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Memorial services to be held Friday for Colorado DOC employee killed in boiler explosion

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Posted at 5:13 PM, Dec 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-11 19:13:51-05

COLORADO SPRINGS — The memorial service for the Colorado Department of Corrections employee killed in the boiler explosion at the Fremont Correction Facility will be held on Friday, December 13.

Services for 28-year-old Sgt. Joshua Voth will be held at 11 a.m. at New Life Church in Colorado Springs.

Voth was killed when a boiler inside the Fremont Correctional Facility complex blew in what investigators describe as a catastrophic failure.

He had been with the department since 2016. Voth worked as a Correctional Support Licensed Trade Supervisor, helping to teach offenders valuable trade skills.

DOC Executive Director Dean Williams said it's hard to describe the sadness they feel at Voth's loss.

“His DOC family grieves with his wife, three precious children, and all of the friends and family who loved him. He will be dearly missed, but he will never be forgotten. Our primary concern continues to be ensuring his family have the support they need, and that as a department we are able to band together during this tragic time,” Williams said.

Williams leaves behind a wife and three children, as well as other family and friends, and his fellow DOC staff members.

A GoFundMe has been created to help the family pay for expenses related to to his death.

There is also the option to contribute to the Josh Voth Memorial Fund by going to any Wells Fargo branch.

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