Edwin F. Voigt
Age - 81
5/2/1930 - 5/12/2011

Funeral Service
10:30 AM, 
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
First Baptist Church
3210 30th Street
Columbus,  NE 
Reverend Thomas Voigt and
Pastor Glenn Williamson
will be officiating.

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, 
Monday, May 16, 2011
McKown Funeral Home
Columbus,  NE 
Visitation continues Tuesday morning from
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. at the Church.

Shell Creek Baptist Cemetery
10 miles north of Columbus
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Edwin died Thursday, May 12, 2011 at Morys Haven in Columbus.

Edwin F. Voigt was born May 2, 1930 in Bon Homme County, South Dakota near Avon to Ralph and Katie (Fisher) Voigt. He came to an early personal relationship with Jesus and was baptized at Tyndal Baptist Church. Edwin graduated from Augustana College and North American Baptist Seminary is Sioux Falls with a Masters degree. He married Vernice Menke on June 3, 1955 at the Shell Creek Baptist Church north of Columbus. Edwin and Vernice ministered at Baptist churches in Bison, SD, Vesper, KS, Beulah, ND, and Corn, OK. Through the years Edwin also worked for Job Service and social services in Huron, SD, Mandan, ND, Wahpeton, ND and Martin, SD. In 1995 Edwin retired and the couple moved to Columbus. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Columbus and enjoyed woodworking, gardening, reading, and playing and singing music. He especially enjoyed visiting and sharing the message of love and salvation he found through Jesus Christ over a doughnut and coffee.

He is survived by:

Wife: Vernice Voigt of Columbus, NE
Daughter: Virginia (Craig) Winters of Underwood, MN
Daughter: Valerie (William) Armstrong of Huachuca City, AZ
Brother: Harlan (Marian) Voigt of Avon, SD
Sister: Irene (Andy) Eben of Avon, SD
Sister: Ruth Krull of Sheldon, IA
Seven Grandchildren: Patricia, Sarah, Rebecca, Benjamin, Rachel, Bethany and David
One Great Grandson: Roman
Many Nieces, Nephews and Cousins

He was preceded in death by:

Father: Ralph Voigt
Mother: Katie Voigt
Son: Virgil Voigt
Brother-in-law: Jake Krull
Sister: Evelyn & husband Rayburn Rueb
Father-in-law: Willie Menke
Mother-in-law: Ida Menke
Nephew: John Eben

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