Ruby Voight of Cokato died Friday, Nov. 27, 2009, in Cokato. She was 91.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, at Grace Lutheran Church in rural South Haven with Rev. Mike Nelson officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday evening at the Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel, and one hour prior to the service Friday at the church. Interment will be at the church cemetery.
Ruby Isabelle (Greiner) Voight was born Sept. 12, 1918, to Floyd and Celia (McFarland) Greiner in Bertha, Minn. She grew up and attended school in the Bertha area. In 1930, the family moved to Swea City, Iowa, where they lived until 1932, when they moved to the Hector, Minn. area.
Ruby was baptized and confirmed at the St. John's Lutheran Church near Hector July 9, 1935. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in rural South Haven, where she had faithfully served as the W.E.L.C.A. president from January of 1994 until 1998. She taught Sunday School and had served as the janitor for many years.
Ruby was united in marriage to Robert John Voight Nov. 1, 1936, at St. John's Lutheran Church in rural Hector. Together they made their home in Bird Island from 1936 to 1939. In 1939, they moved to Buffalo lake and then moved after a year to Darwin. They moved in March of 1942 to their farm near Kingston, where Ruby lived until moving to her apartment in Cokato.
Ruby was a wonderful cook; she operated her own catering business for 20 years. She enjoyed quilting, embroidering, working in her flower garden, and always had numerous African violets around her home. She liked to celebrate holidays and family get-togethers. She will be deeply missed by everyone who knew and loved her.
Ruby was preceded in death by her husband Robert, her parents, two sisters, five brothers, two nieces and five nephews.
She is survived by her children Ione (and Vergil) Marquardt of Pequot Lakes, Carol (and Gerald) Becker of Watkins, Bernice (and Robert) Helm of South Haven, Robert (and Dinah) Voight of South Haven, and Joyce Voight of Annandale; 15 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, and two step-great-grandchildren.
In leau of flowers, a donation to Grace Lutheran Church of rural South Haven is preferred.