Ann L. Voeltz, 91
Published 9:08 am Friday, July 29, 2016
Ann L. Voeltz, 91, of Austin, Minnesota, died Wednesday, July 27, 2016, surrounded by her family, at Fairview Ridges Hospital in Burnsville, Minnesota.
Ann was born April 26, 1925, on a farm near Stewartville, Minnesota to Kasjen and Dena (Kruse) Kramer. She was baptized at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Stewartville and confirmed at Pleasant Valley Lutheran Church. She attended District 98 Country School and later graduated from Grand Meadow High School. Ann married Donald Voeltz on July 25, 1943, at Pleasant Valley Lutheran Church. Later they moved to Austin where they raised their children. She worked as a nurse’s aide for 19 years at St. Olaf Hospital and then at Hyvee Food Store for 13 years as the deli manager until her retirement.
She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church. Ann enjoyed playing cards at the Senior Center and she was a member of Cedar City Mother’s Card Club. She loved doing crafts and beading. She was in charge of the Women’s Building at the Fairgrounds for many years.
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She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Donald R., son Donald A., brother George, an infant sister and her life-long friend, Alice Miller.
Ann is survived by her children: Kenneth (Marlys) Kramer, Stewartville, Minnesota, Wayne (Janet) Voeltz of Rochester, Minnesota and Mary Ann Sparks of Apple Valley, Minnesota; 10 grandchildren: David Kramer (Lynn) of Rochester, Greg Kramer of Rochester, Allen (Josie) Voeltz of Phoenix, Arizona, Jeff (Rebecca) Voeltz of Phoenix, Trevor Voeltz of Denver, Colardo, Dr. Troy (Corinne) Voeltz of Kansas City, Missouri, Dr. Trisha (Justin) Fleshman of Springfield, Virginia, Chrissy (Steve) Enebo of Farmington, Minnesota, Melanie (Miles) Johnson of Farmington, and Mike Sparks of Apple Valley; four great grandchildren: Sierra Voeltz, Chloe Enebo, Landon Fleshman and Kashen Johnson; sister-in-law: Adeline DeVriendt, Vadnais Heights, Minnesota; and many wonderful nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 30, 2016, at St. John’s Lutheran Church with the Reverend Robert Bailey officiating. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be at the church for one hour before the service on Saturday.
Memorials may be designated to St. John’s Lutheran Church or the Lutheran Hour Radio Ministry.
Clasen-Jordan Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.