May 15, 1946---Jul 04, 2022

Robert James Voelker, Sr., 76, of Overland Park, KS, passed away Monday, July 4, 2022.  Rosary at 6:30 PM, with visitation from 7-9:00 PM, Thursday, July 7, 2022 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 11300 West 103rd Street, Overland Park, KS.  Funeral Mass will be 10:00 AM Friday, July 8, 2022 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church.  Burial at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Ratown, MO.

Jim was born May 15, 1946, the son of Robert Eugene Voelker & Mary Theodora Voelker, in Kansas City, MO.  He graduated from DeLaSalle High School in 1964 and from Rockhurst University in 1969.  He worked for the Kansas City MO school district as a history teacher and coach for both boys and girls sports for 45 years.  Aside from his job, Jim was actively involved in Boy Scouts, The Tribe of Mic-O-Say, Oak Park PTA, SMS Booster Club in 2001-2002 and RCIA.  He was a member of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church for 35 years.  Through Jim's involvement and leadership in high school, youth sports and Boy Scouts he had a profound impact on many young people's lives and development.   
 
He is preceded in death by his wife of over 39 year, Paula Voelker.  He is survived by children, daughter, Annaliese Voelker; son, Robert Voelker, Jr.; son, William Frederick Voelker and Wife Kendra Sue Voelker and their children Colton James, Ava Marie and Lincoln Alexander; brother, Mark Voelker and wife Pam and his loving extended family.

 



Condolences

Veronica Burks Jul 06 ,2022

Westport HS friend & Student ,Kansas City ,Missouri

Condolences to the family. He was a Great teacher and friend! He will never be forgotten! Always a Westport Tiger πŸ… God Bless You All πŸ™

Elizabeth Voelker Lyins Jul 06 ,2022

Cousin ,Greenville ,South Carolina

Prayers to all the family. We loved Jim for his wonderful outgoing personality, his love for history and all the students he taught and coached for close to 40 years. He was an extraordinary example for us all. He adored his family and we will always miss him! Love to all, Cousin Betty.

Fr Richard W Frank Jul 06 ,2022

friend and fellow member of Civil War Roundtable ,Jefferson City ,Missouri

I first met Jim when I joined the Kansas City Civil War Roundtable around 2011. We always sat at the same table. He was always friendly and enjoying conversing about anything. I could tell he was a faithful Catholic and would sometimes ask me as a priest questions in regard to the Church and Church teaching. I will pray for eternal rest and peace for him. Fr. Richard W. Frank

Darryl and Laurie Osipik Jul 07 ,2022

Friends and automotive repair shop ,Merriam ,Kansas

Prayers to your family. We have known and enjoyed Jim for many years and Paula as well. We enjoyed hearing his stories of family and his military reenactments. What always stood out was Jim's kindness. He will be missed.

Fr Richard W Frank Jul 07 ,2022

friend & member of CW Roundtable ,Jefferson City ,Missouri

I am sorry to hear of Jim's death. May he rest in peace. I got to know him from sitting at the same table at the dinner meetings of the Kansas City Civil War Roundtable. I always enjoyed our conversations. I could tell from his remarks and questions that he was a faithful Catholic. I will miss him. I have been praying for him and will remember him at Mass on Friday, July 8.

William Thurman Jul 08 ,2022

Friends ,Harrisonville ,Missouri

Jim left a lasting impression with me. He was as finest a man as God created, I will miss him greatly, was so much fun at all the civil war reenactments. May God Bless his family in this time of grief

Tracy Peter Jul 08 ,2022

Friend and colleague at Westport High School ,Odessa ,Missouri

I am still finding it hard to believe that I won’t be seeing his smile and hearing his laugh on the earth again. He truly was one of a kind. I miss him so much already.

Ashley Goeller Jul 12 ,2022

Friend ,North Kansas City ,Missouri

Dale and I are greatly saddened to hear of Jim's passing. He always had a smile and a story to share from either his teaching career or his latest stamp find. He will truly be missed at the next stamp auction. Hugs to you and your family, Ashley

Louis Rodemann Jul 13 ,2022

taught Robert at De La Salle High School ,Kansas City ,Missouri

I have good memories of Robert at De La Salle in the early to mid 60's. He was a student in homeroom, Religion and Geometry. I am a Christian Brother and still live in the Kansas City area. My prayers are for Robert and all of his family. Peace and Blesings.

Services

Event:
Rosary
Location:
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
Address:
11300 West 103rd Street
City:
Overland Park
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66214
Date:
Jul 07 ,2022
Time:
6:30 PM
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Event:
Funeral Mass
Location:
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
Address:
11300 West 103rd Street
City:
Overland Park
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66214
Date:
Jul 08 ,2022
Time:
10:00 AM
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