Kip G. Voigt, 57, of Hatley, passed away on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.
He was born August 24, 1963, and was the son of Virgil and the late Judith (Pagel) Voigt. On September 10, 1988, he married the love of his life, Christina “Tina” Talley. They were only married for 14 ½ short years. She passed away in May 2003.
Kip always wanted to be a semi-truck driver, like his uncle Tom, and never wanted to do anything else. He landed his dream job with WH Trucking and was very proud of the many awards he earned for his spotless driving record. On April 9, 2007 he began driving for Lintec as a local driver.
Kip was passionate about many things. He was quite the handyman and firmly believed in doing everything right the first time. He took “measure twice and cut once” to a whole new level. He took pride in his apple, pear and plum trees and would share the fruit with family and the deer. His best bud Mya was loved and spoiled by him. Together they would go to Hatley to get gas and stop at Dollar General to get her treats.
In his spare time, Kip loved family get togethers, going camping, fishing and hunting. He was an avid race car fan. Going to the car show in Iola was an annual tradition, and he was really looking forward to going this summer. During the summer he would sit on the patio in his backyard for hours, drinking his coffee, watching the deer in the field, and the eagles soaring in the sky.
Survivors include his dad, Virgil; two sisters, Dawn (Scott) Mijal, and Lori McCluskey; nephew Paul (Samantha); nieces, Amber (Nick), Lindsey (Kyle), Heather and Melanie; girl friend Molly Lang and his best bud Mya.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Tina, his mom Judy, and brother, Terry Voigt.
Funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, April 30, 2021 at Helke Funeral Home, 302 Spruce St. Wausau. Rev. Erik Olson of First English Lutheran Church will officiate. Burial will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:30 until 7:30 P.M. and again Friday from 9:00 A.M. until the time of service, all at the funeral home.
You may leave condolences for the family at helke.com.