Ricky Voigt, 61, of Spring Valley Also formerly of Preston

Ricky Earl Voigt, 61, a lifelong resident of the Preston and Spring Valley areas, died peacefully on Monday, May 27, 2019, at Edenbrook Healthcare Facility in Rochester, surrounded by his family.

He was born on March 14, 1958.

He lived on the family farm near Preston where he was active in the farming operation until 2003. He then moved to Spring Valley into a home provided by Cardinal of Minnesota. 

He loved the farm and was involved in numerous activities. He participated in tractor pulling contests, hunting, horse plowing events and riding and driving horses, which were his passion. He was employed at the DAC in Preston and took the responsibilities of his job very seriously — he was dedicated and rarely missed a day of work. In addition to working at the DAC, he started a saddle cleaning business on the family farm where customers would bring their saddles to have them detailed.

He was a faithful member of Valley Christian Center in Spring Valley for over 40 years. He loved people and was a forgiving person who showed love to everyone. He had an uncanny memory and would always surprise people with information he remembered from previous decades. He loved to tell people his birthday was coming and it was mandatory the entire family celebrate this like a national holiday.

He is survived by four siblings, Wayne (Barbara) Voigt, Cheryl (Richard) Case, Kevin (Nancy) Voigt and Tim (Ellen) Voigt; 19 nieces and nephews and a multitude of friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Ruby Voigt and two sisters, Nita (Robert) Soltau and Peggy (Ed) Case.

A celebration of his life will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 28, at the Valley Christian Center in Spring Valley with the Revs. Tim Wilson and James Leonard officiating. A meal will be provided. 

Online condolences may be left at Hindtfuneralhomes.com.