Walter W. Voigt

Aug. 13, 1939 - Aug. 23, 2006

Walter W. Voigt, 67, of Watertown, died Wednesday morning, Aug. 23, 2006, at his home surrounded by his loving family following a courageous battle with cancer.

Born on Aug. 13, 1939, in Watertown, he was the son of the late Rudolf and Ida (nee Stark) Voigt.

In 1957, he graduated from Hustisford High School and three years later, on Oct. 22, he married Wanda Albert at Zion Lutheran Church in Ashippun. He had been employed at the former Hevi-Duty in Watertown and at Waukesha Motors for 37 years. Walter was a member of Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Watertown. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and woodworking.

He is survived by his wife, Wanda Voigt of Watertown; his children, Kevin (Pam) Voigt, Jeffrey (Susan) Voigt of Watertown, Jodi (Mark) Hartmann of Mukwonago and Cory (Deborah) Voigt of Rubicon; his brothers, Martin (Hilda) Voigt of Neshkoro, Rudolph (Mardean) Voigt of Watertown and his twin, Wallace Voigt of Marshall; his grandchildren, Melissa Voigt, Timothy Voigt, Krystal Voigt, Jacob Voigt, Heather Hartmann, Nicole Hartmann, Ryan Hartmann, Chandler Voigt, Carter Voigt and Kaylee Voigt; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Rudolf and Ida Voigt; his son, Troy Voigt; and his sister-in-law, Judy.

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Sept. 6, at Hafemeister Funeral Home, 611 E. Main St., Watertown. Visitation continues from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service Thursday, Sept. 7, at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, 204 N. 10th St., Watertown, where the Rev. Kathleen Kasper will officiate. Burial will be held at Lutheran Cemetery in Watertown.

In lieu of flowers, the family appreciates memorials to Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Rolland Nelson Crossroads Hospice or to a charity of one’s choice.

Hafemeister Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call (920) 261-2218.

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