Mark Voskuil


Mark W. Voskuil, 92, of Cedar Grove, died of heart failure Friday, Feb. 1, at Cedar Grove Gardens.

Mr. Voskuil was born in Cedar Grove on May 12, 1926, to H. John and Jennie Lensink Voskuil. He graduated from Cedar Grove High School in 1944.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, from 1944 to 1946. His daughter Lori Dutter said that on his second day at sea, his battleship was attacked.

“My father was only 17 years old. I can’t imagine what that must have been like,” she said.

On June 24, 1950, he married Joyce Sheridan in Milwaukee.

Mr. Voskuil was a park superintendent at Peninsula State Park in Door County for four years, then returned to Cedar Grove, where he was the park superintendent for Harrington Beach State Park until his retirement in 1987.

“He was very proud of his work with Department of Natural Resources,” his daughter said. “He was the first ranger at Harrington Park, and he was hired before the park was even open. He was literally a trailblazer.”

Mr. Voskuil was a member of Calvary Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Cedar Grove, where he served as a trustee and was involved in the Men’s Society.

His family said he enjoyed traveling, golfing, hunting, fishing, wood refinishing, automobiles and riding his moped.

Mr. Voskuil is survived by his wife Joyce of Cedar Grove; children Lori (Jeff) Dutter of Cedar Grove and David (Helle) of Richland Hills, Texas; grandchildren Dustin Dutter, Molly (Adel) Ansari, Bryan (LeighAnn) Voskuil, Abby (Connor) Fuchs and Alan Voskuil; and five great-granddaughters.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Josephine Ellarson, brothers Homer and Cap, parents-in-law Clair and Julia Sheridan; brothers-in-law Galen Sheridan and John Ellarson, and sisters-in-law Dorothy and Mary Voskuil.

A funeral service will held at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at Calvary Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Cedar Grove. The Rev. David Cornette will officiate.

Internment will take place at Presbyterian Cemetery in Cedar Grove.

Visitation will be at the church on Friday, Feb. 15, from 11 a.m. until the service.

Donations to St. Nicholas Hospice are suggested.

Wenig Funeral Home of Oostburg is handling the arrangements.




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