James Michael Voigt was born Feb. 16, 1955 in Arlington, Minn. to Duane and Shirley (Meyer) Voigt. He was raised in the Green Isle/Arlington community and attended school there. Jim enjoyed traveling and traveled most of the country with his brother Greg. On Oct. 22, 1980 he married Sharon Cohen and they made their home in Fridley for 12 years. They then moved to Braham and then to Isanti seven years ago. Jim loved spending time with his children and grandchildren, camping and traveling with his family. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and especially ice fishing.
Jim was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Jordan; brother, Greg; grandparents, Evelyn and Alford Voigt and William and Granny Annie Meyer; father-in-law, Melvin Cohen. He is survived by his wife, Sharon of Isanti; two daughters, Amanda (Randy) Johnson of Braham, Elisha (Joey) Neukom of Mora; six grandchildren; parents, Shirley and Duane Voigt of East Bethel; 1 brother, Tom (Lynn) Voigt of East Bethel; one sister, Val West of East Bethel; mother–in-law, Florence Cohen of Isanti; and by many other relatives and friends.
There will be a memorial gathering September 10, 2011 at his home. Arrangements were entrusted to the care of the Strike Funeral Home – Isanti Chapel.