Story City - Martha Voga, 98, of Story City, passed away May 16, 2021 at Bethany Life Community in Story City. Private family services will be Friday June 4th, 2021 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Story City. Burial will be in the Homewood Cemetery in Ellsworth, Iowa.
Martha was born on May 2, 1923 in Radcliffe, Iowa to Haktor and Elleah (Himmel) Larwick. She married Kermit Voga on April 5, 1952 in Des Moines. He died on December 7, 2007. Martha worked as the church secretary at Immanuel Lutheran Church and then at Iowa State University in the Human Resource Benefits office. She retired from Iowa State University in 1986.
Martha was a lifetime resident of the Story City area and was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. Martha was actively involved in the Ladies Aid and assisted in the church library. She enjoyed baking, and her flower gardens. She enjoyed collecting recipes, reading, as well as quilting. But her greatest joy was her grandchildren and family activities.
Martha is survived by her three sons, Stuart (Jolene) Voga of Jewell, Paul (Paula) Voga of Story City and Roger (Lois) Voga of Monument, CO; five grandchildren, Morgan (Ben) Hammes, Logan (Morgan) Voga, Colton Voga, Cody ( Kelsey ) Voga, Chase Voga and six great grandchildren, Henry, Maxwell, Waylon, Tucker, Georgia and Veda.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Kermit; two brothers, Loran and Alfred, a sister, Ruth Thorson, and a son Steve Fitting.
The family has requested no flowers. Instead, all memorials will be to Immanuel Lutheran Church as well as Bethany Life.
Soderstrum Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.
Published by Ames Tribune from May 28 to Jun. 3, 2021.