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Star Press;
Services Held for Norway's Frank A. Volz, Monday
Frank Anton Volz

Norway: Frank A. Volz, 88, long-time resident of the Norway community, died Friday morning, October 3, 1980, at Mercy hospital in Cedar Rapids. Son of Joseph and Barbara Lickteig Volz, he was born January 2, 1892 at Leota, Kansas. At the age of 19 he came to Iowa to seek employment. On Sept. 8, 1915, he married Kathryn Sevening, who preceded him in death May 14, 1979. They farmed west of Norway until 1949 when they retired to their home in Norway.

Mr. Volz was a past member of the Norway school board, former board director of Lenox Insurance, Mayor and council member of the Town of Norway, trustee and member of St. Michael’s Catholic church, and a member of St. Joseph’s Court 1360, Catholic Order of Foresters, Norway. He is survived by the following children: Mrs. Clem (Lorene) Oberreuter, Marengo; Vernon, Carter Lake, Iowa; Clarence, Amana; Mrs. Leonard (Hazel) Stallman, Fairfax; Loretta Schmidt and David, Norway; Mrs. Robert (Mary) Zinkula, Mt. Vernon; 33 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren and two great-great-children; one brother, Joseph, Cresco; two sisters, Philomena Centliver and Ana Rockers, both of Colorado Springs, Colo. Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by one son, Wilbert, and two grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Monday Oct. 6, at 10 am at St. Michael’s church, with the Rev. Robert J. Saunders officiating. Burial was in St. Michael’s cemetery, Norway.

Lector was David Volz. Ushers were Ralph Schulte and Arthur Schulte. Bruce Volz was soloist and Mrs. William Becker, organist. Pallbearers were Donald Volz, Gary Volz, James Volz, Ronald Stallman, Thomas Zinkula and Marvin Stallman. Mass servers were Chad Schulte, Scott Schulte, William Brockschink and Greg Brecht.

Arrangements were by George Brosh, Norway.

{Submitter comment: This was my great grandfather.}
Submitted on Jan 12, 2003 by
John Oberreuter, johnob@vtc.net

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Star Press;
Mrs. Frank Volz' Funeral Held May 17, 1979
Kathryn Bertha Sevening

Norway: Funeral Services were held Thursday, may 17, 1979, at 10 am at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Norway, for Mrs. Frank (Kate) Volz, 83, who died Monday, May 14, at Mercy Hospital in Cedar Rapids.

She died following surgery, after being a patient there for a week. Rev. Fr. Robert Saunders, Fr. Barnes and Fr. Mannhardt officiated. A daughter of Jacob and Lean Smith-Sevening, she was born August 31, 1895, on a farm west of Norway. She was married to Frank Volz on September 8, 1915 at St. Michael’s Church, Norway. They made their home where she was born for 54 years, before moving to Norway in 1949. Mrs. Volz was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic church and social rosary circle.

Surviving in addition to her husband are three sons, Vernon, Carter Lake; Clarence, Amana, and David of Norway; four daughters, Lorene Oberreuter, marengo; hazel Stallman, Fairfax; Loretta Schmidt, Norway and Mary Zinkula, Mt. Vernon. There are 33 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

Preceding here in death was one son, Wilbert, and two granddaughters. Mrs. William Becker was organist. Acolytes were Steven and Douglas Brecht, Aaron Voelker and Tom Zumsande. A Grandson, Bruce Volz, soloist, sang “Let There Be Peace on Earth”, “The Old Rugged Cross”, and “The Lord’s Prayer”. The rosary was recited on Wednesday afternoon by the social rosary circle and the Forester women, and in the evening by Fr. Saunders.

Casket Bearers were Ronald Stallman, Dennis Schmidt; Donald Volz, James Volz, Gary Volz, and Thomas Zinkula who were all grandsons. Burial was in St. Michael’s cemetery, Norway. George Brosh Funeral Service, Norway was in Charge.

Mrs. Volz’ son, David, was lector at the services.

{Submitter comment: This was my great grandmother.}
Submitted on Jan 12, 2003 by
John Oberreuter, johnob@vtc.net

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