Waldemar H. Voigt,
Aug. 25, 1932 ó May 16, 2017
Waldemar "Wally" H. Voigt, 84, passed away peacefully Tuesday, May 16, 2017, surrounded by family, at Cedar Community in West Bend. He was born Aug. 25, 1932, in Jackson to Edwin and Alma (nee Kannenberg) Voigt. He was made a child of God on Sept. 11, 1932, and confirmed in his faith April 14, 1946. He married Vivian V (Gay) on May 14, 1955. He was blessed to find love again and married Virginia (Frei/Getka) on July 7, 2008.
Wally loved sharing the news of his Savior in all that he did. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. Wally was one of the founding fathers of Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School, member of the WELSmen, and member of the Board of Regents at Wisconsin Lutheran College. He enjoyed serving WELS Institutional ministry in their prison ministry.
Wally is survived by his children Paul (Lisa) of Newburg, Beth (Jon) Behnke of San Diego and Krista (Barry) Preston of Phoenix; grandchildren, Megan (Jason) Weis, Emily (Pablo) Ortiz, Zachary Voigt, Joshua Behnke, Kristina Behnke, Miya Preston, Jackson Preston, Spencer Preston and Chloe (Dominic) Spenner; great-grandchildren, Adriana, Emersyn Weis, Izabella and Gabriel Ortiz; wife, Virginia (Getka) Voigt; stepchildren, Marge (John) Flanagan, Donna (Prof. Brian) Dose, Tom (Laurie) Getka, Gail Getka and the Rev. James (Naomi) Getka; 17 step-grandchildren; 2 step-great-grandchildren He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Wally is preceded in death by his first wife, Vivian; his parents; his sister, Leona Heidtke; and many other relatives.
The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 3, at St. Johnís Evangelical Lutheran Church (623 Congress St., Newburg, WI 53060) with the Rev. Kurt Schaser presiding. Visitation will be at church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service (2 p.m.). Interment will follow at St. Johnís Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to St. Johnís Lutheran Church, Newburg, Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School/tuition assistance, Jackson, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, West Bend, WELS Institutional Ministries, Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, California Lutheran High School/tuition assistance, Arizona Lutheran Academy/tuition assistance.
A very special thank you to Forest View, Cedar Community, especially the CNAs, nurses, therapists that worked there the past five plus years, for the wonderful care they gave Wally.
The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: