Obit: Voight, Fred M. (1857 - 1935)

Contact: Audrey Roedel


----Sources: The Loyal Tribune 21 March 1935

Voight, Fred M. (26 MAR 1857 - 11 MAR 1935)

Funeral services were held on Thursday afternoon, March 14, at 2 o’clock in the M. E. Church for Fred M. Voight, the Rev. Austin N. Chapman officiating. He passed away Monday, March 11 at his home in this village, after an illness of several months, at the age of 77 years, 11 months, and 13 days. Burial was in the Loyal Cemetery.

Mr. Voight was born in Woodland, Dodge County, Wis., on March 26, 1857. He was the son of William and Willemena Voight. He grew to manhood at Kekoskee, Dodge County and on April 26, 1881 was united in marriage to Miss Mary E. DeLoye. Two daughters and four sons were born to this union, one son, Joseph preceded his father in death. He leaves to mourn his loss besides his wife, the following children, Julia Voight, Plattville; Mrs. A. M. Leemon, Waupun; Harvey, Milwaukee and Herbert and Percy, Loyal. Three sisters, Mrs. John Holland, Pt. Colburne, Ontario; Mrs. Herman Schwan and Mrs. Wm. Schwan, Milwaukee. There are also 14 grandchildren and one great grand child, besides other relatives and a host of friends.

Mr. Voight moved to Loyal 21 years ago purchasing the Central Hotel, which he ran successfully for ten years, and since that time has retired from active business.

On April 26, 1931, Mr. and Mrs. Voight celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

Mr. Voight was a member of the Loyal M. E. Church. It can be truthfully said of the deceased, he was a devoted husband and father, a kind neighbor, an upright citizen and courteous to all with whom he came in contact. Further evidence of the love and esteem in which he was held was shown by the profusion of floral tokens, sent by relatives and friends. He was a great lover of the great out-of-doors.

Out of respect the business places closed during the funeral.

The active pall bearers were: Mr. G. W. Nelson, Oscar Etta, Al. Sorenson, Perry Volk, Alfred Kreiser and John Shupe.

Honorary pall bearers were George Schoch, Joe Wedl, J. H. Etta, Albert Davel, John Geiger and Charles Thums.

Those in charge of the flowers were Mrs. G. E. Nelson, Irene Clouse, Mrs. Al. Sorenson, Mrs. Mary Richardson, Mrs. Charles Byse, Mrs. Alfred Kreiser, Mrs. E. W. Sterr, Mrs. Perry Volk, Mrs. G. H. Kehrberg and Beatrice Thums.

Those from away who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Bruggeman, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Voight and children, Mrs. Herman Schwan, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Schwan, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Schwan, Mrs., Florence Thrench, and Mrs., Gerald Ziebell all of Milwaukee; Mrs. Wm. Feilbach, Knowles, Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Leemon and daughter Ruth, Waupun; Wm. Voight, Mrs. Charles Meyer, Miss Lillian Ulrich and Mrs. Arthur Priest, Lomira; Mr. and Mrs. Sanford Johnson and daughter of DePere; Julia Voight, Plattville; Mr. Albert Zuehlke, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Shomer, Oshkosh; Miss Irene Clouse, Marshfield; Mrs. Harry Prehn and son Donald, Miss Mary Hanson of Spencer.



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