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William P.V. Vossen

June 29, 1981 - July 20, 2006 SPICER -- William Paul Voorhees Vossen, 25, of Spicer died Thursday at his home, following an eight-year battle with cancer. The service will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Eagle Lake Lutheran Church. Burial will be at the ...

June 29, 1981 - July 20, 2006

SPICER -- William Paul Voorhees Vossen, 25, of Spicer died Thursday at his home, following an eight-year battle with cancer.

The service will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Eagle Lake Lutheran Church. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the church. Arrangements are with Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar. Memorials are preferred to Eagle Lake Lutheran Church or the Vossen family.

He was born June 29, 1981, in Willmar to Paul and Deb Vossen. He grew up in the Hopkins area and graduated from Hopkins High School in 1999. He was diagnosed with a brain tumor when he was a junior in high school. He graduated from the Minneapolis Academy College with an associate's degree in computer animation and graphic design.

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He designed logos and posters and created the new logo for the Stingrays' swimming club for the banner that hangs at Willmar High School pool. He was selected to be on the design board for the remodeling project at Minneapolis Children's Hospital and made recommendations to help make hospital stays for children less frightening. The family moved to the Spicer area in 2000.

He designed and sold hundreds of hats and t-shirts with "Will Power" on the front, and a caricature and the adage "Where there's a Will, there's a Way" on the back, to raise money for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. He has been a featured speaker for several years at the Minnesota Ride For Kids. He was a member of the Hopkins Swim Club and the Boy Scouts.

He is survived by his parents; sister: Valerie (and Paul) Jeffery of Annandale; one niece; and his grandparents: Jarres Vossen, Arnie and Shirley Vossen, all of Willmar, and George and Del Voorhees of Spicer.

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