Monica Marie Voss died and went home to be with Jesus on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, due to complications from COVID-19 at the St Cloud Hospital. She was 40 years old.
She was born to Larry and Diane (Brooks) Hannu on Dec. 27, 1980. She graduated from Mora High School in 1999. She met her high school sweetheart, Jeremy Voss while working at the Mustang Steakhouse in Mora (former Pizza Pub building). She was united in marriage to Jeremy in Mora at St Mary’s Catholic Church on Feb. 17, 2001. The couple had been married for 20 years this year. They have four children- Faith Voss-Paulson (20), twin daughters Grace and Hope Voss (17) and a son Isaiah (15).
She pursued her passion of working with children by attending Rasmussen College for childcare. She spent many years being a preschool and toddler teacher at various child care centers as well as the YMCA.
When she and her husband moved back to Ogilvie; she pursued her second love of working with special needs children as a para-professional teacher at Ogilvie Public Schools until her death. She absolutely loved going to the school every day to help the kids she worked with.
She would get excited every year during racing season watching Nascar racing and cheering for Kyle Larson as well as watching dirt track racing at Ogilvie Raceway. She also loved attending all of Isaiah’s athletic events as well as having “girl time” with her daughters.
She was preceded in death by her favorite uncle Ron Murdock; and grandparents Pat and Donna Whiteford and George and Geraldine Brooks
She is survived by her husband, Jeremy Voss; daughters, Faith (Brandon) Voss-Paulson, Hope and Grace Voss; son, Isaiah Voss; parents, Larry and Diane Hannu; sister, Tammy (Gary) Shaw; niece, Selena Shaw; parents-in-law, Dennis and Roseann Voss; sisters and brothers-in-law, Jessica Bos, Jake Voss, Sara (Clint) Metz and Tamara (Mike) Ostervoss; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, other relatives and many friends.
A private service was held at Living Hope Church in Mora on Saturday, Dec 4, 2021 with Pastor Steve Ekholm. There will be a public celebration of life next spring with inurnment in the Oakwood Cemetery in Mora. Cards and memorials are preferred to the family and may be sent to the funeral home in care of Monica Voss. Arrangements are by the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora. Condolences may be posted at www.aifuneralhome.com.