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Ralph R. Vos

February 11, 1924 — May 12, 2018

Age: 94 February 11, 1924 – May 12, 2018 The Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Ralph R. Vos, age 94 ofHoldingford, will be 11:00 AM, Thursday, May 17, at the Church of All Saints, St.Mary in Holdingford. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Ralph died Saturday atthe County Manor Rehabilitation Center in Sartell. There will be a visitation from 4-8:00 PM Wednesday and again after 10:00 AM Thursday at the Miller-Carlin FuneralHome in Holdingford. St. Mary’s parish prayers will be at 4:00 PM Wednesday atthe funeral home. Ralph was born February 11, 1924, in Holdingford to Thomas and Rose (Schiller)Vos. He grew up in Holdingford and lived his entire life in the house in which he wasborn, except for the years during WWII when he joined the U.S. Army Air Corps andserved in the Pacific. He married Agnes McDonnell on July 15, 1946, inHoldingford. Along with his father and brother, Ralph owned and operated VosChevrolet until he retired in 1984. While still in high school, Ralph played saxophone in the Maestro Ray and His BandWill Play dance band, where he picked up his smooth dancing skills. Ralph enjoyedbowling, playing on the Holdingford baseball team, and traveling. He especiallyloved going to Minnesota Twins’ games with Agnes, even though she alwayscheered for whomever the Twins were playing! He also enjoyed playing poker everyMonday night with his friends and 500 every Tuesday afternoon at the HoldingfordCommunity Center. For many years, Ralph was a member of the Holdingford LionsClub and the Holdingford Volunteer Fire Department. At the time of his death, hewas the oldest living member of the Holdingford American Legion and a devotedmember of the Church of All Saints, St. Mary. Ralph is survived by his children, Thomas (Nancy Leigh) Vos, Stratford, CT; Jo Vos,Minneapolis; Judith Vos Sarvis, Grosse Point Farms, MI; and Jacqueline Vos,Minnetonka; grandchildren, Charles (Fran Knechel) Vos, Oak Park, IL, and DouglasVos, New York, NY); great grandchildren, Simon and Edward Vos, Chicago, IL; andsisters, Dolores Burger, Lindstrom, and Rosemary Heisick, Bloomington. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Agnes, who died March 14, 2006,his brother Norbert Vos, and his sister Leola Anderson. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Helping Hands, Holdingford, are preferred. Schedule and Information Visitation Details There will be a visitation from 4-8:00 PM Wednesday and again after 10:00 AM Thursday at the Miller-Carlin FuneralHome in Holdingford. St. Mary’s parish prayers will be at 4:00 PM Wednesday atthe funeral home. Service Details The Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Ralph R. Vos, age 94 ofHoldingford, will be 11:00 AM, Thursday, May 17, at the Church of All Saints, St.Mary in Holdingford. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Contact Us Toll free phone number:    (800) 644-4058 Local phone number:   (320) 251-CARE Email Us:  [email protected] Locations St. Cloud Albany Holdingford Upsala © Copyright 2018 Miller Carlin Funeral Home, All Rights Reserved
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