Ronald Warn Voss, 84, of Riverside, Iowa died unexpectedly of cardiac arrest, on Sunday evening, November 29, 2020, while at his home. In remembrance of Ronald, there will be a private family graveside service at the Tipton Masonic Cemetery, on Friday, December 4, 2020 at 1:30 pm. Attendees will be expected to wear a mask.
Family asks that all cards and memorials be mailed c/o Shirley Miller to 50 West Third Street, Riverside, IA 52327. Online condolences may be shared at www.fryfuneralhome.com
Ronald, son of Edward F. and Dorothy M. (VanAtta) Voss, was born on Thursday, October 15, 1936 in Cedar county, IA. He graduated with the Springdale High School, Class of 1954 and retired after 32 years of working for P&G as a Mechanic. Ronald married Shirley Jean Miller on February 6, 2008 in Mountain View, Arkansas.
Ronald is survived by, daughters, Laurie (David) Jansen of Nichols, IA, Kim (Dave) Mills of Nichols, IA, Renae (Vince) Fix of Nichols, IA, and Angie (Neil) Berns of Waukee, IA; son, Ben Voss of Des Moines, IA; eight grandchildren, Carrie, Stephanie, Anthony, Ryan, Shanda, Dakota, Riley, and Tate; eleven great- grandchildren, Briston, Blayne, Levi, Rilee, Beckett, Abbot, Callyn, Cooper, Camden, Gracie and Brooklyn; brother, Jim Voss (Susan Jones) of Iowa City, IA; niece, Julie (David) Bergeon; great-niece, Cassidy; and great-nephew, Gabe. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Dorothy Voss.
When Tomorrow Starts Without Me
When tomorrow starts without me,
And I’m not here to see,
If the sun should rise and find your eyes
All filled with tears for me;
I wish so much you wouldn’t cry
The way you did today,
While thinking of the many things,
We didn’t get to say.
I know how much you love me,
As much as I love you,
And each time that you think of me,
I know you’ll miss me too;
But when tomorrow starts without me,
Please try to understand,
That an angel came and called my name,
And took me by the hand.
And said my place was ready,
In Heaven far above,
And that I’d have to leave behind
All those I dearly love
But as I turned to walk away,
A tear fell from my eye
For all my life, I’d always thought,
I didn’t want to die.
I had so much to live for,
So much left yet to do,
It seemed almost impossible,
That I was leaving you.
I thought of all the yesterdays,
The good ones and the bad,
I thought of all that we shared,
And all the fun we had.
If I could relive yesterday,
Just even for a while,
I’d say good-bye and kiss you
And maybe see you smile.
But then I fully realized,
That this could never be,
For emptiness and memories,
Would take the place of me.
And when I thought of worldly things
I might miss come tomorrow,
I thought of you, and when I did,
My heart was filled with sorrow.
But when I walked through heaven’s gates,
I felt so much at home.
When God looked down and smiled at me,
From His great golden throne.
He said, “This is eternity,
And all I’ve promised you.
Today your life on earth is past,
But here life starts anew.
I promise no tomorrow,
But today will always last,
And since each day is the same way,
There’s no longing for the past.”
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