Marian Voigt, AvonMarian Ruby Voigt, 83, Avon died her home in rural Avon on Saturday, November 17, 2012.
Marian Ruby Voigt, 83, Avon died her home in rural Avon on Saturday, November 17, 2012.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Danzig Baptist Church, rural Avon.
Visitation will be at the church Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with the family present and followed by a 7 p.m. prayer service.
Daughter of Gus and Linda (Buchholz) Siewert, Marian was born January 8, 1929 at Naper , Neb.
Marian was a graduate of Avon High School. She received her teaching degree from Southern State College in Springfield and then taught at the James and Mawhinney Country Schools.
Marian married Harlen A. “Bud” Voigt at her parents’ home in rural Avon on May 25, 1950. Nine children were blessed to their union.
Marian was a wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker.
As a son puts it: “Mom provided a daily example of what it means to believe in Jesus Christ and to follow Him with all your heart.
She had unwavering faith no matter the circumstances and would remind her children time after time that ‘God is in control!’ These words were lived out in every situation, and brought such a sense of God’s safety and security to her family. Mom’s tender heart expressed itself in 61 years of marriage to Dad and in her love for her children and grandchildren. She also loved growing roses and watching and feeding birds in her backyard. She spent many precious moments caring for her beloved dog, Rex.
Paging through Mom’s Bible, one discovered how great a passion she had for teaching children God’s Word. She was also very sure that her students wrote out their Bible verse so that it would stick in their minds!
Mom’s faith, her marriage, and her family were of greatest importance to her. She left us with her footprints, side by side with Jesus.”
Marian was a member of the Danzig Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School and played the piano and organ. She also was a member of the Women’s Missionary Fellowship and the American Legion Auxillary .
Thankful for having shared her life are her children and their spouses: Dave and Jan of Avon, Ramona Bloodgood and Dan of Mitchell, Barb Van Gerpen and Lorney, June Finck and Jerry, Laurie Jurrens and Loren, all of Avon, Tom and Jane of Brandon Valley, Tim and Jennifer of Gregory, Don and Robin of Moorcroft, WY and Christy Becker and Les of White Bluff, Tenn.; 32 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; brother, Dwane Siewert and wife Betty of Avon; three sisters-in-law: Irene Eben and husband Andy of Avon, Ruth Krull of Sibley, Iowa and Vernice Voigt of Columbus, Neb.; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Marian was preceded in death by her husband Harlen on August 29, 2011; parents; parents-in-law, Ralph and Katie Voigt; brother Marv Siewert; sister-in-law, Evelyn Rueb and husband Rayburn; and brothers-in-law: Edwin Voigt and Jake Krull .
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