Gilbert's Army Picture
Gilbert Henry Voecks
  • 92 years old
  • Date of birth: Mar 8, 1921
  • Place of birth:
    Norfolk, Nebraska, United States
  • Date of passing: Apr 28, 2013
  • Place of passing:
    Norfolk, Nebraska, United States
Let the memory of Gilbert be with us forever

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Gilbert Voecks. Gilbert proudly served his country in the US Army from 1942 to 1945. We will remember him forever.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Betsy Finley on 28th April 2016

"Still miss this good man. He was a great uncle who always found time to have fun with his nieces and nephews. I can only imagine the party my deceased relatives are having in heaven. Makes my journey on earth worth it, knowing I'll be with them again someday. At least I hope I'm worthy of being with them again."

This tribute was added by Jeanne Fontenot on 10th March 2016

"Happy Birthday Dad (a little late just like all your cards!).  I've been thinking about you.  I miss you Dad.  I wish I could watch a western with you.  Or go golfing or play cards, really any of the things you enjoyed doing.  Happy 95th Birthday I hope your celebrating somewhere!"

This tribute was added by Mary Vaughn on 9th March 2016

"Happy birthday, Dad.  I still miss you so much and think of you all the time. Life just isn't the same without you."

This tribute was added by Clara Divis on 23rd May 2015

"My sister, Kristy and I were just talking about Mr. Voecks today because Louise posted a picture of our house on 3rd street.  I am so sorry to hear of his passing, but I am sure he is dancing up a storm in heaven with your mom and talking about the good ole neighborhood with my parents.  
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family as each year passes you can continue to celebrate his life.

Hugs
Clara Divis"

This tribute was added by Mary Vaughn on 28th April 2015

"Dad
It doesn't seem that long ago that Lindy and I came and celebrated your 92nd birthday with you.  But then I think back about all the days that I think of you, miss you and they add up to a lot.  

Since you've been gone I've realized that the social highlight of my life was spending time with you in Norfolk and playing cards with you and Aunt Pat.  Now that you are both gone, I realized that perhaps it wasn't very smart of me to tie my social life so much to your generation.  No matter what life just isn't the same without you - just not as much joy as when you were here.

I have a picture of you by my bed and I say good night to you every time I look at it and tell you how much I love you and miss you.  You gave me a great life and for that I will be forever grateful.  Just wish that you were still here so that I could tell you in person.

So much love in my heart for you."

This tribute was added by Jeanne Fontenot on 28th April 2015

"Hi Dad I can't believe it's been 2 years.  So much has changed and also stayed the same.  I can still hear your voice clearly and Moms too for that matter.  I was sad to see Aunt Pat go in February but I'm so glad she's with all of you now and not in pain any longer.  Life is very different without the 2 of you...Norfolk seems less like home but it is home and will always be home.  Know that I'm always thinking about you and wishing for things that will never be.  I love you Dad! And my life is better for having had you in it for so many years."

This tribute was added by Kathy Menard on 28th April 2015

"I can't believe it's been two years since your passing, Uncle Gib.  And now our beloved Aunt Pat has joined you and Bet and Dad in Heaven.  We miss you all so much.  All of you added a spark to our lives that has carried with us throughout our growing and adulthood.  You all did a fine job and I think you'd be proud of each of us.  We are individuals and yet all share the same bond. I believe we've carried on the family ties as best we can and for that legacy we thank you. We miss you all so very much."

This tribute was added by Joseph OTTO on 8th April 2015

"Dear My Uncle Gib,

Wow, It has been two years, were did it go.  My wonderful Mother, passed away on February 01, 2015. I know that she is with you all, but boy I really do miss her very much. A tear is running down my face as I'm typing this so I know she is with you all. I feel her presents some days, I can smell, since her presents around me. I know that my family feels the same way. How do you express that to people, if you have not gone through it , then how do you know how I feel.   Yesterday, was my Mother's Birthday, She would have been 85. It does not seem real, she was always their when you needed her. A wonderful beautiful women, that would give you anything you wanted and feed you until your heart was full of love.  God I miss her deeply, her laugh, her touch. God Bless you Mom. I miss you,  Until we me again, I Love You   Love, Joseph    Thanks Gib, for understand and listening ?    I Know you are there?"

This tribute was added by Mary Vaughn on 8th March 2015

"Happy Birthday Dad!  I so wish you were here so that we could celebrate together.  Things just aren't the same without you.  I miss you terribly but so very glad for all the fond memories that we have.  Love you forever and then some."

This tribute was added by Barbara Benson on 8th March 2015

"Happy Birthday Gil, I miss you and all our Saturday morning phone calls...always beginning with "How's my favorite Brother in Law?" You would always respond "Fine and How's my favorite Sister in Law?". We'd laugh and talk about the weather, etc. Heaven got sweeter when you arrived. Looking forward to seeing you and being with you for all eternity. With much love, your favorite sister-in-law, Barbara"

This tribute was added by Jeanne Fontenot on 8th March 2015

"Happy Birthday Dad!!! I miss you! Your sense of humor especially!! I'm always remembering all the goofy things you did.  I am so lucky you were my Dad and taught me how to laugh even when it's hard to do. Love you always Dad!!  And always have a smile on my face thanks to you!"

This tribute was added by Mary Vaughn on 5th June 2014

"Today would have been my mom's 90th birthday.  She was born June, 5, 1924.  Hard to believe that she has been gone for almost 35 years but so glad that we had the time with her that we did.  She was the love of my dad's life so it seemed fitting that I leave a tribute to her on his memorial space."

This tribute was added by Mary Vaughn on 29th April 2014

""I am not a body, I am free for I am still as God created me."  So glad to know that you are still with us dad even if I can't see you.  Sure do miss talking to you and visiting with you."

This tribute was added by Barbara Benson on 28th April 2014

"Every Saturday morning I would call Gil from Seattle and address him as "my favorite brother in law" and ask how he was. He would respond with a greeting to his "favorite sister in law" and a hefty laugh. I truly miss those calls and hearing his voice. I was able to attend his 80th birthday party.   My eyes are tearing up just thinking about him. I just talked to my sister Lois and she reminded me about his passing. Heaven just got sweeter. We'll be together for all eternity."

This tribute was added by Kathy Menard on 28th April 2014

"Uncle Gib,
Missing you today as much as a year ago.  It simply doesn't seem like a whole year has gone by.  Love ya.  Say hi to all our loved ones."

This tribute was added by Betsy Finley on 28th April 2014

"Uncle Gib will always be missed.  I can't believe it's been a year since he's left us to be with his Maker and the rest of our wonderful family.  Thankfully, the Finleys, Ottos, and Voecks taught all of us the importance of family, so we'll always live on whether we are together in person or just in our hearts.  Imagine the huge party we'll have when we are all reunited in heaven."

This tribute was added by Gerry Voecks on 9th March 2014

"Dad's birthday was most important because it marked the beginning of the Voecks, Finley and Otto family of spring birthdays. I remember (don't ask what year, for crying out loud) Aunt Pat planned a March and April birthday party (her's included) for all the family recipients. Needless to say, there wasn't enough room on Aunt Pearl's Chocolate Cake for, I believe at the time, 21 names. Astrologically speaking, it's a wonder any of us agreed on anything. The fire sign of Aries had to influence most of our 'angelic' behavior. NOT. It was and always will be  Dad's humble gentleness that will keep us in line. Without a raised voice, he was heard loud and clear. Thank you, Dad, for leading us in the right direction(s). Love, Gerry"

This tribute was added by Joseph OTTO on 9th March 2014

"Uncle Gib,

Just wanted to Wish you a Happy Birthday from the Otto Family. Miss you very much. Mom and Dad say Hi, and there is not a day that goes by that we don't think about you. Tell everyone the we miss them all to. Give HUGS AND KISSES.  We will see you again, and when we do, we will have a Great Game of "PITCH".  LOVE YOU"

This tribute was added by Patrick Finley on 9th March 2014

"Happy Birthday uncle Gib !!!
You are missed !!"

This tribute was added by Mary Vaughn on 8th March 2014

"Today is the 93rd anniversary of my dad's birthday.  I wish that he was here to celebrate it with us.  Lindy and I were in Norfolk to celebrate his 92nd birthday last year.

I love him so much and miss him every day."

This tribute was added by Joseph OTTO on 28th December 2013

"My Uncle Gib was one of a kind. Very loving, caring, Very understanding man. He would give you anything you asked for. He would always honk the horn to his vehicle every time he would pass buy my mother and fathers house.  God I miss that very much! We would, as a family, laugh, cry, play cards, eat, talk, what a true family does. Its not the same with out him here.  But I know I will see him again, and every one else will be at the table too.   I can not wait to see them all again?? God Bless You Gib,  Until that day comes, " I Love You ""

This tribute was added by Jeanne Fontenot on 14th November 2013

"I was so lucky to have him for my Dad for 47 years that it still doesn't seem possible someone so full of life and who seemed like he would live forever isn't with us anymore.  Even when I drive his CRV to work everyday looking at the little ball on the antennae that Dad placed there I think about how goofy he is and much fun it will be the next time I see him.  Till then Dad.  I love you."

This tribute was added by sherry Grusd on 8th November 2013

"As A little girl he was my first love.  He carried me around on his shoulders and was always a kind and gentle man."

This tribute was added by sherry Grusd on 8th November 2013

"As a little girl uncle Gib was my first love.  He carried me around on his shoulders and was alway fun and such a kind man."

This tribute was added by Judi Voecks on 7th November 2013

""By Larry
Today is Veterans Day. There will be special a dedication today at the Vets Home which will honor in perpetuity The 3 Voecks brothers, WWII Vets with a bench in their honor. My Dad, a favorite uncle and another uncle, a purple heart recipient I only know from photos and stories. May their service and contribution always be remembered""

This tribute was added by Lindy Vaughn on 3rd November 2013

"My Grandpa was always a lot of fun. I always loved doing things with him because he was cheerful and had a way of making those around him a little bit happier just by being present. I'll never forget the time he went bar hopping with me in downtown Denver on my birthday. Not many girls can say they've done that with their grandpa. He was always game for just about anything."

This tribute was added by Betsy Finley on 1st November 2013

"Gib was the uncle who did things with us kids.  I loved when he'd take us to see the Christmas decorations in Norfolk, or taking a hike along the river at TaHaZooka, or climbing the hills at Virges Park.  He loved his card games, and was a fierce competitor, but he'd teach you along the way what not to do.  I miss his youthful attitude he held until the day God called him home.  Luv U Gib."

This tribute was added by Kathy Menard on 1st November 2013

"Uncle Gib was a kid at heart.  He was always the one who took all of us cousins on little adventures-hill climbing, sledding, walks along the river.  His energy never ceased to amaze me.  He had a quiet spirit about him and yet a zest for life.  I loved him and I miss him.  I thank him for all the good memories."

This tribute was added by Patrick Finley on 1st November 2013

"Uncle Gib,
I thank you for your humor you were always so funny and jovial.
I thank you for teaching me how to play pitch. I miss you and Aunt Betty.
Love always
Patrick"

This tribute was added by Mary Vaughn on 31st October 2013

"My dad taught me many lessons in life that helped me be successful, happy, and a loving person. He took me to work with him when he was selling cookies.  That experience along with helping him with chores around the house taught me the joy of working collaboratively.  I dedicated a book that I wrote to him, my first mentor in the business world. I wouldn't be where I am today without him."


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