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