Louise Irene Vossberg, 85, of Kokomo, formerly of Minneapolis, MN, passed away after a lengthy battle with vascular dementia on Monday, April 18, 2022, in the home she shared with her son Brad and his wife Barb.
Louise was born March 16, 1937, in Minneapolis, MN to Albert and Louise Julia (Lasnetske) Hegblom. On October 26, 1957, she married Morris “Morry” William Vossberg in Minneapolis. They celebrated over 50 years of marriage and together they raised three children, Dr. Bradley (Barb) Vossberg of Kokomo; Maureen Vossberg of St. Paul, MN; and Brent Vossberg of Dallas, TX. Louise also helped raise her sister-in-law, Rosemarie Vossberg of St. Cloud, MN. She is survived by one grandson, Brandon Vossberg of Pensacola, FL, whom she lovingly called Pooh Bear when reminiscing of her time spent with him during his childhood. Three siblings survive Louise: Pat (Mike) Lobash, John (Teri) Hegblom and Mary Rae (Gene) Weyrauch. Louise is also survived by her great granddaughters, Angel and Amber, as well as many nieces and nephews who always affectionately referred to her as Auntie Pumpy. She was preceded in death by her parents, infant brother Albert, Morris Vossberg, son-in-law Donald Brelje, sister June Vossberg, and her beloved Aunt Mary.
Louise worked for Target in Minneapolis for over 30 years; first as a pharmacy tech and later as one of their secret shoppers. Following her retirement from Target, she served as an Administrative Assistant for Ascension Parish. Louise wouldn’t let anything get in the way of observing the Holy days and saying the rosary. Many a road trip began with a Hail Mary. She was loved by many and adored by more. She taught her children the gift of compassion and the value of knowledge, as she herself had a thirst for knowledge and was always learning. She enjoyed reading the newspaper, studying history, solving crossword puzzles, and doing trivia. It was well known by family that you did not go out of town without remembering to bring her back a newspaper. Louise also enjoyed listening to music, especially songs performed by her favorite artists Daniel O’Donnell, John Denver, and Neil Diamond. She was also very fond of her furry pals, Patches and Milo, with whom she formed an especially close bond during her time living in Kokomo.
The family would like to thank all of those who regularly took the time to stop by to visit with Louise, and to those who helped assist with her care. They would like to extend a special thank you to her primary caregiver Carol Hixon.
A celebration of Louise’s life will be held at 6:00 p.m. Monday, April 25, 2022, at Murray Weaver Funeral Home in Galveston with Rev. Fr. Elliot Zak officiating. A time of visitation will take place from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. prior to services at the funeral home. She will be laid to rest later this fall in Minneapolis, MN.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Louise to Ascension Catholic Academy, 1723 N Bryant Ave, Minneapolis, MN, 55411 or the Kokomo Humane Society, 729 E. Hoffer St., Kokomo, IN, 46902. Murray Weaver Funeral Home in Galveston has been entrusted with arrangements. www.murrayweaverfuneralhome.com