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Carl Junior Voges, 88, died Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at his home, surrounded by his family. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018 at 10:30 AM at North Blue Earth Lutheran Church in Brush Creek Township, Faribault County, MN. Visitation will be held Monday, Oct. 1, 2018 from 4:00-7:00 PM at Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Bricelyn. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday. Pr. Nancy Dreier will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery with Military Honors accorded by the Bricelyn American Legion Post.

Carl Junior Voges was born April 21, 1930 in rural Faribault County, MN, the son of Herman and Emma (Bruhns) Voges. He was the youngest of 7 children. He started school in the Amboy, MN area and continued there until his parents moved to Minnesota Lake area where he graduated from Minnesota Lake High School in 1949. In High School he enjoyed playing basketball and baseball. He drove school bus for a short time in Minnesota Lake before joining the Air Force. He returned to Minnesota Lake area and worked for Haaken Nordaas (Nordaas American Homes). He met the love of his life Phyllis at this time. The two were married July 5, 1956 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Easton, MN. Carl and Phyllis lived in Minnesota Lake area for a short time where they began farming with Phyllis' parents. In 1959 they bought a farm near rural Bricelyn where they raised their family, farmed and continued to live since. Carl also drove school bus in Bricelyn for many years. Along with the daily route he also drove for many sporting events. He enjoyed being with the younger generation and had the nick name at this time as "Short-Cut" because of his knowledge of the rural area and knowing the shortest route to take.

Carl enjoyed hunting and fishing, watching sports and being with family. He had a love for making things also. He and Phyllis started their wood working business later in years and enjoyed participating in many craft shows in the area where they enjoyed meeting new people and making new friends.

Carl is survived by children: Robert Voges of Bricelyn, MN, JeanAnn Eisenhauer (Randy Wilson) of Bricelyn, MN, Jane Anderson (Will Culbertson) of Bricelyn, MN, Janice (Russ) Berndt of Good Thunder, MN, John (Dawn) Voges of Angora, MN and Sara Voges of Bricelyn, MN; grandchildren: Jessica Anderson, JoAnna (Dana) Helgeson, Tina (Jason) Kozisek, Jennie Anderson (Aaron Wendt), Jamie (Jason) Shure, Tara (Ryan) Nelson, Katie (Sky) Wigen, Cody Berndt (Kari Darrington), Brandon (Kelsey) Berndt, Jeremiah Voges and Lillian Voges: Great-Grandchildren: Taylor, Dylan, Jordyn, August, Caiden, Madisyn, Anastazia, Calvin, Trey, Brynlee, his birthday partner Margaret, Brody and Rhys. Two special nephews that lived with the family during their high school years Howard (Marchella) Voges and David (Jan) Voges, special friend of the family who Carl called his adopted son, Gordy Peterson. Sister, Audrey Cooper; Sisters-in law: Mary Scofield, Marlys (Mark) Segar, Kay (Ambrose) Sonnek. Brothers-in-law; Jerry (Janice) Evenson, Paul Evenson. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife Phyllis in 2015, his parents, 3 sisters, 2 brothers, 6 brothers-in-law; and 2 sisters-in-law.