Lynn Voth, 89, Minot, died Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, in his home.
Lynn was born March 4, 1924, at a farm home east of Garrison, to Frank and Anna Voth, the tenth of 12 children. At an early age he moved to northern Minnesota and later returned to their farm south of Benedict. He attended Palm Berg School through seventh grade. He quit school to farm with his dad. His great joy was when his dad bought a tractor and he didn't have to work with horses anymore.
In March 1948 he married Betty Lee Kraft in Turtle Lake and they set up farming one mile east of his home place. They grain farmed and milked cows for 30 years and then went to grain and range cows. They were awarded a soil conservation award in 1989.
Lynn was a self-taught musician on the accordion and keyboard. He drove school bus for the Turtle Lake School District for 10 years. He enjoyed bowling with the men's league and mixed doubles. He was always active in his church, serving as trustee and deacon, and was a member of Young at Heart of Minot. He enjoyed woodworking and remodeling their homes.
After 50 years of farming they retired and moved to Minot. They celebrated their 65th anniversary in March of 2013.
He is survived by: his wife, Betty, Minot; children, Roger (Kathie) Voth, Venton, Ark., Bruce (Michelle) Voth, Berthold, Michael (Irene) Voth, Sauk Rapids, Minn., Sandra (Dennis) Marske, Andover, S.D., Lyle (Brenda) Voth, Hebron, and Marsha (Art) Swanson, Hazen; 19 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Lynn was preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter, Kaila Voth; two infant sisters; two infant brothers; sisters, Elsie Mehrkens, Lilly Simonson, Florence Green, Clara Reiser and Ora Bialke; brother, Wesley Voth; and daughter-in-law, Nettie Voth.
Funeral service: Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, at 11 a.m., in First Assembly of God, Minot.
Interment: Turtle Lake Community Cemetery, Turtle Lake, Friday at 3 p.m., with a fellowship time to follow at Bev's Cafe in Turtle Lake.
Visitation: Today, Oct. 24, from 2 to 6 p.m., at Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
Memorials: Are preferred to First Assembly of God, Minot, Youth For Christ or Gideon's International.
Those wanting to sign the online memorial register or share memories and condolences are invited to use the expressions of sympathy section at (www.thomasfamilyfuneralhome.com).