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  • Ray J. Bacak
    Voelkel, Gordon W. View/Sign Guest Book GORDON W. VOELKEL VICTORIA - Gordon W. Voelkel, 62, of Victoria, went to be with his Savior Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2007.
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 11, 2007
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      Voelkel, Gordon W.
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      VICTORIA - Gordon W. Voelkel, 62, of Victoria, went to be with his Savior Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2007. He was born Oct. 29, 1944, in Nordheim, to the late Whitmore and Agnes Rohan Voelkel.

      He was the proud owner of Handy Man Services for 16 years. He was also a member of Trinity Lutheran Church where he had served on the church council.  Gordon will be remembered for his generosity and loving nature which was displayed toward all he met, but particularly in his willingness to donate one of his kidneys to his sister in August 1998.

      Survivors include his wife, Allena Jean Voelkel of Victoria; daughters, Judith Covington of Smithville, Okla., and Melody Hensley of Boerne, and Melisa Wilson of Springdale, Ark.; sons, Jonathan Voelkel of Vernon, Jason Voelkel of Tomball, and Chad Voelkel of Mena, Ark.; sister, Shirley Audlit of Nordheim; brothers, Forrest Voelkel and Franklin Voelkel, both of Corpus Christi, and Jimmy Voelkel of Nordheim; 17 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

      Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, 2007 at Rosewood Funeral Chapels.  Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 13, 2007 at Trinity Lutheran Church, the Rev. Barney Matocha officiating. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Forrest Voelkel, Jimmy Voelkel, Franklin Voelkel, Zach Voelkel, Adam Voelkel, Brett Hensley, Jack Wilson, Clint Covington, and Roy Caruthers.

      Memorials may be made to Hospice of South Texas, 605 E. Locust, Victoria, Texas 77901; Trinity Lutheran Church Growth Fund, 106 N. DeLeon at Forrest, Victoria, Texas 77901; or the American Cancer Society.

      Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.mem.com.

      Arrangements are under the direction of Rosewood Funeral Chapels, 361/573-4546.

      Please sign the guestbook at obits.victoriaadvocate.com.

      Published in the Victoria Advocate on 8/11/2007.
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