Harriet Voshell, 90
Published 12:00 am Tuesday, July 13, 2010
A memorial service will be held for Harriet L. Voshell of Albert Lea on Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Dwight Netzer will officiate. Interment will follow the service at Graceland Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Harriet passed away at Good Samaritan Center on Friday, July 9, 2010, at the age of 90.
Harriet was born June 7, 1920, in West Concord to Delbert and Lottie McGowan. She grew up in West Concord and was the youngest of seven children. She graduated from West Concord High School in 1938.
Harriet and Ken Voshell were married July 27, 1940, and moved to Albert Lea where they continued to live and raise their family. Most people will remember Harriet from her 23 years of working at the Maid-Rite Sandwich Shop in Albert Lea. After leaving the Maid-Rite, she spent several years working for the school district as a lunch room helper at Sibley and Southwest schools.
Harriet was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Lydia Circle and American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends playing various games and cards and having morning coffee with neighbors. One of her favorite memories was the many fishing trips they took up north with friends.
Harriet will be deeply missed by her family and friends. She is survived by daughter, Judy Verdoorn (Lowell Olson) of Albert Lea; son, Kenny (Bev) Voshell of Reno, Nev.; grandchildren: Wendy (Craig) Kennelly of Boulder City, Nev., Tami Nielsen (Ken Guski) of Pahrump, Nev., Todd (Susan) Voshell of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Troy Voshell of Denver, Colo.; greatgrandchildren: Ryan, Dylan, Sami, Kobe, Kira, Nikki and Ashley. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Harriet was preceded in death by her parents, six siblings and husband Ken in 1997.