James Fredrick Voltz

Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2002

Former Juneau resident James Fredrick Voltz, 57, died Feb. 23, 2002, at his residence in Fox Point, Wis.

He was born in Toledo, Ohio, and graduated there from Woodward High School. In 1962, he enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard and served his country for 22 years at various duty stations. He was awarded numerous medals, including the Coast Guard Achievement Medal twice, two Coast Guard Unit Commendation Medals and the Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation Medal.

He retired in 1983 and operated his own business in Juneau for several years. He stayed very busy with home maintenance, fine woodworking and stained-glass projects. He is a longtime member of the Elks, the Moose and the American Legion. He was also a member of the Great Lakes Historical Preservation and, more recently, was a member of the North Shore Congregational Church in Fox Point, Wis.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Mary Ruth (Holmes); daughters Deborah Lynn and Pamela Dawn; sister Patricia (Voltz) Simon; brothers Larry and Bob Voltz; aunt Lucille Bodeman; cousins Marcia, Carol and Dale; mother-in-law Mary Jane Holmes and her family, Phyllis Irwin, Glenn Holmes and Delores Holmes; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society or cancer research.

There will be a visitation from 11 a.m.-noon on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at the North Shore Congregational Church in Fox Point, Wis. A memorial service will follow at noon. Interment will be at the Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

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