Hamilton County


Eugene R. Voga



4 sons of Ole J. and Albie L. Tyler Voga served in World War II.

Donald T. Voga was in the Navy aboard the USS Lexington (CV-16)
Eugene R. Voga was a Seabee in the Navy in the South Pacific.
Kermit O. Voga was in the Army Air Corps.
Leo B. Voga was in the Army.

His Obituary~Funeral Home

Eugene Robert Voga, of Story City, passed away Monday, January 30, 2017 at the Zearing Health Care Center in Zearing, Iowa. He was 97 years young.

Eugene Robert Voga was born September 17, 1919 in Hamilton County, near Ellsworth, Iowa. Gene was one of nine children born to Ole and Albie (Tyler) Voga. He graduated from Ellsworth High School in 1937. In 1942, Gene enlisted in the United States Navy serving in the Seabees during World War II in Guadalcanal and Okinawa.
Following his honorable discharge in 1945, Gene married his high school sweetheart, Arlene Eide on January 1, 1946 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ellsworth, Iowa. At that time they moved to their farm outside Story City where they worked together in their turkey and farming operation. Gene resided there until the fall of 2013 when he became a beloved resident of the Zearing Health Care Center.

Gene was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Story City where he had served as a board trustee. He enjoyed his fellowship with the Men of Immanuel on Saturday mornings, especially bringing the donuts. He was also a member of the Story City Kiwanis, the American Legion, and served for many years on the boards of Central Iowa Mutual Insurance, the Story City/Story City-Gilbert Cooperative, and the Iowa Turkey Federation.

Gene enjoyed visiting with his family and many friends, reading, and especially visits with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He will be remembered for his infectious smile, the many stories he shared, and his jars of jelly beans and M & M’s.

He is survived by his only son, Greg and his wife, Lana Voga of Roland; his grandson, Jesse and his wife, Gretchen Voga of Story City; his granddaughter, Emily and her husband, Brian Salazar of Polk City; four great-grandchildren, Evan Voga, Madeline Voga, Maggie Salazar and Brody Salazar; his sister, Shirley Larson of Story City; his sister-in-law, Martha Voga of Story City; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Arlene in 2001; four brothers; and three sisters.

Source: ancestry.com