Janice Lorraine Voigt, 76, of Wausau, passed away in her daughter’s arms on Wednesday, September 7, 2022 in Cypress, Texas after losing her long fought battle with Alzheimer’s.
Jan was born on March 29, 1946 at the Wausau Hospital to Gilbert and Lorna (Voigt) Graveen of Hamburg where she grew up on her father’s dairy farm. She graduated from Merrill High School in 1964 and worked at Employers Insurance of Wausau before meeting and marrying the love of her life, US Air Force Airman First Class, Edward Arnold Voigt, also of Hamburg. While raising their daughter, Tracey, Jan worked for the Wausau School District as a school nurse and secretary, executive secretary and as a teacher’s aide for over 30 years before retiring in 2014 in order to enjoy her granddaughter, Danielle, and her many hobbies. Jan was a member of the school district 25 Year Club and the Gourmet Club and was an avid baker, gardener, reader, and devoted church member. She enjoyed volunteering for her church, First English Lutheran in Wausau, The Wausau Theater, and various events in the Wausau community. She loved visiting and spending time with her family, friends, and neighbors.
Janice is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Tracey (Voigt) and Luis Baez, her granddaughter, Danielle Baez, all of Cypress, TX, her brother and sister-in-law, Allen and Jeanette (Sigmund) Graveen, Wausau, WI, a brother-in-law, Carl Voigt, Marathon, WI, a sister-in-law, Lola (Voigt) Schmidt, Wittenberg, WI, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She is preceded in death by her darling husband, Edward Arnold Voigt, her beloved parents, Gilbert and Lorna (Voigt) Graveen, and many close and distant relatives.
A public viewing will be held at Helke Funeral Home, 302 Spruce Street, Wausau on Sunday, September 18, 2022 from 4-7pm. A second viewing will be held at First English Lutheran Church, 402 N. 3rd Ave., Wausau on Monday, September 19, 2022 from 10-11am with a funeral service at 11:00 am and luncheon to follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Helke Funeral Home in Wausau.