Mary Stepp, Rock Island, Tim (Trendy) Stepp, Wyoming, Iowa, Debbie (Craig Day) Stepp, O’Fallon, Missouri, Patti (Loren) McFate, Davenport, Jim Stepp, Omaha, Nebraska, Brian (Liz) Stepp, Tampa, Florida, and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife, Jane, Ray was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Voss, a sister, Rita Voss, and brothers-in-law, Gary Jensen and Joe Stepp.
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