Arthur L. Voelker
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Arthur L. Voelker
  • July 9, 1924 - January 21, 2017
  • Hoagland, Indiana

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Arthur L. "Art" Voelker, 92, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, January 21, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, he was the son of Louis and Frieda Voelker.

Art graduated from North Side High School class of 1942. He served two tours of duty in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Arthur worked for General Electric for 45 years retiring in 1987 and was a member of the GE Quarter Century Club.

He was an active member for over 65 years at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, serving several terms as congregation president and often was asked to be part of leadership boards for the church and the school. He also served as a board member of Concordia Lutheran High School for over 20 years. He was active in the Southside Optimist Club after retiring from GE.

Art met his wife Joann Springer when he opened a door for her one day when entering work at GE. They enjoyed 61 years of marriage. Surviving are his wife and four children, Lori (Edwin) Schultz of Rochester, MN; Mark (Kate) Voelker of Mishawaka, IN; Marcia (Robert) Shriner of Kendallville, IN; and Amy (Joseph) Kissinger of Markle, IN. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren, Emily (Jonathan) Meyer; Tom Schultz; Bethany Schultz; Margaret Voelker; Patrick Voelker; Mary Voelker; Michael Voelker; Alicia (Brian) Fetter; Rebekah Shriner; Christa (Justin) Farrell; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by brothers Louis and Clifford Voelker and sister Rosella Webber.

Service is 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 25, 2017, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church on West Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne. Pastor Thomas Eggold officiating. Friends can visit one hour prior to service. Visitation will also be from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, January 24, 2017, at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home, 6424 Winchester Road. Memorials to Emmanuel Lutheran Church Worship for Shut-Ins, 917 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN. www.klaehnfahlmeltonfunerals.com