Wesley P. Voelkel, 88, Dubois

Wesley VoelkelWesley P. Voelkel, 88, of Dubois, died Sunday (August 21) at Brookside Village Health Care Center in Jasper. He was born in Dubois December 30, 1927, to John and Goldie (Comstock) Voelkel. He married Doris Blessinger November 16, 195,7 in St. Peter’s United Church of Christ in Dubois.

Wesley served with the U.S. Army in Korea as a tank operator, worked at the Indiana Cabinet Company in Dubois for 30 years, and retired from Kimball International after
12 years. He was a member of St. Peter’s Church in Dubois and enjoy and American Legion Post No. 147. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, and reading his bible.

He is survived by his wife, Doris Voelkel; three daughters, Carla Durcholz, Huntingburg, Sharon Brames, Nokomis, Florida, and Donna Haase and husband Michael, Jasper; six grandchildren; Daniel Durcholz and wife Emily, Nicole Durcholz, Tyler and Ryan Brames, Eric Haase, and Kevin Hasse and wife Maria; two great-grandchildren,
Traycen and Carlie Haase; and three sisters, Faye Rhienhart, Bowling Green, and Wilma Hall and Ella Himsel, both of Dubois.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers, John Ray and Stanley Voelkel, and Clarence Voelkel, who died in infancy, and one sister, Gladys Ferrell.

Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Peter’s Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the church or to a favorite charity. Funeral services at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church with burial following in the church cemetery. Rev. John Sterrett will officiate. American Legion Post 147 will conduct military graveside rites.

in Dubois with burial to follow in
St. Peter’s Cemetery. The Rev. John Sterrett will officiate. American Legion Post
# 147 will conduct military grave side rites.

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