Dorothy “Dottie” Pasqua Voelkel

Dorothy “Dottie” Pasqua Voelkel, age 92, passed away peacefully at Ochsner Medical Center on Monday, November 9, 2020. Born on September 24, 1928 in New Orleans, Dottie graduated from Redemptorist High School in New Orleans in 1947. Married in 1951, she was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Dottie was a long-time parishioner of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Destrehan and a lifelong resident of the New Orleans area. To know her was to share a home cooked meal in her kitchen. Her favorite pastime was visiting with family and friends.

Survivors include her sons, Thomas G. Voelkel (Louise) and Lawrence A. Voelkel (Bonnie) and grandchildren, Gregory S. Voelkel (Kelly), Lawrence A. Voelkel, Jr. and Lauren V. Brewer (Justin). She had four great-grandchildren, Alice and Jonah (Lauren) and Chase and Olivia (Greg).
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence P. Voelkel, Jr., her parents, Anthony Joseph Pasqua and Catherine Margaret Olivieri Pasqua, and her brother, John P. Pasqua.

The family thanks the medical professionals of Ochsner Medical Center and the exceptional care partners at Inspired Living for their expertise and personalized care.

Father Harry Bugler officiated a private graveside service at St. Charles Borromeo Cemetery, Destrehan, LA on Thursday, November 12, 2020.
In lieu of flowers, please consider Masses or a contribution in Dorothy’s name to the National Shrine of Blessed Father Seelos, 919 Josephine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 525-2495

Arrangements were by L. A. Muhleisen & Son Funeral Home. To share memories or condolences, please visit


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