SHERRILLS FORD Marilyn Voigt Fertig, 74, of Sherrills Ford, passed away Friday, June 7, 2019, at her residence. She was born June 15, 1944, in Glendale, N.Y., to the late Bernard Voigt Sr. and Lillian Smith Voigt. Marilyn was a member of Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church in Catawba. She went to kindergarten with her husband and attended Boston University. Marilyn lived her life with her family always at the forefront. She dedicated her life to her husband, their three children and six grandchildren. A mom above all else, she planned parties for family, vacations for learning, and events for her family to gather and share precious time together. She was generous, kind and always thinking of others. Diagnosed with ALS in 2018, she remained strong for her kids and grandkids, attending every baseball and softball game, birthday party and graduation in her transport chair. She shared God's love each day of her life with her smile, her caring and her generous heart. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Gloria Horbert and Muriel Culver. Those left to cherish her memory are her husband of 53 years, Robert F. Fertig Sr. of Sherrills Ford; son, Robert F. Fertig Jr. and wife, Erin, of Catawba; daughters, Kim Davis and husband, Thomas, of Sherrills Ford and April Nelson and husband, Jack, of Sherrills Ford; brothers, Fred Voigt and wife, Virginia, of Peachtree City, Ga., Bernard Voigt Jr. and wife, JoAnn, of Oxford, Fla.; sisters, June Mastrandrea of Clearwater, Fla., Arlene Dalessandro and husband, Arthur, of The Villages, Fla., and Virginia Mule` and husband, Joseph, of Wesley Chapel, Fla.; grandchildren, Kimberly Nelson, Jacob Nelson, Thomas Davis, Brooke Davis, Emma Fertig and Robert Fertig III. A service to celebrate Marilyn's life will be held Friday, June 14, at 4 p.m., at Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church in Catawba. The Rev. Greg Alms will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday, June 14, from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m., at Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church. Those serving as pallbearers are Thomas A. Davis, Thomas C. Davis, Jack Nelson, Jacob Nelson, Robert Fertig Jr. and Robert Fertig III. Memorials may be made to Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church, 200 South Main St., P.O. Box 187, Catawba, NC 28609; or The ALS Association, P.O. Box 37022, Boone, IA 50037 Condolences may be sent to the Fertig family at www.bennettfuneralservice.com. The Fertig family is in the care of Bennett Funeral Service of Conover, 828-465-2111.
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