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Harold Voelker

July 14, 2012
Fairmont Sentinel

LEWISVILLE - Funeral services for Harold "Archie" Voelker, 86, Madelia, Minn., formerly of Lewisville, Minn., will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 16, 2012, at Zion Lutheran Church, Lewisville, Minn., with Rev. Brian Thorson officiating. Interment will be at the church cemetery with full military honors by the Lewisville American Legion Post 561.

Visitation will be held 2-4 p.m. Sunday, July 15, 2012, at Zaharia Family Funeral & Cremation Service of Truman, and one hour before the services in the church. Archie died Thursday, July 12, 2012, at Luther Memorial Home in Madelia.

Harold Henry Voelker was born May 29, 1926, in rural Martin County to Herman and Lena (Saxen) Voelker. He was baptized on June 6, 1926, and confirmed on May 5, 1940, both at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Truman. Archie attended parochial school at St. Paul's Lutheran School in Truman. Archie served his country during the Korean Conflict and was honorably discharged in 1954. On April 8, 1956, Archie was united in marriage to Lucille Karau at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Truman. Archie worked for the Bosshart Company in Truman as a truck driver for the majority of his adult life. He retired at 65 years old. Archie helped various farmers after his retirement. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Lewisville, where he held numerous offices. Archie was a member of the Lewisville American Legion Post 561 and the Korean War Vets in Fairmont. He was very involved in the Lewisville community, where he served as mayor, city clerk, on City Council and on the Lewisville Ambulance Squad. Archie loved calling bingo and watching Wheel of Fortune.

Archie is survived by his wife of 56 years, Lucy Voelker, Madelia, Minn.; two sons, Steven and Kathy of East Grand Forks, Minn., James and Jodi of Rosemount, Minn.; three grandsons, Justin (Amy), Jared (Kayla) and Tyler; one great grandson, Caleb.

Archie was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Lillian Will; and one brother, Marvin Voelker.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are preferred.



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