Curtis Vokaty, 86 of Glenwood, Minnesota, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at Glacial Ridge Hospital in Glenwood, MN.

There will be a private family service for Curtis Vokaty of Glenwood, MN.

A public visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, from 4:00 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the Starbuck Funeral Home in Starbuck, MN.

Burial will be at St. Timothy’s Catholic Cemetery rural Maple Lake, Minnesota.

There will be a live stream of Curt’s service starting at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 4th, 2020. To view the service on the Pedersen Funeral Home website, scroll to the bottom of Leslie’s page and click the link. The funeral service will also be uploaded to the website www.pedersenfh.com if you are unable to attend the live stream the service. The funeral service will also be uploaded to www.pedersenfh.com website if you are unable to attend the live stream.

Please consider leaving a personalized photo/message for the family through our Heartstrings Program, which is located on our home page. Starbuck Funeral Home will display your photo/message for the family to have a tangible presence at their services through this difficult time.

To protect the health and safety of all, services are currently being limited as required by state and local authorities and the CDC. Expressions of sympathy during this time can be left on the condolences page available with the obituary on Pedersen Funeral Home website. We also encourage you to view the video tribute that will be available. Check the funeral home website www.pedersenfh.com for the latest COVID-19 update.

Curtis James Vokaty, son of Harry and Rose Mary (Novak) Vokaty, was born June 2, 1933, in Maple Lake Township near Maple Lake, MN, where he grew up and attended school. On February 2, 1952, Curt enlisted into the United States Navy where he served during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged on January 26, 1956.  Curt returned to the family farm where he began farming. He later began working road construction at Hard Drives, Alexander Construction and Bitumious Paving all while farming on the side.  He was united in marriage to Gabriele Bieschke-Weber on October 28, 2006. The couple made their home in Glenwood.  He continued to live in Starbuck, MN, until the time of his death.

Curtis was a member of Minnewaska Lutheran Church in Starbuck, Lowry American Legion, Sportsman Club and served on the Maple Lake Township Board. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, bird watching and loved all animals, especially dogs. Most of all, Curt cherished his time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife: Becky of Glenwood, MN; five children: Chris (Sheryl Kjellberg) Vokaty, Randy (Laurie) Vokaty, Linda Nelson, David Vokaty, and Tim (Angie) Vokaty; 16 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; his dog, Barney and his cat, Larry.

He was preceded in death by his parents, several cousins, and his beloved dog Harry.

Starbuck Funeral Home in Starbuck, MN, is in charge of the arrangements.

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