The Voisin/Stewart Family
000371: Leo and Ella Voisin Family
February 1968

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Husband: Leo Edward Voisin
Born: 07 February 1925 in Mount Pleasant, Isabella, Michigan 1
Married: 07 May 1949 in Mount Pleasant, Isabella, Michigan 10 11
Died: 19 February 2006 in South Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 3
Father: Edward Anthony Voisin
Mother: Clara Elizabeth Schohl


Leo Edward Voisin
Wife: Ella Jean OBrien
Born: 30 November 1926 7
Died: 03 August 1997


Ella Jean (O'Brien) Voisin
Additional Information

Leo Edward Voisin:

Newspaper: 1961, Mount Pleasant, Isabella, Michigan; about graduating college with a large family 2


Dad's Engineering Degree Is 'Strictly a Co-Op Deal'

Father of 7 Will Graduate in June

Leo E. Voisin, 36-year-old father of seven children, who will graduate with a B. S. degree in electrical engineering from Michigan State University this June, gives the credit for his educational accomplishments to his family, for their wholehearted support and claims it is "strictly a co-op deal."

Voisin said he never would have been able to do it, had his family not been able to take care of themselves so well while he is away at school.

Voisin will see his ambition of working in the field of electrical engineering realized when he completes the requirements for his Bachelor of Science degree and graduates this June.

Voisin and his wife, Jean, who have been married 12 years, live with their seven children, at 304 West Illinois street. Voisin commutes back and forth to East Lansing, spending the week-ends and vacations at home with his family and week-days in East Lansing attending classes and studying.

Following his graduation from Michigan State in June, the Voisin's will move to Milwaukee where he will be associated with A. C. Sparkplug, an electronic division of General Motors.

Five of the seven Voisin children are students like their Dad. Eleven-year-old Diane is a fifth grader at Sacred Heart Academy, 10-year-old Danny is in the fourth grade at Sacred Heart, eight-year-old Dickie is a third grader at Sacred Heart, and seven-year-old Judy is a second grader at S. H. A. Six-year-old Bobby is in kindergarten at Fancher School. Betty three, and Janice, 14 months, are at home.

Mr. and Mrs. Voisin are both graduates of Sacred Heart Academy, Voisin in 1943, and Mrs. Voisin, the former Jean O'Brien, in 1944.

The couple's parents are also Mt. Pleasant residents. They are Mr. and Mrs Edmund O'Brien of Route 3, Mt. Pleasant and Mrs. Clara Voisin, 406 South College. Voisin's father was the late Ed Voisin of Voisin's Jewelry store.

After graduation from sacred Heart Academy in 1943, Voisin enlisted with the U. S. Navy, and was stationed in China for most of his three years in service. After being discharged from the Navy in 1946, he attended electronics school in Chicago, before returning to Mt. Pleasant where he was associated with Voisin's Jewlery [Jewelry] Store, in the gifts and appliances department for ten years. He also attended Central Michigan University for two years on a pre-engineering curriculum.

Voisin enrolled at Michigan State University in 1959, and has been attending school there continously [continuously], including summer school, in order to graduate this June. He states he has always been interested in electronics, and feels he will be very happy in the electrical engineering field. When asked if he found college a particular challenge at his age, he replied: "I knew what I wanted and I was determined to get it." And Voisin has done just that!

In what little spare time he has, Voisin enjoys woodworking, painting, and repairing his children's toys.

[Picture with caption:] LOOKING PROUDLY at their father Leo E. Voisin, who will graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Mcihigan [Michigan] State university this June are: Judy, seven; Dian, eleven; Betty, three, (sitting with Voisin); Bobby, six; Mrs. Voisin with Janice, 14 months; Danny, ten; and Dickie, eight. The Voisin family will move to Milwaukee following his graduation, where Voisin will be employed with an Electronic Division of General Motors.

Obituary: 22 February 2006, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 4


Voisin, Leo Edward

Of South Milwaukee. Passed away Sun., Feb. 19, 2006 at the age of 81 years. Beloved husband of the late Ella "Jean" (nee O'Brien). Dear father of Diane (the late Steve) Odam, Daniel (Jackie) Voisin, Richard (Beverly) Voisin, Judith (Gil) Suarez, Robert (Holly) Voisin, Elizabeth (Daniel) Ratliff, Janice (Larry) Winters, Nancy (Joseph) Salomone, Linda (Jay) Zielinski, Jeffrey (Lisa) Voisin, Margaret (Daniel) Hennig and James Voisin. Proud grandpa of 40 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Fond brother of 1 brother and 3 sisters. Further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Mass of Christian Burial Sat., Feb. 25, 10:30AM at Divine Mercy-College, 695 College Ave., South Milwaukee, Rev. Bob Betz celebrant. In state at the Funeral Home, Fri., Feb. 24, from 4-7PM with Vigil at 6PM, and at church on Sat., from 10-10:20AM. Entombment Holy Sepulcher Cemetery. Memorials to Friends at Boerner Bontanical Gardens, 9400 Boerner Dr. Suite 1, Hales Corners, WI 53130 appreciated.

700 Milwaukee Ave.
South Milwaukee (414) 762-0154

Grave Marker: 2006, Cudahy, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Holy Sepulcher Cemetery 5

Individual Album: 6

Ella Jean OBrien:

Grave Marker: 1997, Cudahy, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Holy Sepulcher Cemetery 8

Marriage Notes

Marriage License: 01 May 1949, Mount Pleasant, Isabella, Michigan 9


License: May 1, 1949.
Leo E. Voisin, 24, white, of Mt. Pleasant, born in Michigan, occupation electrical appliance.
Ella Jean O'Brien, 23, white, of Mt. Pleasant, born in Michigan, occupation clerk.
Both were not previously married.
Parents of groom: Edward A. Voisin and Clara E. Schohl.
Parents of bride: Edumnd J. O'Brien and Minnie Marie Hobbs.
Married: May 7, 1949 in Mt. Pleasant by Rev Leo J. Farquhason, clergyman.
Witnesses: Lawrence M. O'Brien of Mt. Pleasant and Theresa M. O'Brien of Mt. Pleasant.
--Marriage records, Isabella County, Michigan, Vol 3, p. 240, #58.

Family Album: 12

  1. Voisin, Ella Jean (O'Brien), Correspondence from Voisin, Jean (1973) [449].
  2. Local-area Newspaper, Mount Pleasant, Isabella Michigan. [9], Dad's Engineering Degree Is 'Strictly a Co-Op Deal'; article with picture; 1961; Leo and Ella Voisin family.
    Quality: 3.
  3. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; Online archives ( accessed). [11], Voisin, Leo Edward ; Obituary; 22 February 2006; copied; 15 April 2006.
    Quality: 2.
  4. Ibid., Voisin, Leo Edward ; Obituary; 22 February 2006; copied; 15 April 2006.
    Quality: 2.
  5. Jim Tipton, Find A Grave ( accessed). [303], downloaded; 3 August 2015; Leo E. Voisin, 1925-2006, Memorial 144612223.
  6. Portrait, Francisco Photography Studio archive, Clarke Historical Library, Mount Pleasant, Isabella, Michigan. [376], Leo Edward Voisin; Portrait film negative; Date Unknown; Box 6, accessed July 28, 2004.
    Quality: 3.
  7. Voisin, Ella Jean (O'Brien), Correspondence from Voisin, Jean (1973) [449].
  8. Jim Tipton, Find A Grave ( accessed). [303], downloaded; 3 August 2015; Ella J. Voisin, 1926-1997, Memorial 144612232.
  9. Marriage Records, Volume 3:; Isabella County Courthouse, Mount Pleasant, Michigan. [320], Marriage Record; 1 May 1949; p. 240, #58.
  10. Voisin, Ella Jean (O'Brien), Correspondence from Voisin, Jean (1973) [449].
  11. Marriage Records, Volume 3:; Isabella County Courthouse, Mount Pleasant, Michigan. [320], Vol 3, p. 240, #58.
  12. "Christmas letters to Jack and Ruth Voisin," Leo and Ella Voisin. [41], Various dates; location unknown.
    Quality: 2.

Citation: Mike Voisin, iSeeAncestors ( : revised January 02, 2018), Leo Edward Voisin & Ella Jean OBrien.

Revised: January 02, 2018

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