GREENVILLE - Robert F. "Bob" Voigt of Greenville, passed away late evening Feb. 18, 2014, at the Lakeland Regional Medical Center in Lakeland, Fla., after a two-year battle with Myelo Fibrosis and kidney failure.
He retired from Fram Corporation after 43 years, many of those years as a welding fabricator. He was especially proud of being named on a US Patent for developing a method for introducing PTFE into a spin-on filter. He had also operated Voigt Welding. In his retirement years he enjoyed helping Bill Roll at auctions. He held a private pilot license, and enjoyed riding his recumbent bicycle on the rail trails and playing golf in Florida.
Bob had grown up in Ansonia and was a member of the Ansonia Class of 1960 graduating class.
He was a member of the Ft. Jefferson United Methodist church, the Greenville Elk Lodge, and the Darke County Fish and Game Club.
He leaves to mourn, his wife of 50 years, Carol (Flory) Voigt; two children, Janelle (Voigt) Cross and husband Steve Cross of Greenville, and son, Robert Ernest Voigt and Elizabeth Trocheck of Lakeland, Fla.; a brother, Charles Voigt of Celina; a sister, Connie (Voigt) Boyd and husband Marvin Boyd of Greenville; his mother-in-law, Audrey Flory of Greenville; grandchildren, Joe Cross, Sam Cross, Connor Voigt, and Bradley and Valerie Trocheck; brothers-and sisters-in-laws, Jim and Nancy Doseck, and Larry and Connie Flory all of Greenville; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceding him death were his parents, Ernest H. and Ethel Pauline (Harlan) Voigt, and his father-in-law, Russell Flory.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Doug Baker officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery near Ft. Jefferson.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. The family requests in lieu of flowers donation checks be made out to Kidney Foundation in sent in care of Lakeland Carefree RV Resort, 900 Old Combee Road, Lakeland, FL 33805. Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com