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Axel Voetmann, Jr.

November 28, 2014
Estherville News

Funeral services for Axel Voetmann, Jr., 82, of Armstrong will be held on Friday, Nov. 28 at 2:30 p.m. at United Lutheran Church in Ringsted with Pastor Lauri Boysen officiating. He passed away in Armstrong on Tuesday, Nov. 25.

Jr., as everyone called him, was born on Nov. 4, 1932, in Ringsted. He was born to parents Axel and Anina (Paulsen) Voetmann. Jr. was the youngest of seven children. He attended Jack Creek Township Country School and graduated from Ringsted High School in 1950. He followed in his father's footsteps and fell in love with farming. Following a two-year service in the Army, Jr. married Judy Randall on Aug. 26, 1956. The couple had two sons, Jim and Paul. Jr. continued to operate the farm until 1997 when he retired. Jr. and Judy continued to live on the farm until 2010 when they moved to Armstrong. Jim and his wife, Kay, currently run the farm and granddaughter, Nicole, and husband, Brad Jungers, live on the land.

Being involved in the Ringsted community was very important to Jr. He was an active member of the Ringsted Elevator Board of Directors, Emmet County Cattlemen's Board, Emmet County Fair Board, Ringsted Fire District Trustee, 4-H leader, ASCS County Committee, Ringsted American Legion, and was a member of United Lutheran Church.

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Axel Voetmann, Jr.

Family and friends of Jr. will tell you that he always loved getting together in town to visit over coffee and shaking dice. He also enjoyed traveling to Jackpot Junction and The Wild Rose Casino to play his favorite game, blackjack. Besides farming, nothing gave Jr. more pride than getting together with family for a good meal. He had a heart of gold and was a loving and dedicated husband, father, and grandfather.

Left to cherish Jr.'s memory are his wife, Judy Voetmann of Armstrong, sons Jim (Kay) Voetmann of Armstrong and Paul Voetmann of Estherville, granddaughter Nicole (Brad) Jungers of Ringsted, and sister Gladys (Voetmann) Stavely of Wichita, Kan.

Jr. was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, three sisters, and grandson Casey Lee Voetmann.

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