Constance, ‘Connie’ Ruth Ione (Boraas) Voxland


Constance, ‘Connie’ Ruth Ione (Boraas) Voxland, 85, died Friday, August 11, 2023 at her home in Kenyon.

Connie was born March 21, 1938 to Herman and Alma (Haugen) Boraas, and she attended country school and Wanamingo High School. She was baptized and confirmed at Minneola Lutheran Church. She married Wally Voxland on January 10, 1955 and together they raised four children.

Connie was employed at Our Own Hardware, Floms’ Department Store, Kenyon Farm and Home, Kenyon Vet Clinic, and was a substitute school bus driver for Held Bus Service. She and Wally eventually took over Wally’s family farm in rural Kenyon and farmed together for over 20 years. Connie was also an organist at Holden Lutheran Church for approximately 10 years, where both her and Wally attended and she sang in the choir.

She went on many trips with Wally that included Hawaii, Alaska, and Norway. She also enjoyed summer visits to their cabin in Marcell and wintering in Mission, Texas, where they went on several cruises. She always enjoyed visits from family and friends, whether at their cabin, in Texas, or their home in Kenyon and loved seeing her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Connie is remembered as a loving wife, dedicated mother, devoted grandmother and great-grandmother, and a treasured friend.

Connie is survived by her children: Don (Mary Jo) Voxland, Gary Voxland (Gail Berg), Lori Thompson, and Kelly (LeRoy) Uhlenkamp; grandchildren: Jared Voxland (Kristy Lenartz), Crystin (Adam Maloney) Voxland, Carly (Jeremy) Bergerson, Caleb Voxland, Adam Voxland (Nina Onhsee), Jessica Thompson, Berent Uhlenkamp, and Kelsey (Justin) Mergen; great-grandchildren: Evan and Austin Voxland, Beau, Brynnlea, and Blakely Bergerson, and Elijah and Elleanna Mergen; sister-in-law, JoAnn Lancaster (Arlen Fordahl); brother-in-law, Charles Voxland; many nieces and nephews.

Connie was preceded in death by her husband, Wally; sister, Phyllis Carlson; brother-in-law, George Voxland; nephew, Brian Lancaster; and niece, Julie Steberg.

Memorials are preferred to Holden Lutheran Church or Holden Park.

Visitation took place at Holden Lutheran Church on Saturday, August 19, 2023, beginning at 10:00am. With the funeral service was at 11:00am. Burial took place at Holden Cemetery following the service.