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The Sister Bay & Liberty Grove Fire Department can trace its roots back as far as 1930 providing service to Northern Door County including the Village of Sister Bay and the Town of Liberty Grove.

Chief C. Hecht
Chief C. Hecht2001 – Present
Chief S. Mann
Chief S. Mann1993 – 2001
Chief L. Lundquist
Chief L. Lundquist1975 – 1993
Chief T. Hartzell
Chief T. Hartzell1970 – 1975
Chief R. Wilke
Chief R. Wilke1967 – 1970
Chief C. Casperson
Chief C. Casperson1951 – 1966
Chief M. Schroeder
Chief M. Schroeder1946 – 1951
Chief A. Roeser
Chief A. Roeser1930 – 1946


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In Memoriam

Todd Daniel Voeks

Todd Daniel Voeks, 68, of Sister Bay died peacefully at home surrounded by his family after battling cancer.

Todd was born to Orville Alfred Voeks and Dorlene Viola (Herbst) Larsen. He was raised in Baileys Harbor by his parents and grandparents, Paul and Viola Herbst. In his youth, he suffered and beat leukemia.

Todd started his plumbing career with Wilmer Anschutz in 1969. At that time, he was also running projectors in the evenings at the SkyWay Drive Inn, owned by his father; and tending bar for his grandparents at Paul’s Glass Bar. In 1976, Todd decided to start his own plumbing business, known successfully as Voeks Plumbing. In 1991, Todd’s son, James, started working for him. James and his son, Ethan Voeks, will continue to operate Voeks Plumbing.

At the young age of 18, Todd and Shirlee Carlson started their family. They were blessed with two children: a daughter, Amie Olson; and four years later, a son, James Todd Voeks. Later in life came his four grandchildren, each touching his heart in their own special way. His grandson, Lance Corporal Mitchell Olson, is currently deployed in Norway with the USMC.

Todd was a member of the Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Fire Department from 1972 until 2016 and retired as assistant chief serving under Lyle Lundquist, Steve Mann and current Chief Chris Hecht. He was the longest-serving assistant chief in the department.

Todd’s hobbies throughout his life included karate and teaching karate, being a pilot and owning his own Cessna airplane, boating, keeping his beautiful lawn as green as could be, Western and karate movies, Corvettes, Cadillacs and taking slow rides going nowhere at all.

He is survived by daughter, Amie Olson, and her children, Olivia Olson and Lance Corporal Mitchell Olson Jr.; son, James (Tammy) Voeks and their children, Ella and Ethan Voeks; brothers, Robert (Anna) Larsen and Paul (Mert) Larsen; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Orville Voeks; mother, Dorlene Larsen; and grandparents, Paul and Viola Herbst and Ella Voeks; and son-in-law Mitchell Olson, who were all very dear to him.

Todd’s life will be honored with a memorial service at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Baileys Harbor on Saturday, Dec. 28, 12 pm. Visitation will be at the church, 9 am – 12 pm.

Everyone who knew Todd knows he wasn’t much for going to the doctor. Near the end, he offered some words of advice to everyone he knew, and we’d like to share them with you: “Get a colonoscopy.”

“Our family would like to express a huge thank-you to Chief Chris Hecht for his support and guidance, PA-C Eric Danihel and his St. Vincent staff at the Sturgeon Bay facility, and also to the many special folks who continually supported our dad through his cancer journey.”

Sister Bay & Liberty Grove Fire Department Roster:

Apple, Bill (Lt.) – Fire Fighter, EMT

Appel, Jason – Fire Fighter, EMT

Appel, Jim (Lt.) – Fire Fighter, EMT

Appel, Tyler – Fire Fighter, EMT

Appel, Roxanne – EMT

Bell, Stacy – Fire Fighter, EMT-P

Butz, Chris – Firefighter, EMR

Church, Chris (Lt.) – Fire Fighter,

Diltz, Cory – Fire Fighter

Donart-Welcome, P – EMR

Drover, Chris – Fire Fighter

Goldstone, Mike (Assistant Chief) – FireFighter, EMR

Greenwood, Adam – Fire Fighter

Grovogel, Cassidy – EMR

Grubbs, Mike – Fire Fighter

Hartwig, Jordan – Fire Fighter, EMR

Havel, Terry – EMR

Hecht, Chris (Chief) – Fire Fighter, EMT-P

Hecht Helen – EMT

Hecht, Liz – EMT

Hecht, Matt – Fire Fighter

Jacobs, Emmett – Fire Fighter

Johnson, Patrick – Fire Fighter, EMR

Kalms, Zac – Fire Fighter

Kifer, Rob – EMR

Lang, Bob – Fire Fighter, EMR

Lang, Matt – Fire Fighter, EMT

Larson, Liz – EMR

Larson, Ned – Fire Fighter, EMR

Lensert, Alex – Fire Fighter

Lohman, Andy – Fire Fighter, EMT-P

Lundquist, Dan (Lt.) – Fire Fighter

Maltby, Max – Fire Fighter

Maltby, Mike (Lt.) – Fire Fighter

MacDonald, Justin – EMT

Martinez, Sam – Fire Fighter, EMT

Meyer, Mike – EMT

Murre, Adrian – EMT-P

Neu, Beth – EMR

Olson, Amie – EMR

Olson, Greg – Fire Fighter

Olson, Mitch – Fire Fighter

Pillat, Paul – EMR

Pluff, Judy – EMT

Reynolds, Stephan – EMR

Sitte, Bob – EMR

Skinner, Gary – EMR

Stahl, John – EMR

Stahl, Nik – EMR

Strege, Amber – Fire Fighter

Strege, Collin – Fire Fighter

Tveten, Jeni – EMR

Voeks, Ethan – Fire Fighter

Voeks, James (Captain) – Fire Fighter

Volpe, Bob – EMR

Weitman, Stever – EMT

Welcome, Skylvann – EMR