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Dr. Christopher Altman Voelker



Dr. Christopher Altman Voelker
April 6, 1915 Dubuque, Iowa - March 23, 1978 Bay City, Matagorda County, Texas
Buried Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Dubuque, Iowa

Son of Christopher Arthur Voelker, Jr. (1891 - 1956) and Edna O. Altman Voelker (1891 - 1984)

Married Helen Lucille Deming Voelker (Septembeer 12, 1916 - December 18, 2005
Daughter of Lewis B. Deming and Margaret Ryan Deming.

1920 Census - Iowa - Dubuque County - Julien Township - Seminary Street
Chris A. Voelker, Jr., age 28, b IA, Real Estate
Edna Voelker, age 28, b IA
Chris Voelker, age 4, b IA
Joseph Voelker, age 2, b IA

1930 Census - Iowa - Dubuque County - Dubuque City - Seminary Street
Christian Voelker, age 39, b IA, Married at age 24, Real Estate Dealer
Edna Voelker, age 38, b IA, Married at age 24
Christian Voelker, Jr., age 14, b IA
Joseph Voelker, age 12, b IA
Thomas Voelker, age 8, b IA

Son Chris A. Voelker, IV January 12, 1945 Eglinfield, Florida - January 19, 1957 Wharton, Wharton County, Texas
Listed on Find A Grave at both Evergreen Memorial Park, Wharton, Wharton County, Texas and Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Dubuque, Iowa
Most likely his body was moved to Iowa after the father died.

The Voelkers were living at 1712 Grace Street in Bay City at the time of Dr. Voelker's death.

In 1964, Dr. Voelker, radiologist, had an office at Matagorda General Hospital, 1115 Avenue G in Bay City.

Voelker Home, 1712 Grace Street, in 2014

Helen L. Voelker
September 12, 1916 - December 18, 2005

Helen L. Voelker, 89, of Bay City, Texas, passed away peacefully on Sunday evening, December 18, 2005, in a De Pere, Wisconsin nursing home.

Helen Lucille Deming was born September 12, 1916, in Dubuque, Iowa, and was the daughter of the late Lewis and Margaret Ryan Deming.

She was a graduate of Visitation Academy and Clarke College.

On June 27, 1941, she married Christopher Altman Voelker in their hometown of Dubuque, Iowa.

She was preceded in death by Dr. Voelker on March 23, 1978, and by their only child, Christopher Arthur Voelker, on January 17, 1957.

Mrs. Voelker was active in the Catholic Daughters of America and the Matagorda (Texas) General Hospital Auxiliary (the Pink Ladies).

Survivors include: her niece, Patricia Schlueter (James) and their children, Kathryn Trofka (Jeff), Matthew, Mark (Laurie), Paul (Wendy) Schleuter, Carolyn Bradley (Jeff) and Laura O'Connell (David); nephew, David Deming (April), and their children, Candace Bates (Josh), Anne, Nicole and Carolyn Deming; and a nephew Dennis Deming (Sandi), and their son, Janse.

Her religion was the most important thing in her life followed closely by her desire for self-sufficiency and independence.

The loss of her husband and son and a variety of health problems became opportunities for spiritual growth.

She embraced life with a wonderful sense of humor. As a faith-filled Roman Catholic, she was an outstanding role model in everything she said and did.

Friends may call at Resurrection Catholic Church, Hilltop Drive in Allouez, Wisconsin, from 11 a.m. until noon on Thursday, December 22, 2005.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at noon at the church, with the Bishop Robert Morneau, officiating.

Burial will be held on Friday at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery, Dubuque, Iowa.

Please visit to send online condolences to the Voelker and Deming families.

Ryan Funeral Home of De Pere, Wisconsin, is in charge of arrangements. (866) 365-7926

Bay City Tribune, December 21, 2005


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