Robert Voelkel to note 80th birthday with open house


Friends are invited to celebrate with Robert Voelkel of Eldridge at an open house for his 80th birthday on Sunday, June 24, from 2-5 p.m. at the Eldridge United Methodist Church, 604 S. 2nd St.

Robert Voelkel was born June 20, 1938, in Iowa County. He and his wife, Karen, were married July 10, 1960, in Richland, Iowa.

He is a retired North Scott High School mathematics instructor.

He had served as president of the North Scott Education Association. He is a charter member of Eldridge United Methodist Church, and serves on the Eldridge UMC building committee.

Bob and Karen are the parents of Kristen (Guillermo) Saenz of Mexico, Mo., Jana (Steve) Kovacic of Rapid City, Ill., Scott (Donna) Voelkel of Burke, Va., and Lynn (Nate) Smith of Delmar. They have 16 grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and three step-great-grandchildren.