Lois "Lulabelle" Voss, Janesville, WI
June 22, 1947 - August 4, 2017
Lois Ann “Lulabelle” Voss, age 70, passed away on Friday, August 4, 2017, at her Janesville group home. Lois was born on June 22, 1947 in Beloit, WI to Henry F. and Shirley Jane (Weiler) Voss. At the age of 6 months, Lois contracted spinal meningitis and was hospitalized for almost a month. The disease reoccurred at the age of one year. She survived temperature spikes of 102- 110 degrees. After her mother died in 1953, Lois lived with her grandparents in Fairchild, WI, until her aunt Noriene “DeeDee” Rector began caring for her until 1999. Despite the residual effects of her early medical problems, Lois lived a very full life. Community Connections in Janesville was her favorite place to go during the week; attending as many trips into the community. Whenever Lois was out and about, invariably she would meet someone she knew from a previous encounter. Her big smile and “Oh, hi”, always made you feel welcome. If you yawned while visiting her, she would look at her watch and tell you, NO, it was not time for a nap. Lois had a personality the size of Texas and was able to make her wants and needs known. Her constant companion was her doll named BABY. You felt luck if she trusted you with Baby, even for a minute.
Lois is survived by her aunt, Noriene Rector, Beloit, WI; brother, Alvin and Bonnie Voss, WI; sister, Esther Ames; her four children and families, FL; uncle, Marvin Weiler and family, IL; cousins: Judith Nichols, her three children and families, WI and TX; Richard and Diane Haime, their three children and families, MI and WA. Lois is also survived by special friends: Nancy, Amanda, Mckenzie, Marketta, Steve, Linda and Cheryl, as well as Amy Debbie and Jim. She is also survived by her REM family: Sharon, Laray, Keith and the many friends she made throughout her life.
Lois was preceded in death by her parents, sister Linda Voss, brother Henry Voss; aunt and uncle Vivian and Robert Haime; uncles Richard and Leeson Voss; Victor and Martha Voss; aunt Mrs. Natalie Weiler; and grandparents Fred and Ella Voss and Alex and Mollie Weiler.
Burial will be at Cleveland Cemetery, Fairchild, WI. Memorials may be sent to Community Connections, 2200 West Court Street, Janesville, WI. 53545. Rosman, Uehling, Kinzer Funeral Home and Crematorium, Beloit is privileged to serve the family. Please send online condolences to rukfuneralhome.com
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