Cletus W. Voges (1927 - 2018)

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TELL CITY – Cletus W. Voges, 90, passed away Nov. 3, 2018, at Memorial Hospital in Jasper, Ind.
He was born in Bristow on Nov. 9, 1927, to the late Walter and Maggie (Harbaville) Voges. Also preceding him in death was his brother, Ivan Voges and a sister, Pearl Schaefer.
Clete was a decorated Korean War Army veteran, serving as Combat Engineer. He was united in marriage on Nov. 21, 1953, to the former Hazel Ward. Clete had worked as a carpenter for Voges Construction and later becoming a Union Carpenter. He served from 1975 through 1983 as Perry County Sheriff and prior to retiring worked at Branchville Correction Facility.
He was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church, Knight of Columbus #1172, V.F.W. Post 2939, American Legion Post 213 and was a life member of the Indiana Sheriff's Association. Clete was an avid sports enthusiast and enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Surviving is his wife of 65 years, Hazel Voges from Tell City; his children, Debra Lawrence of West Chester, Ohio, Dennis Voges from Chicago, Ill. and Bruce Voges from St. Meinrad; his grandchildren, Jason Jackson and Jordyn Lawrence; and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. CST Wednesday, Nov. 7, at St. Paul Catholic Church. Rev. Dennis Duvelius will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, where there will be military graveside rites conducted by American Legion Post #213 and VFW Post #2939. Visitation will be Tuesday from 3 until 6 p.m., where there will be a Knights of Columbus memorial service at 6 p.m. and from 9 until 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the Huber Funeral Home, Tell City Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to .
Condolences may be left at www.huberfuneralhome.net.
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Tell City, IN 47586
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Published in Perry County News on Nov. 8, 2018
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