In Memory of

Gerald "Jerry" Voge

June 18, 1938 - November 16, 2019
From: Cherokee, IA
Gerald Austin Voge, the son of Walter and Geneva (Leonard) Voge, was born June 18, 1938, at Galva, Iowa. His childhood years were spent in Galva where he received his education and graduated in 1956. After high school he attended Iowa State for a semester and returned home to help his father farm.

On June 19, 1965, Gerald was united in marriage to Laura Krogman at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Ashton, IA. Following their marriage they made their home in Cherokee.  Jerry worked several different jobs which included Sioux City Dressed Beef, Benberg Movers, Munson Furniture, Swanson’s Grocery Store, and Walnut Grove. He then worked for Hy-Vee for 27 years before retiring in 1997.

Jerry was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee. He enjoyed fishing, trapping, golf, scratching lottery tickets and searching for things with his metal detector. He played on several bowling leagues, and also served on the Little League Board. Jerry enjoyed attending his children’s activities, especially wrestling tournaments. Most of all, Jerry enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

On Saturday, November 16, 2019, Jerry passed away at Accura Health in Cherokee at the age of 81. He was preceded in death by his wife, Laura Voge; parents, Walter and Geneva Voge; brothers: Billy Voge, Allen Voge, Dennis Voge, and Paul Voge.

He is survived by his two sons, Clark (Dawn) Voge of Cherokee, IA, and Chris Voge of Elkhorn, NE; grandsons, Dawson Voge of Cherokee, IA, and Connor Voge of South Sioux City, IA; step-grandchildren, Ashley Gehrts of Larrabee, IA, Adam Gehrts of Aurelia, IA, Melanie (Todd) Bauer of Holstein, IA; and Amber (Tyler) Pierson and their daughter Lydia of Cleghorn, IA; one sister, Karen (Carroll) Perking of Jefferson, IA; one brother, Patrick (Anne) Voge of Iowa Falls, IA; sisters-in-law, Jyl Voge of Lincoln, NE and Lois Voge of Galva, IA; several nieces; nephews; other relatives; and friends.



Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee.
Father Mark Stoll
Public visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Tuesday evening with the family present during that time. There will be a 7:00 p.m. prayer service Tuesday night following the visitation at the funeral home.
Mt. Calvary Cemetery
Cherokee, Iowa


Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 12:27 PM
“My heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your father and grandfather. My prayers are with you and your families.
- Hattie Marie Mackowski”
- Hattie Mackowski
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 1:00 PM
“Sending you our deepest condolences on the loss of your Dad/Grandpa!! We sure enjoyed seeing and visiting your Dad at the nursing home, nice kind man!! You are in our thoughts and prayers šŸ™šŸ»šŸ™šŸ»”
- Tamie & Doug Mummert
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 9:50 AM
“Clark and Chris and families, So sorry to hear about Jerry. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.”
- Paulette Kroll
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 9:50 AM
“We are so sorry to hear about Jerry's death. He was a great guy! We will miss seeing him around town. May God comfort you at this sad time! Lynette and Pat Hyndman”
- Pat and Lynette Hyndman
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 3:22 PM
“Clark and family,

I always enjoyed seeing your Dad. We had many good visits over the years, be it at Culligan, while we were ushering at church or at the gas station (where I used to tease him about seeing him buy lottery tickets but only seeing Clark's name in the paper as a winner!). When I told Colleen that he had passed on she said, "he was a nice man". We will always remember the nice man and good man and friend that he was and the example he set. Please accept our sincere condolences.”
- Stuart R Smith
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 11:11 AM
“Gerald was a man that had a good sense of humor. I will miss him dearly. RIP Gerald aka Jerry.”
- Lorie Decatur
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 11:11 AM
“So sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. He was a great and caring man. He will be missed. ”
- Mary Morris
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 11:11 AM
“Voge, Iā€™m so sorry for your loss. May God send His angels to comfort you and your love ones. ”
- Renae Walker
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 11:11 AM
“Sorry for your loss! Jerry was a great man! ”
- Angie Byers
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 11:11 AM
“Clark and Chris and families, We were so sorry to hear of Gerry's passing. You have our deepest sympathy. We always had so much fun with both of your folks. Prayers and love to all of you. Duane and Ruth
- Duane and Ruth English
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 11:10 AM
“I was saddened to see the announcement of "Chesty's" death in the Sioux City paper. I enjoyed working with him during my growing up years on the farm one-half mile south of you. Shelling corn, bailing hay and straw, and other such times together were fun times, in hindsight. I also remember a time when we were showing cattle at the Ida County Fair. Chesty was going to stay later to see the sites of the fair after dark. My Dad and your Dad agreed I could stay also and that Chesty would bring me home. I was not all that old at the time and now that I am older, I realize that he probably didn't want to have this little twerp around during his night out at the fair. But he treated me very well and I appreciated my "first" night out without my parents. Once again, please accept my condolences. Dennis Johnson........for your information Sharon and I live in Anthon, Iowa. I came here to be the school superintendent 35 years ago, and we are still here.”
- Dennis Johnson
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