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Mrs. George Volkert (Jennie Wagner) 1868-1940


Posted By: Janet Koozer (email)
Date: 10/15/2008 at 16:32:03

Mrs. George Volkert Called By Death Sunday

Again this week we are called upon to chronicle the passing of one of Lansing's pioneer mothers, as death came early Sunday evening to Mrs. George Volkert at her home on North Second street. She had been in bed for nineteen months after suffering a paralytic stroke, during which time her condition kept failing and on several occasions was alarming to her family and friends.

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She was born Jennie Wagner in Lansing, June 16, 1868, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wagner, early residents here. Her education was received in the I. C. school and on April 19, 1894, she was married to Mr. George Volkert, who besides their two sons, Leo G. of La Crosse, and Herbert E., of Spirit Lake, mourn the loss of a loving wife and kind mother. She was a lifelong member of I. C. church, a good Christian woman, true friend and neighbor. She is the last of a family of five girls and one boy to pass on, her only other sister, Mrs. Clara Garzon, passing away last Monday, March 11th, in Minneapolis,just six days before Mrs. Volkert.

The funeral services were held this (Wednesday) morning at Immaculate Conception church, the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Haxmeier offered the Reqhiem Mass and saying the prayers at the graveside. Burial was in Gethsemane with the following friends carrying her mortal remains to their final resting place; Peter and William Spinner, George Scholtes, D. A. Holmes, Frank Hilkin and R. A. Dunlevy.


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