John “Chris” Woelk
AUGUST 24, 1945 – JULY 2, 2018
John Christian “Chris” Woelk, Oakwood, MO, died at home July 2, 2018 after a brief illness.
Born August 24, 1945 to John and Mary Woelk in Russell, KS. He learned farming and hard work from his father, a prominent lawyer and farmer, in Russell County. Chris served with the 25th Infantry Division in Vietnam in 1968-69. He maintained a website VietnamSoldier.com, of his photos and those of other soldiers.
Chris married Candy Grove in 1976. They operated Woelk’s Blackberries outside Lexington, MO from 1984-2004. They moved to Oakwood, MO in 2006, where Chris enjoyed his neighbors, his dog, Thai food, and Maui Jim sunglasses. Favorite activities included ping pong with friends and gardening.