Gerald “Gerry” P. Voigt


A memorial service will be at 11:00 AM, Thursday, October 6, 2022 at the American Lutheran Church in Long Prairie for Gerald “Gerry” Voigt of Long Prairie. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday. Burial will be at the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery.
Gerald was born March 27, 1939 to Adolph and Margaret (Radtke) Voigt in Long Prairie. He graduated from Long Prairie High School and went on to serve in the US Army. Upon return, he attended Moorhead State University where he earned a Business Administration degree. He worked for the county auditor’s office for a time when living in Richfield. Then he went to work for Bachman’s Floral, Gift & Garden. He moved to Browerville where he farmed for a short time. He moved to Long Prairie in 1985. Gerry worked at several of the local businesses near Long Prairie including Tri-CAP and Dan’s Prize.
Gerry’s Christian faith and personal relationship with Jesus was apparent in the way he lived his life. He did more than just attend nearly every American Lutheran Church service, he often lent a hand in many capacities. He was a long-time volunteer at Long Prairie’s Food Shelf. He also lovingly cared for his mother until she passed in 2003. Gerry was an avid gardener and generously shared his produce. He was gifted artistically. His calligraphy made words seem to come to life. He was skilled at making beautiful things with leather. His paper quilling and origami was always unique.
He is survived by his son Jason of Long Prairie; his sisters Clarice (Stephen) Vagasky of Red Wing and Carolyn Fruechte of Little Falls and his nephew Paul (Bonnie) Vagasky of Champlin; two granddaughters and a special friend, Evelyn Bestie of Pelican Rapids.
Gerry is preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law Burton (Cleve) Fruechte.