Eugene Voelkel, retired Lt. Col. US Army, died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014. Eugene was born on a farm outside of Rutersville to Ruby and Leon Voelkel. He grew up active in 4H and FFA. He went to high school in La Grange then worked his way through Texas A&M on the university hog farm. It was while he was there that he met Jane Ross who was attending Texas Woman’s University. They were married on New Year’s Eve in 1957. Eugene graduated in 1957, and was commissioned in the Army. He served two tours in Vietnam.He is survived by his wife, Jane, his sister, Emogene Boehm, his daughter and son-inlaw, Claudette and Dan Fette, his daughter, Janet Voelkel, his grandsons Aaron, Gabriel and wife Molly, and Ben Fette, andgreat-grandson Scott Bennett. His memorial service was held on Friday, Dec. 5 at 11 a.m. A graveside service was held on Saturday, Dec. 6 at 11 at the Rutersville Cemetery.