Keith Eugene Vokt (1953 - 2017)

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Funeral services for Keith E. Vokt, 64, were conducted by Pastor Doug Opp on Friday morning, June 2, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Audubon. Interment was in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Audubon. The casket bearers were Luke Wanninger, Jesse Wanninger, Justin Zimmerman, Kyle Lundy, Coleman Littleton, and Craig Lundy.
Keith Eugene Vokt, the son of Merle Eugene and Muryl Jean (Rathman) Vokt, was born Feb. 2, 1953, in Atlantic, and died May 29, 2017, at the Audubon County Memorial Hospital in Audubon, at the age of 64 years, 3 months, and 27 days.
Keith was baptized and confirmed at the Lutheran Church in Adair. He attended Anita Community Schools graduating with the High School Class of 1971. Keith then attended classes at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Mo., where he studied business accounting for a year. He returned to the Audubon area and was employed at Warren Oil Company which was located at "The Valley" where he serviced vehicles. Keith then drove a gravel truck for Shellburg Construction for several years. He graduated from a gravel truck to a semi and became an "over the road" trucker. He drove for Burger Trucking, Crouse Cartage Company, LaVern Jensen and later the Jensen Brothers.
On Sept. 13, 1986, he was united in marriage to Cynthia Wanninger at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Audubon. They were blessed by four children Amber, Ramie, Lacey Rae, and Tyre Eugene. Keith continued to drive until he was forced to retire due to his health in 2009. While driving, Keith drove across and around the United States and even to Alaska. His specialty was hauling oversize loads. During retirement he enjoyed helping his father farm and attending all the activities his children were involved in. 
Keith was a member of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Audubon. He enjoyed gardening, grilling, reading, and was an avid baseball fan. He liked watching TV especially the old black and white westerns. But most of all he enjoyed family gatherings and spending time with his family especially his children.
Preceding him in death was his mother Muryl Jean Vokt; his grandparents Thomas and Marie Rathman and Frank and Anna Vokt; his father-in-law and mother-in-law John and Norma Wanninger; and his aunts and uncles LaVere Vokt, Myrna and husband Gaines Stevens, Ruth and husband Orville Tibben, Rex Rathman, and LaVon Petersen.
Survivors include his wife Cynthia Vokt of Audubon; his children Amber Kay Vokt, Ramie Jo Vokt, and Lacey Rae Vokt all of Des Moines, and Tyre Eugene Vokt of Audubon; his father Merle Vokt of Adair; his sisters Janet and husband Daryl Brauckman of Atlantic, Joyce and husband Craig Lundy of Adair, and Jean and husband Darren Littleton of Council Bluffs; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Vicky Ewoldt and Craig and wife Nancy Wanninger all of Audubon, Lisa and husband Wayne Zimmerman of Dexter, Lori and husband Dave Genzen of Manning, and Lana Wanninger of Denison; his nieces and nephews Tiffany Brauckman, Kyle Lundy, Justin Littleton, Coleman Littleton, Elizabeth Littleton, Shawn Ewoldt, Jesse Wanninger, Luke Wanninger, Justin Zimmerman, Chelsea Zimmerman, Heather Adams, and Abby Lapel; other relatives and many friends.  
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Kessler Funeral Home
515 S Division St
Audubon, IA 50025
712-563-2324
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Published in AUDUBON COUNTY ADVOCATE JOURNAL from June 9 to June 16, 2017