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Viola “Vi” Voigt

Viola “Vi” Voigt, age 88, of Greeley, Colorado and formerly of Huron, died Wednesday, July 2, 2008, at Greeley, Colorado.  Her funeral service was at 10:00 AM Wednesday, July 9th at the Huron Mission Church with the Rev. Richard Birr officiating.  Burial was in the Restlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery. 

Viola Mae Jurrens was born April 6, 1920, to Tim and Lena (Roll) Jurrens in Bon Homme County, South Dakota.  She grew up on a farm near Avon and attended school there.  Vi received her G.E.D. from Huron College.

On September 9, 1939, Vi married Herman Voigt at Worthington, Minnesota.  They lived there until 1947, when they moved to Tyndall, South Dakota.  Vi and Herman spent one year at  Tyndall and then moved to Huron in 1948.  Vi worked for Randall’s Foods for 15 1/2  years, retiring in 1984.  She later returned to work for Coborn’s Foods as a food demonstrator.

She accepted the Lord as her Savior and faithfully served Him.   Vi was a charter member of Calvary Baptist Church of Huron and at the time of her death, was a member of the Huron Mission Church.  She was a charter member of the Lioness Club and a member of the Huron Area Senior Center. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Herman on September 26, 1981; one son, Harland on September 27, 1999; three brothers, Chester, Raymond and Leroy Jurrens; one brother-in-law; and three sisters-in-law.

Grateful for having shared her life are her two children and their spouses, Dianne and Wally Decker of Greeley, Colorado and Kevin and Debbie Voigt of Springfield, Illinois; eight grandchildren, Tammy and Neil Coyle of Cambridge, Minnesota, Cindy and Bucky Schumacher of Sioux Falls, Corbin and Tammy Voigt of Portland, Oregon, Kristin and Richard Delp of Harleysville, Pennsylvania,  Ryan and Jessica Voigt of Anchorage, Alaska, Cory Voigt and Kendele Johnson of Scottsbluff, Nebraska, and Adam Voigt and Ashley Voigt of Springfield, Illinois; twelve great-grandchildren, Megan and Josh Coyle, Jerrod, Tory and Alyssa Schumacher, Zachary, Parker and Cameron Voigt, Abigail and Allison Delp, and Ruger and Caiden Voigt; two brothers and their wives, Eldon and Carol Jurrens of Avon and Virgil and Maxine Jurrens of Madison, Wisconsin; and two sisters, Leatta and Palmer Schortzmann of Merced, California and Erma Dykstra of Avon.

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