Charles Voelker passes away - Cowsmo

Charles Voelker passes away

Charles H. Voelker, 58, of Perryville, died July 22, 2018 at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau, MO.

He was born February 27, 1960 in Perryville, MO, son of Chalmer H. and Evelyn A. (Doll) Voelker. He married Nancy M. Davis on July 30, 1983. She survives in Perryville, MO.

Charles was a dairy farmer. He was a member of Christ the Savior Catholic Church and Holy Name Society in Brewer, Knights of Columbus Council 1263, Missouri Farm Bureau, Missouri Dairy Association Board member, Missouri Brown Swiss Association, former President and Director of the National Brown Swiss Association. Distinguished Dairy Breeder of the Missouri Dairy Hall of Honors. He was winner of the 2016 National Brown Swiss Active Master Breeder Award and Dairy Producer for Praire Farms Coop.

Other survivors include two daughters and three sons, Katie (Darin) Hill of Cattaraugus, New York, Suzanne (Matt) Schamburg and Chad (Danielle) Voelker all of Perryville, Dayne Voelker MD of Rochester, MN and Grant Voelker of Perryville, one sister, Janet Voelker of Evansville, Indiana, four grandchildren, Blake, Garrett and Averi Hill and Mollie Schamburg and three expecting grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Gary Voelker and one sister, Susan Voelker.

Visitation will be held at Young & Sons Funeral Home on Thursday, July 26 from 4:00 – 9:00 pm and on Friday from 6:30 – 9:20 am with a rosary at 8:30 am. He will then be taken to Christ the Savior Catholic Church for Mass at 10:00 am with Rev. Rich Wehrmeyer CM officiating.

Memorials preferred to National Brown Swiss Junior Program, Perryville FFA or Perryville 4-H Club.

Young & Sons Funeral Home, Inc. in Perryville, MO provided the arrangements.

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