Loren James Voelker

Loren James Voelker

Loren James Voelker died Nov. 17, at Carson Valley Medical Center. He was 84.

Voelker was born Oct. 24, 1933, in Manhattan, Kansas, to Theodore and Vanita Voelker.

He graduated from Commerce High School in San Francisco, California in 1951, and Chabot College in Hayward, California in 1976 with his associate’s degree. He married Betty Jean Voelker in 1954 in Leavenworth, Kansas.

He served in the United States Navy as a first-class signalman on the U.S.S. Renshaw (DDE-499) during the Korean conflict from 1952 to 1955. He then worked at Western Electric from 1955 to 1958, and then as a senior supervisor at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory from 1958 until his retirement in October 1991.

He moved to Minden, Nevada, in 1995 from Livermore. He was was a member of St. Gall’s Parish, Gardnerville, Nevada. He enjoyed golf, fishing and traveling.

He is survived by five sons, Keith and Kevin Voelker (twins), Mark Voelker, Matthew Voelker and David Voelker, as well as 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife, Betty, of 61 years and his daughter, Debra Voelker.

Arrangements are by Walton’s Funerals and Cremations, Gardnerville, Nevada. His final resting place will be at St. Michael’s Cemetery, Livermore, California.