Roger T. Voie
Roger Thomas Voie, 85, Stevens Point, the former owner of three
Iola businesses, died Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, at his home.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at
the Voie Funeral Home in Iola, with Pastor Steve Hulke of St. Paul Lutheran
Church officiating. Internment of cremains will be in the Riverside Cemetery in
Iola later this spring.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 23, and again from 1 p.m. Friday until the service. Instead of
flowers, the family has established a memorial fund.
Condolences may be offered online at www.voiefuneralhome.com.
Mr. Voie was born Jan. 8, 1932, in Iola, a son of the late Selmer
and Bernice Voie.
He served in the U.S. Navy as a hospital corpsman on the Red
Cross Ship, USS Consolation during the Korean War.
He graduated from Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, and the
Wisconsin Institute of Mortuary Science in Milwaukee.
He was married to Virginia Isaacson.
He joined his father as an undertaker at the Voie Funeral
Home. He and his brother, Eugene, later took over the family business and ran
the Voie Furniture Store and the ambulance service.
He and his wife remained in Iola and raised their family of
five children. She died in 1979 at the age of 46.
He was then married to Marjorie Isaacson in 1982. She died April
They moved to Stevens Point after his retirement.
He was active at his church, St. Paul Lutheran Church in
Stevens Point, where he served as an usher and participated in the Thursday
morning prayer group.
He volunteered at the Central County airport where he
assisted with the Friday lunches.
He attended his Navy reunion in Norfolk. Va., in 2010 and
visited his Voie relatives and the family homestead in Arendal, Norway, in 2013
with his daughter Ellen.
Survivors include five children, Dr. Gerald (Dena) Voie,
Council Bluffs, Iowa, Ellen Voie, Waupaca, Jeanne Voie Gersten, Seattle, Wash.,
Dale Voie and Rolf (Michelle) Voie, both of Iola; one stepdaughter, Pam (Ken)
Isaacson McNenny, Sturgis, S.D.; two brothers, Eugene and Steve (Jan), both of
Iola; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one sister, Joanne Voie