Representative Fred Voigtmann View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 12/18/1969
Birth Place: St. James, MN
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
House: 54 (1951) - 56 (1955)
Home County: Iowa
Fred Voigtmann
Iowa County


MR SPEAKER: Your committee, appointed to prepare a suitable resolution commemorating the life, character, and public service of the late Honorable Fred Voightmann, begs leave to submit the following memorial:

Fred Voightmann was born January 21, 1889, at St. James, Minnesota. He was the son of Gustav and Dina Diehl Voightmann. He received his education in St. James, Minnesota, and Concordia College, St. Paul, Minnesota, and Seward Teachers College, Seward, Nebraska.

He married Louise Steinkraus on September 12, 1908, and to this union were born five sons and two daughters: The Reverend Fred H., Norman, Oris, LeRoy, Paul G., Beata and Ruth.

Mr. Voightmann was a parochial school teacher and organist at St. John’s Lutheran School from 1921 to 1943. Prior to that, he taught in Emmaus Lutheran Church School at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, from 1915 to 1921. He also taught in Louisville, Nebraska, from 1907 to 1915. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and had held various offices in the church. He was an honorary member of the Iowa Sheriffs Association, was overseer of the poor and was Red Cross chairman for Iowa County for a number of years. He also served as chairman for the Polio Foundation for Iowa County for 25 years and was secretary of the Chamber of Commerce in the 1940’s. Mr. Voightmann enjoyed wood working as his hobby and made many crosses and was thanked at the dedication service for the Iowa Security Medical Facility at Oakdale for his hand carved wooden articles for the chapel.

Mr. Voightmann, a Republican, served in the House of Representatives in the Fifty-fourth, Fifty-fifth and Fifty-sixth General Assemblies as a Representative of Iowa County. He passed away December 18, 1969.

Surviving Mr. Voigtmann are his widow, Louise, of Marengo; five sons, the Rev. Fred H. Voightmann, Jackson, Tennessee; Norman Voightmann, Clear Water, Florida; Oris Voightmann, Marengo; LeRoy Voightmann and Paul G. Voightmann, both of Tucson, Arizona; two daughters, Mrs. Clark (Beata) Hinrichs, Guernsey, Iowa; Mrs. Frank (Ruth) Koehn, Victor, Iowa; two brothers, Charles Voightmann, New Braunfels, Texas; Robert Voightmann of Tucson, Arizona; four sisters, Mrs. Augusta Moeller, Tacoma, Washington; Mrs. William Glawe, Mokena, Illinois; Mrs. Everett Gibbs, Ashville, North Carolina; Mrs. Ann Andruss, Kenilworth, Illinois; 24 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.

Therefore, Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the Sixty-third General Assembly of Iowa: That in the passing of the Honorable Fred Voightmann, the state has lost an honored citizen and a faithful and useful public servant, and the House by this resolution would express its appreciation of his service, and tender its sympathy to the members of the family.

Be It Further Resolved: That a copy of this resolution be spread upon the Journal of the House, and that the Chief Clerk be directed to forward an enrolled copy to the family of the deceased.