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Michael Dale Voetberg

February 22, 1985 ~ March 13, 2019 (age 34)

   Michael Dale Voetberg from Leota, MN formerly from Magnolia, MN left this world on March 13, 2019. He was born February 22, 1985 to Bryan and Donna (Boon) Voetberg. He was baptized in the Methodist Church of Rock Valley, IA and professed his faith initially with his Grandpa Boon at a Christian Motorcycle Rally and later in the Methodist Church of Magnolia, MN.
   Michael attended the Luverne Public School. He made the decision to leave in his senior year and obtained his GED from the Alternative School in Luverne. His testing scores were utilized to obtain further funding for future students. His next adventure in life was touring New Zealand for approximately six weeks. He worked at Glen’s Food Center in Luverne and took great pride in stocking the produce department. His next journey was working as a steal fabricator at Sudenga Industries in George, IA for 12 years. 
Michael’s love was music! He bought and paid for his first guitar and amp when he was 15 years old. He played electric guitar in the Youth Promise Band (YPB) during his high school years. He loved jamming with friends in the basement of his childhood home or anywhere he could find. He was a self taught musician and played guitar, drums, and keyboards. He spent many hours recording music at his home in Leota, MN. 
Michael was a free spirit and never dwelled on earthly possessions. He found peace being in nature and spent many weekends around the Twin Harbors or at Touch the Sky Prairie a wild life refuge north of Luverne, MN. He advocated in saving the planet and feeding the hungry by taking the steps to make his footprint greener and sponsored a child in Africa. 
Michael was a life long learner. He spent his down time reading books, writing short stories, and publishing several poems. He was considerate, complex, passionate, brilliant and quirky. Michael Dale Voetberg loved deeply!
Michael is survived by his parent Bryan & Donna Voetberg, Magnolia; three brothers Matthew 
Voetberg Luverne, Joshua Voetberg, Magnolia, and Jeremiah Voetberg, Magnolia; grandparents Arie & Marge (Niemeyer) Boon, Rock Valley, IA; many uncles, aunts, and cousins; many close friends.
   He was preceded in death by his grandparents Ben & Jess Voetberg, Rock Valley, IA and Uncle Harv Voetberg, Rock Valley, IA. 

   Visitation will be from 4-8 pm Tuesday at the Dingmann Funeral Home in Luverne. A private family funeral service will take place at a later date.


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