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Henry I. Voelker

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29 January 1881 - 25 April 1975
Conference Cane: 1973
Age at death: 94 years, 2 months

Henry I. Voelker

Rev. Henry I. Voelker, 94, of Detroit, a retired member of the Detroit Conference, died April 25 at Jennings Hospital. Born January 29, 1881, Petoskey, MI. He was pastor emeritus of Zion United Methodist Church and district superintendent of the Evangelical Church. Licensed by the Michigan Conference 1904. Ordained deacon, 1906; elder, 1910. Itinerancy, 1906. Pastorates: Nashville 1904-07; Buchanan 1907-09; Marshall 1909-10; Saginaw 1910-12; Portage Prairie 1912-16; Kalamazoo 1916-20. Presiding Elder: Grand Rapids District, 1920-26; Kalamazoo District, 1926-28. Pastor: Detroit Mack 1928-32; Cass City 1932-33; Flint First 1933-40; Mack Avenue 1940. President of Conference Board of Examiners, Treasurer Conference Missionary Society, Conference Treasurer, Conference Trustee 1923-28. Delegate to General Conference 1922, 1926, 1930. Member of the Conference Board of Church Extension. Mr. Voelker is survived by a son, Dr. Paul H. Voelker, a brother, a sister, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Mr. Voelker will be in state at the Verheyden Funeral Home, 16300 Mack, Grosse Pointe Park. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

- Detroit Annual Conference minutes of 1975, p. 1783