Michael Thomas Voelker Sr., 62, of Crystal City died July 10, 2019, at his home. Mr. Voelker worked for the Unimin Sand Plant and the Chrysler assembly plant and was a self-employed carpenter. Born Jan. 5, 1957, in St. Louis, he was the son of Peggy (Horn) and Jack Voelker of Crystal City.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by a daughter: Kelsey (Jim) Pelikan of De Soto; a sister: Terry (Jim) Bates of Herculaneum; two grandchildren: Ella DeClue and Payton DeClue; two nephews: Tyler (Amy) Bates of Festus and Shad (Nicole) DeBoor of Imperial; and five great-nephews: Gavin DeBoor, Garrett DeBoor, Hayden Bates, Hunter Bates and Hudson Bates.
He was preceded in death by a son: Michael Thomas Voelker Jr.; and a great-niece: Claire Lynn DeBoor.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 22, at Sacred Heart Cemetery, 1204 Missouri Ave., in Crystal City, officiated by Deacon Jerry Stoverink. Memorials may be made to the St. Louis Shriners Hospital for Children or to the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Vinyard Funeral Home in Festus.