Joseph Karl Vossen, age 61, of Morganton, passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2019. He was born in Angola, Indiana, May 23, 1957, to Joseph P. Vossen and Evelyn M. Szutarski Vossen. He was a member of Saint Monica’s Parish in Duluth, Georgia. He graduated from the University of Miami with degrees in Chemistry and Computer Science and later worked as a senior software engineer for Arbor Networks.
He was survived by his wife, Alicia Kaye Vossen; son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Tanja Vossen; stepson, Jeff Stringer; stepdaughter and son-in-law, Katie and Jonathan LeMaire; grandchildren, Charles Vossen, Caroline Vossen, Anna Grace LeMaire and Elliott LeMaire; his mother, Evelyn Szutarski; and his sister, Linda Vossen.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, March 30, 2019, from Akins Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Richard Phillips officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in honor of Mr. Vossen to the American Cancer Society at donate.cancer.org. Condolences may be sent to the family online at akinsfuneralhome.com. Akins Funeral Home of Blue Ridge was entrusted with the arrangements.