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Kenneth Voecks

February 9, 1956 — January 23, 2014

Kenneth Voecks, 57, of Big Stone City, passed away surrounded by family on Jan. 23, 2014, at Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls.

Memorial services will be held at the First United Methodist Church of Ortonville, MN. on Monday, January 27 at 10:30 am with Rev. Amy Atkins officiating. The visitation will be Sunday evening at 5:30 pm with a prayer service at 7:00 pm. and will continue one hour prior to the service on Monday. A private burial will be at a later date.

Kenneth Glenn Voecks, the son of Glenn and Norma (Chase) Voecks, was born in Fremont, Nebraska on Feb. 9, 1956. After high school, Ken attended Southeast Community College in Milford, Nebraska and graduated with an Associates Electrical degree.

After working on field irrigation systems across the U.S. and around the world for several years, Ken was united in marriage to Barbara Pearson on Nov. 29, 1980. Ken and Barb made their home in Big Stone City in 1981, and were blessed with two children. Ken's Electric was founded in 1988, and for 25 years served many loyal customers that Ken considered friends.

Ken served his community in many ways, including several years on the Big Stone City volunteer fire department, Big Stone City planning and zoning committee, and numerous terms on the trustee committee at the church.

Ken loved spending time with family and friends, golfing, hunting, homebrewing, fishing, home improvement projects, and creating things from scratch.

Ken is survived by his loving family: wife of 33 years, Barb; son, Bill (Caitlin) Voecks of Watertown; daughter, Annie Voecks and her fiance Scott Babbitt of Morris, MN; 1.5 grandchildren, Nolan and Baby V #2; mother-Norma Voecks and brother-Randy Voecks both of Fremont, NE; father-in-law-Carrol Pearson of Columbus, NE; brothers and sisters-Pam(Ted) Pearson of Columbus, NE., Jerry (Becky) Pearson of Genoa, NE., and Betty (Abee) Aghazadeh of Austin, TX.

He was preceded in death by his father Glenn, mother-in-law Phyllis, and an infant son.

Memorials in Ken's honor may be given to the First United Methodist Church of Ortonville, the Big Stone Healthcare Foundation (, or the Columbus Rescue Mission (


First United Methodist Church
803 Roy St
Ortonville, MN 56278

Sunday, January 26, 2014
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Memorial Service

First United Methodist Church
803 Roy St
Ortonville, MN 56278

Monday, January 27, 2014
10:30 AM


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