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Obituary: Yvonne Voight

June 10th, 1931 ~ August 17th, 2022

Yvonne Voight died peacefully in her sleep on August 17th, 2022, in Port Saint Lucie, FL. She was 91 years old.  She was born in Kingsford, Michigan to Walter and Caroline Bilgreen on June 10th, 1931. She married Paul Voight of Gills Rock on December 24, 1950.  Together with her husband, they built the Sunset Restaurant, started a charter fishing business, added motel rooms and which is now known as The Shoreline which they later sold. In 1974 they started Capt. Paul’s Charter Fishing and Motel, in Gills Rock, WI. Yvonne, being the office manager was often the first person to greet the fishermen as they were preparing to go fishing.  She also was the maid who cleaned the motel rooms. She had a lot of energy and did everything with gusto!  She loved visiting with friends and family.  Yvonne always looked forward to spending summers in Door County and being here with her family.  In the winter months Paul and Yvonne wintered in Milwaukee, WI till 1974, then they started wintering in the Florida Keys and later Port Saint Lucie, FL. Yvonne enjoyed baking for her two sons, grandchildren, and friends.  She traveled all over the world with Paul and the Shriners.  Yvonne lived a full and happy life and was loved by many.

She was a warm and loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is survived by her husband Paul, two sons, Paul H. Voight Sr. (Karen) and Roger Voight (Linda); grandchildren Sandy Jacque (Mike), Paul H Voight, Jr., Sarah Hanson (Jordan) and Luke Voight (Britta); great-grandchildren Gavin and Brodie Jacque; and her sister Dorothy Johnson (Glenn). Yvonne was preceded in death by her parents Walter and Caroline Bilgreen; her brothers, Walter and Bruce; her sisters, Beatrice, Jean, and Beverly; and daughter-in-law Monique Voight.

Yvonne was a loving woman who loved to laugh, and she will be deeply missed.  Details on her burial will be forthcoming.  A memorial will be arranged for family and friends in June of 2023 in Door County.