Jesse Ray Voight, of Braham, died on Monday, Jan. 3, 2022, at the United Hospital in St. Paul. He was 48 years old.

He was born on Nov. 9, 1973, in Mora, to Joyce (Voight) and Robert Mattson. He grew up in Braham, graduating from Braham High School in 1992. He enlisted in the United States Navy but was given a medical discharge before completing basic training.  He returned home to Braham where for the next few years he worked for several different local companies as a welder. In 1998 he began working side by side with his dad as an electrician in his business, Bob’s Electric. In March of 2016, he began working at East Central Energy in Braham, and he loved his current job as a meter service technician.

In September of 1991, he met the love of his life, Jackie Stigen. They made their home on a farm north of Braham where they raised beef cattle, pigs, chickens and turkeys. They were blessed with the birth of their daughter, Morgan, on Jan. 29, 2007.  

He loved riding dirt bike, a passion he passed on to his daughter, and together they created “Voight Racing.” They enjoyed riding together and traveling around Minnesota competing with their Moto family. 

He loved the outdoors. Hunting for deer, pheasant, turkey, geese and squirrel were some of his favorite times. In recent years, he was a member of the Grasston Lions. He will be dearly missed by his loving family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents; mother, Joyce; and sister-in-law, Tammy Voight.

He is survived by his soulmate, Jackie Stigen; daughter, Morgan Voight; father, Robert “Bob” Mattson; siblings, Jamie Mattson, Jennifer (Fred) Lundin and Jason Voight; mother-in-law, Maxine (Mike) Silva; father-in-law, Richard “Dick” (Susan) Stigen; Jackie’s siblings, Jodi Michalek, Paul Stigen, Sam Stigen, Anna Stigen, Michael (Missy) Silva, Rocky (Amanda) Silva, Shane (Jamey) Silva and Miles (Jamie) Silva; many other relatives and countless friends.

A memorial service was held on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022, at the Braham Event Center. Pastor Julie Beck officiated. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Morgan’s college fund. Arrangement are by the Rock Ingebrand Funeral Home of Braham. Condolences may be posted at www.aifuneralhome.com.

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