May 26, 1922-Aug. 11, 2014
Cecelia Voeller, 92, of Bismarck, formerly of Harvey and Rugby, died Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, at the Sanford Continuing Care Center, Mandan.
Cecelia was born May 26, 1922, in Hibbing, Minn. She was the daughter of Tito and Elisa (Fabri) Bazzacchini. She grew up in Hibbing and graduated from Hibbing High School in 1941 and then from Hibbing Junior College. After graduation she moved to Minneapolis and worked as a secretary and flight attendant for Northwest Airlines. Cecelia married Fred Voeller on Nov. 9, 1957, at Stevens Church in Minneapolis. They lived and farmed southwest of Rugby. They retired from farming in 1995 and in October 2001 they moved to Harvey. Fred died on Feb. 11, 2002. Cecelia continued to live in Harvey until 2011 when she moved to Bismarck and recently to Mandan.
Cecelia was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Harvey.
In her later years she enjoyed Wii bowling and crossword puzzles. She was known for her outstanding cooking and gardening while living on the farm.
Cecelia is survived by: her sons, Allan (Karlene) Voeller, of Menoken, Ben (Teresa) Voeller, of Columbia, Mo., David (Colleen) Voeller, of Harvey, Donald “Brother James of Franciscan Brothers of Peace,” of St. Paul, Minn.; daughters, Claudia (Tony) Schmitz, of Burnsville, Minn., and Marian (Mike) Fluharty, of Mandan; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild.
Cecelia was preceded in death by: her parents; husband, Fred; brothers, John, Andy, Alfred and Albert; sisters, Aida Bazzacchini and Mary Baehr.
Funeral services will be: Friday, Aug. 15, at 10:30 a.m., at the Assembly of God Church in Harvey.
Burial will be: in Sunnyside Cemetery, Harvey.
Visitation will be: today, Aug. 14, from 3 to 7 p.m., at Hertz Funeral Home, Harvey.
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