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Ruby I. Voight, 91

Ruby Isabelle Voight, age 91, of Cokato, died Friday, Nov. 27, 2009, in Cokato.

Ruby was born Sept. 12, 1918, in Bertha, MN, the daughter of Floyd and Celia (McFarland) Greiner. She grew up and attended school in the Bertha area.

In 1930, the family moved to Swea City, IA, where they resided until 1932, when they moved to the Hector, MN area.

Ruby was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church near Hector July 9, 1935.

She was currently a member of Grace Lutheran Church, rural South Haven, where she had faithfully served as the WELCA 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. They made their home in Bird Island from 1936 until 1939. In 1939, they moved to Buffalo Lake, where they resided for a year, and then moved to Darwin.

In March of 1942, Ruby and Robert moved to their farm near Kingston, where Ruby had resided until moving to her apartment in Cokato.

A wonderful cook, Ruby 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 deeply be missed by everyone who knew and loved her.

Ruby is survived by her children, Ione (Vergil) Marquardt of Pequot Lakes, Carol (Gerald) Becker of Watkins, Bernice (Robert) Helm, Robert (Dinah) Voight, all of South Haven, and Joyce Voight of Annandale; 15 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; three step grandchildren; and two step great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; parents; two sisters; five brothers; two nieces; and five nephews.

The funeral service took place Friday, Dec. 4 at 1 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in rural South Haven with the Rev. Mike Nelson officiating. Interment was at the church cemetery.

Visitation was Thursday evening, Dec. 3 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel, and continued Friday for one hour prior to the service.

Arrangements were handled by the Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel.