Charles Charlie Voda

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Charles "Charlie" Voda

Charles Charlie Voda Charles "Charlie" Voda, age 67, passed away in his home on Sunday, December 2, 2018 after a recent diagnosis of cancer. He was surrounded by family.
Charlie was born in Faribault, MN, in 1951 to Dorothy and Edwin Voda. He grew up on Belle Avenue in Mankato, attended Mankato Loyola and graduated in the class of 1970. Charlie continued his education at Mankato Vocational and was a tool and die maker by trade.
In 1974, he married Terese Coughlan of Mankato, and together they raised three daughters and six grandchildren. Over the years they have owned and operated several small businesses, including Aqua Terra, MVP Pets, Katoinfo, PcDudes, and most notably Save Mor Jewelry. Charlie enjoyed his 33 years at Save Mor buying and selling coins, collectibles, antiques, jewelry and gold & silver. He mastered the art of making a deal, had a vast knowledge of many subjects and was a jack of all trades.
Charlie was also an avid fisherman and loved being in nature. He enjoyed working on small engines, gunsmithing, raising poultry, and marine and freshwater aquariums. Most of all, Charlie enjoyed spending time with his family. He was a great storyteller and teacher, playing a pivotal role in many people's lives. His happy personality and sense of humor were an inspiration to all who spent time with him. Charlie was a wonderful husband, dad, grandpa, brother, employer, mentor, and friend to many. He will be greatly missed.
Charlie is survived by his loving wife, Terese Voda. Daughters; Melissa Kes, Patty (Eric) Cornell, Jackie (Marshall "Ben") Bennett. Six grandchildren; Megan, Julia, Naomi, Jackson, Marissa, and Ryan. Sister, Barb (Mark) Boone. Brother, Jim (Linda) Voda. Many nieces and nephews, extended family and dear friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Jacob John Voda.
A Celebration of Life will be held from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Sunday December 9th at Hooligans Restaurant in Mankato.
Published on December 4, 2018
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Doug. Schultz
Dec 11, 2018
I am very sad to hear of Charlie’s passing. I will miss the many visits I had with him in his office. He got me interested in coins and silver. His knowledge about guns and coins was extraordinary. My condolences to his family.
Marianne Mullaly
Dec 09, 2018
Therese, I'm so sorry to hear this. My prayers go to you and your family.
Mark Bugni
Dec 09, 2018
To the Voda’s;

I am so sorry to hear about Charlie. I am in total shock. Your family was always so gracious to to me as a young child. I will never forget Charlie or your family, in fact Jackie helped me by my engagement ring for my wife in 1997. I remember calling Charlie and he said to deal with Jackie! My condolences to your entire family.

Mark Bugni & Family
God bless you Terese. I wish you the very best. Nancy Dalton Swart.
Dec 09, 2018
J. Eddy Edwards
Dec 08, 2018
Charlie was kind enough to give me my first job at Aqua Terra. I was super excited to work for Charlie and learned so much from his wisdom on the tropical and marine fish trade. As you might imagine he was a blast to work and was always full of laughter and fun. Those are memories I will never forget even 40 years later. He definitely was a positive influence on my life and I wish Teresa, his brother Jim, and the rest of the Voda’s all the best through this difficult time.
Amber (Lemert) Broderick
Dec 07, 2018
To the Voda family,

I am so sorry to hear of your enormous loss. Charlie was a very kind man. He was very welcoming to me the few times I met him. Thinking of you all in this difficult time. Cancer is a horrible thing and takes way too many of our beautiful loved ones. Wishing you peace and comfort this holiday season and on.

Linda Bruss
Dec 07, 2018
It is never easy saying Good bye to a loved one. May sweet memories bring you all a semblance of comfort.
Charlie was truly a special man that graced this earth.
I admired his knowledge of antiques and estate jewelry and his willingness to share his experience.
Blessings to the Voda Family...
Steve and Sheila (Kettering) Krautkremer
Dec 07, 2018
So sorry to learn of Charlie’s passing at such a young age. Peace to his family.
Kathy Schultz
Dec 07, 2018
While I am not sure I ever met Charlie, he was a great friend to my sons, Pet and Matt. Because he gave so much love and counseling to so many during his time on earth, I know his spirit will forever rejoice. My heart aches for Charlie's family and circle of friends.
Judy Kennedy
Dec 06, 2018
To the Voda family, So sad to hear about the passing of Charly.Loved his fun laugh and many memories of Charly and Therese in high school and more.Will be missed.❣️🙌❣️Peace to you and your family during this difficult time.He has a beautiful family ,Teresa, Melissa, Patty and Jackie and grandchildren.God bless all of you.
Adonica Heminover
Dec 06, 2018
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Charlie. He was certainly one of the good ones. His smile, laugh, and witty jokes is something I will always remember about him. My childhood has many fond memories of you all and I am truely sorry for your loss. He was truely just an awesome person to have the pleasure of knowing. Know that I am thinking of you all. Big hugs!!
Love always,
Adonica Heminover
Dec 06, 2018
I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of Charlie. He was such a great person and so funny. I have so many childhood memories that include all of you. He always treated me like one of the kids, and always made me feel like I had a second home when I needed one. I am thinking of all of you. Hugs to you all.
Love always,
Sonia Bertek
Dec 05, 2018
Voda Family,
I'm so very sorry for your loss. I will always remember that wonderful smile and infectious laugh of Charlie's. He was always so kind...and funny as all get out...whenever I was over at the house. May you find peace and comfort in each other during this time.

Love & peace,
Deb and Brian Bertek
Dec 05, 2018
We are so very sorry to hear of Charlie's passing. We are sending huge hugs and prayers to you Teresa, Melissa, Patty and Jackie. We hope you all can find peace knowing that he is no longer suffering.
Sheri Harty Howe
Dec 05, 2018
So sorry for your loss Teresa and family.
LuAnn Ascheman-Adams
Dec 05, 2018
So sorry to hear about Charlie's passing. My heart goes out to all family and friends.