Oliver “Ollie” A. Voigt, 91, of Beaver Dam passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at his home with family by his side.
A visitation for Ollie will be held on Wednesday, December 16th from 10:30 a.m. until Noon at St. Katharine Drexel Parish, 511 S. Spring St., Beaver Dam. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at Noon with Father Michael Erwin officiating. Private Family Burial will follow at St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. Covid-19 precautions will be in place and all in attendance are requested to wear face coverings and maintain social distancing. Ollie’s funeral service will be available to view on or after December 17th at www.koepsellfh.com.
Oliver Alvin was born on November 17, 1929 the son of Alvin and Florence (Schutte) Voigt in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. On June 7, 1952, he was united in marriage with Clara Mae Schmidt at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Beaver Dam.
Oliver “Ollie” had been a well-respected Police officer from 1955 – 1988 for the City of Beaver Dam. He enjoyed his career and fondly remembers all the people and situations he encountered. His motto was “Be a Good Listener” and this had served him and the City of Beaver Dam well. Ollie was a longtime member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, currently St. Katherine Drexel Parish and a member of the Knights of Columbus. Ollie loved to travel with his wife Clara and together had been to Ireland, Germany, Canada, Mexico, and all parts of the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii. He enjoyed the outdoors and loved to go boating, snowmobiling, fishing and was still deer hunting at age 89. He also enjoyed tinkering and fixing many things around the home.
Ollie is survived by his five children: Steve (Kathy) Voigt, Gary (Sue) Voigt, Janice Falbe, Darryl (Sue) Voigt and Annette (Patrick) Budde; his grandchildren: Mark (Doreen), Jon, Amanda, Ashley, Brooke (Jake), Carlyn, Meg, Leah, Cal and Sam; great-grandchildren: Travis, Alison, Amy, Connor and Oliver; sister-in-law Ellen Voigt and his special friend Ann Hafenstein. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Clara Mae in 2009, son-in-law Jeff Falbe, sisters: Irene Voigt and Mildred (Joe) Rechek, his brother Harvey Voigt, sister-in-law Leona (Graeger) Banes and brother-in-law Lawrence (Adeline) Schmidt.
Memorial donations may be directed to St. Katharine Drexel Parish Building Fund (BFOB-Building For Our Belief) or to the Dodge County Humane Society.
The Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.koepsellfh.com.