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Barbara Ellen Voigt

Barbara Ellen “Barb” Voigt was born on Sunday, January 2, 1955, at Yankton, South Dakota to Joseph and Margie (Kreber) Zilla. She graduated from Yankton High School in 1973 and received her nursing degree from Dakota Wesleyan University. Barb married Bruce Voigt on July 1, 1987 at Yankton, South Dakota. She worked as a Registered Nurse for over 30 years, serving as both a traveling nurse for several years and in Tyndall for many of those years. Barb passed away on Monday, April 23, 2012 at the Rapid City Regional Hospital Hospice House following a five year battle with cancer.  She was 57 years, 3 months and 21 days old.
Barb is survived by her husband, Bruce Voigt of Tyndall; three children: Joseph Voigt and Joshua Voigt, both of Tyndall, and Kari Voigt of Brookings; two brothers: Joseph (Joan) Zilla of Mitchell and John Zilla of Scott City, Kansas; and three sisters: Bernie (Ron) Riley of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Mary Kay Zilla of Hill City, and Gerri Sufficool of Colorado Springs, Colorado.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Margie Zilla.
Following her memorial service, there will be a time of sharing, food and fellowship at the Lewis & Clark Resort Lodge, near Lewis & Clark Lake. The route to the lodge will be marked with white balloons.

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Barb was a truly lovely person. I had the privilege of getting to know her when she worked at the Asst. Living in Springfield. She possessed a heart of gold and truly enjoyed all of her life. Our sadness is heaven's rejoicing!

Dwan Tjeerdsma Apr 30 2012 12:54 PM

My sincere sympathy on your loss of a wife and mother. I worked with Barb at the Scotland Hospital, she was a great nurse and teacher. May your fun memories bring a smile to you and ease your sadness.

Peg Behl Apr 27 2012 2:42 PM

I met Barb when my father was a resident at the Good Sam Nursing Home. I'll never forget the day Dad was admitted to the hospital for an illness. Barb got tears in her eyes, with becoming aware of his illness. She certainly was a caring Nurse. Her patients were very important to her. My sympathies are with you with the passing of Barb. She has reached her heavenly reward.

Rosie Wootton Apr 27 2012 2:12 PM

Bruce and family, We extend to you our sympathy and our prayers to you on the death of your wife and mother. May God's love surround you in the days ahead.

LeRoy and Mary Brandt Apr 27 2012 11:37 AM

How do you even begin to say how special a person is--Barb was my Dad's nurse when he was sick and then was my Mom's "private" nurse when her health was failing. Her caring and compassion was beyond words. She will be dearly missed but Heaven has truly received a special angel!

Wayne & Peg Winckler Apr 26 2012 5:39 PM

Bruce, Joe, Josh and Kari. You all are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Your mom was a wonderful person. She cared for all of you very much and was so very proud of each of you. She gleemed when she spoke about her kids. I remember the conversations we had together when you kids were all in school. As neighbor's (and friends) we just want to let you all know that if you need anything at all, please let us know. Kari and Josh we miss seeing you. Your mom used to worry so much about you 2 when you were out riding our golf cart up and down the alley for hours. (lol) The memories you have of your mom will last forever. God bless you all.

Rodney, Julie, Cory and Casey Buchholz Apr 26 2012 6:14 AM

The Voigt Family: My sincere sympathy in the loss of Barb. I went to high school with Barb and she was a fun, loving person, and I know she will be missed. Sylvia Cuka

Sylvia Cuka (Plihal) Apr 26 2012 5:54 AM

Bruce, Our thoughts & prayers are with you. May God give you strength, and bless you & your family... Greg & Maureen

Greg & Maureen Whiteley Apr 25 2012 3:11 PM

The first time I met Barb, she was with her cousin Denise at Groveland. Barb always had a smile. May your hearts be filled with the healing comfort of the memories you hold dear.

Dave & Joanie Auch Apr 25 2012 12:40 PM

Sorry to hear about your loss. We will keep you in our thoughts.

Mike and Barb Peschl and Family Apr 25 2012 9:05 AM

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