Calvin Vaudt

Funeral Services for Calvin August Vaudt, age 93, of Fairmont, Minn., were at 11 a.m. Monday, July 8, at Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont, Minn.  Burial was in St. John’s Lutheran Church Cemetery, rural Fenton, Iowa. Military honors were provided following the funeral at the funeral home by the Lee C. Prentice American Legion Post #36 and Martin County Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #1222. Visitation was 5-7 p.m. on Sunday, July 7, at the Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont and continued for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Monday. The Lakeview Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Fairmont is assisting the family with arrangements.

Calvin August Vaudt was born Aug. 22, 1925, near Whittemore, Iowa, in Kossuth County. He was the son of Walter and Lorena (Wehrspan) Vaudt. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Whittemore. He graduated from Whittemore High School in 1943. He served in the U.S. Army in the Military Police during World War II, stationed in Washington, D.C.

Calvin married Eunice Johnson at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Cylinder, Iowa, on Dec. 15, 1946. Together, they had four children. They farmed near Fenton for 40 years. They retired in 1987 and moved to Fairmont to their home overlooking Budd Lake.

Calvin and Eunice spent 30 years wintering in Texas and Arizona. They enjoyed socializing with friends from both the Fairmont and Fenton areas and made many new friends in their RV park. They enjoyed stopping to visit their children and family members on their winter road trips. In the summer, Calvin kept busy with his love of gardening, planting flowers, fishing and working in his shop. Calvin was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and the American Legion.

Calvin passed away July 3, 2019, in Fairmont. In his last days, he was surrounded by many members of his family.

He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Eunice; children, Candace (Richard) Fowler of Springfield, Mo.; Randy (Barbara) Vaudt of Half Moon Bay, Calif.; Glenda (Vance) Voigt of Plano, Texas; Gayle (William) Cogger of Rosemount, Minn.; grandchildren, Mara (Michael) Dockery and Ryan Voigt; great-grandchildren, Alder and Orion Dockery; sister, Ann (Warren) Wood of Humboldt, Iowa; and nieces, nephews and other extended family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Lorena Vaudt; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ervin and Esther Johnson; four sisters, Dawn (John) Struecker, Phyllis (Harold) Behnke, Jeannette (Elmer) Maahs, Sandy (Don) Morrow; and two brothers, Eugene (Caroline) Vaudt and Harlan (Vernita) Vaudt.

Memorials are preferred to St. Paul Lutheran Church in Fairmont; Martin Luther High School in Northrop, Minn.; or your choice. www.lakeviewfuneralhome.net

 

Funeral Services for Calvin August Vaudt, age 93, of Fairmont, Minn., were at 11 a.m. Monday, July 8, at Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont, Minn.  Burial was in St. John’s Lutheran Church Cemetery, rural Fenton, Iowa. Military honors were provided following the funeral at the funeral home by the Lee C. Prentice American Legion Post #36 and Martin County Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #1222. Visitation was 5-7 p.m. on Sunday, July 7, at the Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont and continued for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Monday. The Lakeview Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Fairmont is assisting the family with arrangements.

Calvin August Vaudt was born Aug. 22, 1925, near Whittemore, Iowa, in Kossuth County. He was the son of Walter and Lorena (Wehrspan) Vaudt. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Whittemore. He graduated from Whittemore High School in 1943. He served in the U.S. Army in the Military Police during World War II, stationed in Washington, D.C.

Calvin married Eunice Johnson at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Cylinder, Iowa, on Dec. 15, 1946. Together, they had four children. They farmed near Fenton for 40 years. They retired in 1987 and moved to Fairmont to their home overlooking Budd Lake.

Calvin and Eunice spent 30 years wintering in Texas and Arizona. They enjoyed socializing with friends from both the Fairmont and Fenton areas and made many new friends in their RV park. They enjoyed stopping to visit their children and family members on their winter road trips. In the summer, Calvin kept busy with his love of gardening, planting flowers, fishing and working in his shop. Calvin was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and the American Legion.

Calvin passed away July 3, 2019, in Fairmont. In his last days, he was surrounded by many members of his family.

He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Eunice; children, Candace (Richard) Fowler of Springfield, Mo.; Randy (Barbara) Vaudt of Half Moon Bay, Calif.; Glenda (Vance) Voigt of Plano, Texas; Gayle (William) Cogger of Rosemount, Minn.; grandchildren, Mara (Michael) Dockery and Ryan Voigt; great-grandchildren, Alder and Orion Dockery; sister, Ann (Warren) Wood of Humboldt, Iowa; and nieces, nephews and other extended family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Lorena Vaudt; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ervin and Esther Johnson; four sisters, Dawn (John) Struecker, Phyllis (Harold) Behnke, Jeannette (Elmer) Maahs, Sandy (Don) Morrow; and two brothers, Eugene (Caroline) Vaudt and Harlan (Vernita) Vaudt.

Memorials are preferred to St. Paul Lutheran Church in Fairmont; Martin Luther High School in Northrop, Minn.; or your choice. www.lakeviewfuneralhome.net.

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