Donald Gene Voy

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Donald G. Voy, age 77, of Elma, Iowa, formerly of Rockwell, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at Riceville Family Care Center, Riceville, Iowa. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in Elma, Iowa with Pastor Dan Christensen officiating. Burial will be at Rockwell Cemetery in Rockwell, Iowa. Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 PM on Monday, November 23, 2020 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in Elma, Iowa and will continue at 9:00-11:00 AM at the funeral home the day of the service. Memorials may be directed to the family. Donald Gene was born March 11, 1943, the son of Lincoln and Ruby (Thompson) Voy in Hampton, Iowa. He attended and graduated in 1962 from Rockwell High School, Rockwell, Iowa. Donald married Patty in 1964 and they later divorced. They lived in Mason City and then move to Russell, Iowa where he managed the Big Bear Store. His parents bought a farm near Elma, Iowa in 1971. His father got sick so Donald moved his family in 1972 to help care for his father and help with farming. He worked at John Deere, Sara Lee, and A to Z drying until he retired at the age of 72. Shortly after his retirement he became sick with diabetes and lived with his daughter Tricia and family for 4 years. Donald then moved to Riceville Family Care Center where his daughter, Tricia was able to see him every day since she worked at the care center. He loved to pick on the nursing aids. Donald enjoyed his red tractors. He loved being at the farm and we had a hard time some days keeping him in town…so not to get into trouble. Donald also loved picking on our cats. He had his own cat at home called Pinky. He had a great laugh and loved to say oh you cotton picker. He loved to pick on his grandchildren when he saw them. He liked telling jokes. Donald is survived by his children, Christy (Randy) Boehmer of Alta Vista, IA, Jackie Edgar of Elma, IA, Tricia (Corey) Steere of Elma, IA; Grandchildren, Brittany Steere, Nikki Sprung, Corrine Steere, Ashley Vorwald, Aubrey Vorwald, Austin Edgar, Carissa Boehmer, Allison Boehmer and Sage Boehmer; great grandchildren, Jaxon, Brielle, Clayton, Tylor, Avery, Declan, Oakland. He was preceded in death by his parents Lincoln and Ruby Voy and two brothers in infancy.

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  1. Jackie and family, so sorry for your loss. May you all find peace and comfort in the days ahead with memories of him. Carrie David and Hayley Zweibohmer (Jacoby)

  2. May his memories console you today. I worked with Don at Sara Lee. He was a good man. Our prayers to his family. Jeanne and David Roder

  3. One memory would be the nick name he gave me!! I to this day have no idea how he came up with it but I will always be your TigerJones!πŸ’•

  4. Our farm is directly across from Voy’s. I remember Don, Pat, and his parents well. Don was always so good to Mother and Dad. In later years, Don would stop and visit Dad and Mother. He was definitely fun and he was one of those unique individuals that when you think of him, you always smile! We are with you in these difficult times and loss.

  5. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss… Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

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