Obituary Details

Arthur "Art" Gerald Joss

(07/20/1906 - 07/26/1999)
Courtesy of From the Tom Weigand Genealogy Collection, 10/12/2006

Arthur Joss

Funeral services for Arthur "Art" Joss, 93, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 28, at Converse Funeral Chapel with Pastor Tom Strock of First Baptist Church in Lusk officiating. Internment will be in Douglas Park Cemetery.

Mr. Joss, a longtime Douglas resident and Converse and Niobrara counties rancher, died July 26, at his home in Douglas.

He was born July 20, 1906 to Sam and Clara (Hitshew) Joss in Manville at the old cheese factory. He received his schooling in Manville.

He married Signild "Peggy" Ohrvall on Aug 7, 1927, in Wheatland. Two children, Artie Joss and Shelly Joss Coffey, were born to this union. They also raised Phil Joss and Sandra Joss Thompson.

They homesteaded on Twenty Mile Creek and later built a new home nearby. They lived there for several years. In addition to his lifelong interest in ranching, Mr. Joss enjoyed hunting, fishing and traveling. During their lifetimes, Art and Peg traveled extensively, visiting nearly every country in the world. He was a member of Ashlar Lodge No. 1, Korein Temple AAONMS and Oddfellows.

He was preceded in death by his parents: wife Peggy on March 6, 1993: sister Blanche; brother George; grandson Marty; and great-granddaughters Jessica and Leslie.

He is survived by Artie, Shelley, Phil, Sandra, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Memorials to Douglas Senior Citizens' Center, Home Health Care, P.O. Box 192. would be appreciated.

Converse Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

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