July 6, 1926 - January 19, 2017
Charles J. Volpenhein, Sr., 90, of Covington, KY, passed away on Thursday, January 19, 2017. Charles was a Veteran of the US Army where he earned the rank of PFC during WWII. He retired as the Director for the Covington, KY Department of Parks and Recreation after 27 years of service and he was a member of St. Benedict Church and the St. Benedict Holy Name Society. Charles served as Secretary for the Mother of God Cemetery Board for 26 years and he was a board member for over 35 years. He liked to follow his grandchildren’s sports and school activities and he enjoyed going to the race track and casino. He was proud to be a grauate of Xavier University. Charles was preceded in death by his wife: Jeanette Bihl Volpenhein; brothers: Edward Volpenhein, Whitey Volpenhein and Frank Volpenhein and sisters: Catherine Robke and Mary Fritz. Charles is survived by his daughter: Jenny (Bill) Stenger; sons: Charlie (Cheryl) Volpenhein, Mark (Kathy) Volpenhein, Phil (Karen) Volpenhein and Kevin (Dotty) Volpenhein; sister: Clara Betty McMannon; 18 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. A visitation will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at St. Benedict Church, 338 East 17th Street, Covington, KY 41014 from 10:00 A.M. until the Memorial Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 A.M. Interment: Mother of God Cemetery. Memorials suggested to St. Benedict Holy Name Society Scholarship Fund C/O St. Benedict Church. Online condolences may be expressed on Facebook or at ConnleyBrothersFuneralHome.com
To the Volpenhein family: A wonderful man created an even more wonderful family and I am so happy to know the Volpenhein’s. I hope you find some comfort during this time and know that I am thinking of you all.
Mr. Charles Volpenhein always impressed me as a person of dignity and compassion. He was my first boss when I began to work as a Goebel Park playground supervisor and I appreciated his kindness to me.
Dear Volpenhein Family,
Northern Kentucky has lost one of its greatest community leaders. I offer you my deepest sympathy and prayers on the passing of Charlie. He brought much life to this world and helped many. May he rest in peace.
To the Entire Volpenhein Family
When I was a kid, I knew Charlie from our old neighborhood, on Philadelphia Street in Covington. After we moved to Latonia, I started seeing Charlie at the Kroger Store on 15th and Madison where I worked for many years.
MR. Volpenhein, as I knew him, was as kind of a person as I have ever met. He will surely be missed. He is in our prayers.