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Milton Arthur Voigt

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Milton Arthur Voigt 3/19/24 ~ 7/29/06 Memorial Friday, Aug. 4, 6pm - 8pm Fort Douglas Post Chapel 120 South Ft Douglas Blvd, SLC Milton Voigt died July 29, 2006 in Salt Lake City of causes incident to age. He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1924 to Esther Bartelt and Arthur William Voigt. In World War II he was a navigator-bombardier in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He attended The University of Wisconsin-Madison (Ph.B., 1948), The University of California-Berkeley (M.A., 1950) and The University of Minnesota (Ph.D., 1960). He taught at The University of Idaho and The University of Kentucky before coming to The University of Utah in 1960, where he taught English literature and History of Ideas for 32 years and served as Dean of the College of Letters and Sciences (until its division into separate colleges in 1970) and as Chairman of the Department of English (1971 to 1975). He was the author of one book "Swift and The Twentieth Century" (1964) and other studies of the eighteenth century satirist, Jonathan Swift. He married Leta Jean Slack in 1947, with whom he had three sons, John Gregory (Northport, FL), James Lewis (Kalamazoo, MI) and Andrew Charles (Oakland, CA). He is survived by his sons and six grandchildren, Nicholas (Madison, WI), John and Zachery (St. Louis), Janna, Jesse and Evan (Kalamazoo) and by daughters-in-law Rebecca (Kalamazoo) and Lisette (Northport), by sister, Beatrice Manske (Milwaukee) and special friend, Beth Burdett (Salt Lake City). He was a lay reader at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, and served on the boards of several organizations including The Utah ACLU, The Salt Lake Chamber Music Society, and The Friends of the Children's Center. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to The Salt Lake Chamber Music Society, P.O. Box 58825, SLC, UT 84158-0825. A memorial will be held on Friday, August 4, 6pm - 8pm at Fort Douglas Post Chapel, 120 South Ft Douglas Blvd (around 2100 East). Friends and family will also gather at his home at 1376 East Princeton Avenue (1290 South), Salt Lake City after the memorial. Condolences may be sent to [email protected]
Published in Salt Lake Tribune from Aug. 1 to Aug. 4, 2006
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