Richard Voeltz
Richard Voeltz
Richard "Dick" Donald Voeltz, 68, lost his battle with lung cancer Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, at his home in Kasson, Minn., with his wife and daughters at his side, passing into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior.

He was born Dec. 8, 1943, in Austin, Minn., to Maynard and Frances (Krahn) Voeltz. He grew up in Spring Valley and attended Spring Valley High School, graduating in 1962. Following graduation, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corp, proudly serving his country from 1962 to 1966, and was a veteran of the Vietnam War.

Richard was employed at Land 'O Lakes in Pine Island, Minn., and in April 2012 he retired after 38 years.

Richard enjoyed all aspects of the outdoors, from riding his motorcycle to deer hunting, spending time on his pontoon, to fireside nights on his patio. He adored his grandchildren and was usually present at athletic events, concerts, school programs and special occasions, and was an avid photographer on the sidelines. Richard was a devoted husband, father and grandfather, and had a unique and special friendship with his family, friends, neighbors and co-workers.

Richard is survived by his wife, Pamela, of Kasson, Minn.; daughters Kimberly (Voeltz) Pechman of Lakewood, Colo., Elisa Voeltz (Craig Bruske) of Pine Island, Minn., Amanda Voeltz of Pine Island; stepsons Jerry Laufle of Rochester, Minn., and Robert Laufle (Elisha Costello) of New Salem, Pa.; grandchildren Adam, Neva, Haylee, Isabelle, and Taren; stepgrandchildren Brittany, Austin, Andrew, Destini, Ben, and Spencer; brothers Robert (Renata) Voeltz of Spring Valley, David (Christine) of Wykoff, Minn., and Dennis (Debbie) Voeltz of Lanesboro, Minn.; sisters Patricia Doering of Wykoff, and Sheila Rodgers of Clarks Grove, Minn.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Barbara (Voeltz) Freyberger, and a daughter, Cathy Ann Voeltz.

Funeral services were Saturday, Oct. 13 at First Baptist Church, Kasson, with the Rev. Dale Phelps officiating. Burial took place at Spring Valley Cemetery in Spring Valley.

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