DOROTHY J. VOGE    

 

 



     Dorothy J. (Mrs. Arthur) Voge, age 96, of Faribault, died on Saturday, August 16, 2008 at District One Hospital, Faribault.
     Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on September 6, 2008 at Meadow Ridge Memorial Park, Faribault.
     Arrangements completed by the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault.
      Dorothy Jane, (Mrs. Arthur) Voge, was born February 28, 1912 in Medford to John E. and Edith (Hoover) Ring. She attended public schools in Faribault and following graduation worked for four years for Swift and Company Produce as bookkeeper.
      On June 21, 1933, she was united in marriage to Arthur L. Voge of Wells Township. They farmed there for 13 years before moving to Faribault in 1945 where her husband operated a blacksmith and welding shop. Dorothy was secretary to the Fourth Avenue United Methodist Church for 16 years prior to becoming secretary to the superintendent of schools for 10 years.
She was active in community organizations, received the JC Scroll Award in 1962 and was honored as Rice County Outstanding Senior Citizen in 1987. She was a member of the Rice County District One Hospital Auxiliary for many years, volunteering at the information desk and delivering mail to patients. She was a member of Fourth Avenue United Methodist Church for over 75 years, serving as circle chairman of the United Methodist Women, president of Ocneedus Fellowship, Sunday School teacher for 15 years, and on various committees. She was also a member of the Faribault Area Retired Educators.
     She is survived by three children, Leonard Charles “Chuck” (and Peggy) Voge of Marysville, WA, Tom (and Skip) Voge of Nerstrand and Janet (and David) DeMoss of Douglas City, CA; six grandchildren; five great grandsons; four step-grandchildren and six step-great grandchildren. Also surviving are four sisters, Helen (Mrs. Arthur) Sellner, and Margaret (Mrs. Chester) Puffer both of Faribault, Hazel (and Walter) Voss of St. Charles and Jean (Mrs. Willis) Puffer of Spencer, IA; three brothers, John W. (and Loretta) Ring of St. Paul, James (and Maren) Ring of Albert Lea, and Avison “Buck” (and Marge) Ring of Faribault; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
     She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Art, on June 11, 2005; two sisters, Marian Gangloff and Florence Lawson, one brother, O.H. “Bud” Ring, one sister-in-law and five brothers-in-law.
      In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to the donor’s choice.


Guest Book Memories Will Be Recorded Below

Name:
Sue Kolterman
Email:
suekjen@yahoo.com
Date:
Friday September 05, 2008

Memories

Dorothy, you and your family will always be our family. From living in your home, to receiving your yearly Christmas newsletters. I even typed on your typewriter while visiting back in 1997 and applied for a job in Texas. Got the job too! I've got newspaper clippings of you and Art, articles from the Profile magazine, and so many memories. My daughters Lisa and Donna have been blessed with being involved in your care. They think of you like I do and feel the loss I feel. Janet, Tom, Chuck, you too will always be part of my family. I hope to be able to keep in touch with all of you. My e-mail is listed and I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you for being my family. Sue Kolterman Jensen Daughters: Donna Jensen Davids & Lisa Jensen Tyler

Name:
Andy Brown
Email:
dandybrown@myclearwave.net
Date:
Monday August 18, 2008

Memories

Dear Voge Family, My deepest sympathy upon the death of Dorothy, she was a dear lady. As both of us being secretary's here at church, we had many a good conversation about our jobs. My best to all of you. Andy