Lothar August Hugo Voller

Major Lothar (Lot) August Hugo Voller, 71, of Pittsboro, NC, formerly of Valparaiso, died in his home on May 13, 2012. Lot was born on January 23, 1941 in Frankfort, Germany to Herta Katharina Ziefer Voller and Moritz Adolf Voller. He was raised in Germany and immigrated to the United States in 1954 where he attended St. Anne's Academy in Fort Smith, Arkansas and graduated as the class salutatorian in 1959. He later graduated from the University of California Berkley in 1963 and subsequently earned a Master's Degree from the University of North Dakota in Economics. Lot joined the U.S. Air Force through R.O.T.C. as a Second Lieutenant in 1963 and served actively until 1969. He received numerous commendations including two oak leaf clusters for flying 44 live combat missions on KC-135's in Vietnam. Lot served for a total 20 years in the Air National Guard and the U.S.A.F. Reserves, where he was the liaison officer for the United Air Force Academy. He retired with the final rank of Major. In 1969, Lot began his career at Inland Steel Company as an industrial engineer and retired as the head of that department in 1990. He was past President of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (I.I.E.), a global non- profit serving industrial engineering and lean six-sigma management. He was also involved with the domestic and international steel industry where he finished his career with Trade Arbed. In 1995, he and his son, Randolph Voller, co-founded Voller Realty & Construction, Ltd, which brokered properties and designed and developed real estate. The firm developed both Daniel Ridge in North Chatham County and Chatham Forest in Pittsboro. Lot was very proud to witness the subsequent economic growth in Pittsboro, which resulted in part from the development of Chatham Forest. Lot was preceded in death by his parents; in-laws: Diane Nygaard Danning and former New York Giant catcher Harry "the Horse" Danning; and his granddaughter, Lily McCoy Voller. He leaves behind his son, Pittsboro Mayor Randolph Stefan Voller (Lesley Landis), and daughters: Meredith Katerina Voller of Chicago, and Cynthia Anne Voller of Valparaiso. He was married 47 years to his former wife, Viktoria Danning Voller. Lot was also survived by his cherished dog, Sugar. Lot lived to the fullest the class motto from St. Anne's Academy which was "not merely to exist, but to amount to something in life." A celebration of life will be held at Hall Wynne Funeral Home, Pittsboro on Thursday, May 17, 2012 from 5:00-9:00 pm. Online condolences: www.hall wynne.com, select "Obits". In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made for "Lot Voller" to The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana, 6100 Melton Road, Gary, IN 46403. www.millercritters.net.

Published by The Times on May 16, 2012.
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So sorry to learn of your father's passing. He was a dear man.

George & Diane Chapas
May 21, 2012
We were so sorry to learn of Lot's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Earl and Carol Spencer
May 19, 2012
I'm sorry to hear of Lot's passing. He was the guy who took a chance on me and hired me in my first job after college at Weirton Steel. I learned alot from him and I am happy to say that he and I crossed paths again 20+ years later, both playing the steel game.

Condolences to his family.
Larry Cox
May 19, 2012
To the Voller Family,
We were saddened to hear of Lot's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all with you.
Leslee & Edward Kirk
May 18, 2012
Very sorry to learn of your Dad's passing - Good thoughts, prayers and sympathy to you and yours.
Pete & Gael Jaeger, Chapel Hill
Pete Jaeger
May 17, 2012
Thank you for bringing him into our community. Our hearts and thoughts are with you today.
Susan Bridgers
May 17, 2012
I was deeply saddened to hear this. I've had some good memories around your father and always enjoyed his stories. He was definitely an honorable man and people will remember that. I'm glad that he got to live a pretty full, long life, too ... I'm sure the entire Voller family is proud of him. My condolescences
Mike Synowiec
May 17, 2012
Sad to hear of Lot's death. He was a good friend & neighbor & had a true zest for life.
Viki & Steve
Viki & Steve Adik
May 17, 2012
Randy, So sorry to hear of Lot's passing. We have enjoyed working with and knowing Lot and yourself over the years. He had a zest for life and will be sorely missed by all who knew him. Cherish the memories of your dad.
With sympathy, Michael & Cheryl Poe
Cheryl Poe
May 17, 2012
My sympathies go out to all of the Voller Family. Lot was a great neighbor to us for about 25 years. Randy, Meredith & Cynthia grew up with my children. We have some great memories! I will be thinking of all of you. Sincerely,
Celeste Betjemann
May 16, 2012
Our heartfelt sympathies to the Voller family. A life as fully lived as Lot's, is an inspiration to us all, yet makes him all the more missed. May your hearts be comforted. Jon & Nathalie Worthington
Nathalie Worthington
May 16, 2012
Enjoyed working with Lot at Inland Steel. My sympathy to Victoria and his family.
Tom Schmidt
May 16, 2012
Gregg and Paula Duvall wish to extend our deepest loving sympathy to the Voller Family in the passing of Lot Voller.
Paula Duvall
May 16, 2012
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