Eric John Voigt was born on October 17, 1974 and died on January 6, 2014 at the age of 39.
Born in New Prague, Minn., Eric lived in Montgomery, New Ulm, and Cottage Grove before becoming an Austin, Texas resident at the age of 11. Eric moved to Denver after graduating from college, in his early 20s. He recently called Pflugerville, TX home, but his heart was always in Denver with the snow-capped mountains.
The consummate optimist, Eric always found a way to look at the bright side of life and rarely complained. Eric’s ambitions included becoming the best art director ever, a gourmet specialty cook and a radio broadcaster. He pursued his life’s passion in art by acquiring his dream job with The Integer Group, Denver, CO, one of the premier ad agencies in the country. In addition to a Bachelor’s degree in Advertising, he also had an Associate’s degree in English Communications and was happy to generously use his time, talent and treasure for his church.
Eric battled chronic ulcerative Colitis since being diagnosed in 1997. His condition was rare and resulted in the secondary condition that caused his liver to fail.
Eric John Voigt is survived by his wife of seven years, Sherri; his three daughters, Mercedes Herron, TiAnna Herron, and Kirra May Voigt; his, father, Larry Voigt; mother, Judith Ann (Karnitz) Voigt and sister, Katie Ann (Voigt) Hughes and her husband, Steve Hughes, and daughter Harper Ann; grandmother, Eunice Voigt; and his maternal grandparents, Eldrid and Wilmay Karnitz. He also has numerous aunts, uncles and cousins from around the country but especially from Minnesota. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Kenneth Voigt.
A memorial fund is set up at Holy Word Church in Austin, Texas, to assist his family with handling his medical and memorial costs. If you wish to contribute to this fund, please send them to Holy Word Austin c/o “Eric Voigt Memorial Fund” 10601 Bluff Bend Dr., Austin, TX 78753 Phone: (512) 836-0660. You can write the check to Holy Word Austin and in the subject line please indicate “Eric Voigt Memorial Fund.”