Highland: Obituaries

Hazel Voigt, 97

Hazel Voigt
Hazel Voigt

Hazel E. Voigt, 97, of Marine died on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015 at Faith Care Center in Highland.

Visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, with the Rev. Philip H. Kershner, pastor of United Church of Christ of Marine, officiating. Burial will be in Marine Cemetery.

She was born on Dec. 31, 1917 in Warsaw, Ill., to Edgar and Mabel (Neudecker) Stuckwisch. On Nov. 11, 1942, she married Robert A. “Piker” Voigt. He passed away on Aug. 17, 2000.

Mrs. Voigt was raised at Warsaw, Ill., and graduated from Warsaw High School.

She moved to Highland after high school and worked for her aunt at Westside Cafe in Highland. She later helped the new owner run the cafe and also made pies. She and the owner became good friends. She met her husband, Robert, at the cafe.

After marriage, they lived on the farm. She helped her husband with the farm and raised their family. She was a great cook and caring grandmother.

She was a member of St. Jacob United Church of Christ in St. Jacob and Order of Eastern Star Unity Chapter 608 in Marine, where she was a past matron.

Survivors include sons, Thomas G. (Lela) Voigt of Highland and Alan D. (Pat) Voigt of Highland; grandchildren, Kelly L. (Kyle) Heine of Metropolis, Ill., Jennifer V. (John) Mulvihill of Glen Carbon, Jason A. Voigt of Glen Carbon, Laurie M. (significant other Eddie Lovelace) Voigt of St. Charles, Mo., and Thomas M. (Dora) Voigt of Marine; great-grandchildren, Jacob A. Mulvihill of Glen Carbon, JD Mulvihill of Glen Carbon, AC Heine (twin) of Metropolis, Ill., AJ Heine (twin) of Metropolis, Ill., Maggie Voigt of Marine and Wesley Voigt of Marine; step-great-grandchildren, David Winfield of Mesa, Ariz., Alex Winfield of Mesa, Ariz., and Daniel Winfield of Marine; sisters-in-law, Evelyn Stuckwisch of San Diego, Calif., and Dorothy Stuckwisch of Warsaw, Ill.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Mabel Drennan and Agnes Bennett; and brothers, Harvey Stuckwisch and Warren Stuckwisch.

Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children or St. Jacob United Church of Christ.