John “Jack” M. Voigt

John “Jack” M. Voigt, 85, of Potter, passed away Saturday, August 15, 2015 at Rennes Health and Rehab in Appleton. John was born November 26, 1929 in Hilbert, son of the late Walter and Elsie (Spettle) Voigt. On August 13, 1949 John married Dorothy Mae Rusch in the town of Rantoul. She preceded him in death on September 28, 2005.

Jack worked at the Potter feed mill for many years with his father-in-law until he became employed as a general laborer for Ariens Company from which he retired.

He was a member of Peace Evangelical & Reformed Church, as well as a volunteer fireman for Potter for over 30 years, the Town Constable, and a founding member of the Calumet Snow Riders Club. Jack enjoyed bowling, hunting, fishing, watching Westerns on tv, and his Sunday trips to Jungle Jim’s bar for Blood Mary’s. Most importantly Jack loved his camping trips up north and spending time with his family.

Survivors include his daughter, Sherry (John) Kees of Potter; son, Jeff (Debbie) Voigt of Hilbert; five grandchildren, Brian (Melissa) Kees of Eldorado, Brad (Laura) Kees of Hilbert, Colin Kees of Montana, Corey (Trisha) Voigt of Neenah, and Brooke Voigt of Kaukauna; eleven great-grandchildren, Makenna, Griffin Kees. Josie, Elsie, Clara Voigt, Dravyn Voigt, Keely, Mariska, Trey, Delilah Kees and Hayden Kees; a niece, Charlene Andersen; sister-in-law, Shirley (Harland) Schwartz of Brillion; and nieces and nephews, relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents and wife, Dorothy, Jack was preceded in death by his sister, Ellen and (CK) Luchterhand, and a niece, Debbie Galin.

Funeral Services will be at 4:00pm on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at Peace Evangelical & Reformed Church (181 Main Street) in Potter with the Rev. Dr. Marc Axelrod officiating. Burial will be in Brillion Community Cemetery. Friends may call at Peace Evangelical & Reformed Church from 2:00pm to 3:45pm on Wednesday, August 19, 2015.

A memorial fund has been established in the name of John “Jack” M. Voigt.

Jack’s family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the caregivers and staff at Rennes Health and Rehab for the care and compassion shown to him. – See more at: