In Memory

David L. Voelker

David L. Voelker

  David L. Voelker

Indianapolis - David L. Voelker, 72, of Indianapolis, IN passed away on March 25, 2018. He was much loved by his spouse and partner, Nell Voelker, and children Chris Voelker (Melissa) and Jennie Voelker. David was the proud and loving grandfather of Nathan, Justin, and Meghan. He was preceded in death by his son, D. Scott Voelker. David was born in Ft. Wayne, IN and graduated from Manchester College and Ball State University. He had the gift of connecting with people. This was evident in his participation in Rainmakers Networking Group, Christian Business Men's Connection and as a board member of the Unleavened Bread Cafe. Visitation will be Friday, March 30, 2018, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm at New Hope Presbyterian Church, 12550 Brooks School Rd, Fishers, with the funeral immediately following at 1:00 pm. Memorial donations may be made to Unleavened Bread Cafe, 3001 Central Ave, Indianapolis, IN, 46205.

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Mar. 29, 2018


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03/29/18 05:24 PM #1    

Janet Steward (Uncapher)

I am so sorry to hear that Dave Voelker passed away.  It was such a shock.  I just talked to him a few months ago when we had a class get-together at Takoaka Restaurant.  It was so good to re-connect with him and meet his lovely wife.  Dave was always a really great guy and very friendly.  He will surely be missed.

03/30/18 09:11 PM #2    

Scott W. Pitser

How very sad to learn of the passing of Dave.  He played trombone in the marching band and was always happy.  His mother would prepare my wild game (rabbits, quail  etc) because my mom would not let them in the kitchen let alone cook them.  The summer of our Junior year in college was spent driving to Vandalia Ohio, on Fri nights to visit our girlfriends.  Later to become our wives.  That four speed corvair burned up the roads every weekend.  I rember with sadness when Nel and Dave's first child Scott was killed when he was involved in an accident while taking drivers training.  

We certainly had fun enjoying the freedom of youth back in the day.  I will always have the memories of the time we spent together.  Prayers and blessings go to Nel and the family.  Scottie

04/01/18 03:50 PM #3    

James R. Hawk

It seems fitting that I am writing a eulogy for my friend Dave on Easter day.  We were baptized as babies on the same day at Bethany Presbyterian Church.  We were in the same Sunday school class together, along with another classmate, Ned Crapser, for all of our formative years.  We went to different elementary schools but rejoined forces at North Side.  We were fast friends and even though we went to different Universities, saw each other as often as possible.  I met Nell while visiting Dave at Manchester College.  What a lovely person she is.

We had great fun in band as Dave played the trombone and I the cornet.  We marched at all of the football games and played in the annual concert.  We joined smaller bands whenever we had the chance.  I remember his father's wonderful clock collection down in the basement of their home.  After college, I was drafted and spent a year in Vietnam.  Dave landed in Indianapolis and I found a job in St. Louis that eventually took me around the world so we lost touch.  I hoped to see him at our 50th reunion but he did not attend.

Dave was a wonderful person and I just know he is now with his Son, Scott, in heaven.  May the Lord give comfort to Nell, his children and all those of us with heavy hearts.

Jim Hawk


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