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Douglas Voigt

November 13, 1977 - July 27, 2020
Milwaukee, WI

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Shelly Voigt in memory of Douglas Voigt
8215 Mallard Drive
Racine, WI 53402

If desired memorials can be directed to the family of Douglas J. Voigt in care of Shelly A. Voigt.

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Douglas Jerome Voigt was born November 13, 1977 and passed away on July 27, 2020.

Survived by his wife Shelly (Glodoski), daughter Audrey, sons Grant and Hudson, parents James and Yong Chu, sisters Diana (Rob) and Dotty (John), nephews Ethan and Jackson, along with so many other relatives and friends.

Growing up in Brown Deer, he attended Dean Elementary School and Brown Deer Middle School. As a boy, he performed on stage with Yul Brynner in “The King and I” at the PAC in Milwaukee. After moving to Brookfield, he attended Brookfield Central High School where he played football and was voted Homecoming King. While attending Marquette University, he joined the United States Army Reserve and was proud to serve his country as a Sergeant.

Doug was a larger-than-life character making everything fun and exciting. He had an intensity that included his genuine care for people. This care helped him maintain friendships from childhood and build new ones through adulthood. As a salesman at Braeger Chevrolet for many years he connected himself with even more people because he didn’t meet strangers, he welcomed new friends.

Everyone who knew Doug experienced his intelligence and sharp wit, balanced with a silly sense of humor. Always committed to staying strong, he had an imposing physique surrounding a gentle and sensitive soul. He took his greatest joy in spending time with his wife and kids doing the simplest things like going to a park, having a cookout or watching a movie. Togetherness with the people he loved most and making them happy made him feel complete.

Doug deeply loved his family and was a great guy who made people feel important. He was unique, brilliant, beautiful and loved.

His departure will ripple through to so many, leaving us all with a hope to be as open and as engaging as he was.