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Volkert, Wesley (Bud) 1924-2008

VOLKERT, HUMMEL, ROHLK, BUCK, NICODMUS, DREEZEN

Posted By: Janet M Schuldt (email)
Date: 10/1/2017 at 12:47:55

Cherokee Chronicle Tines, Cherokee, Cherokee, Iowa Thursday, April 17, 2008

Wesley (Bud) Volkert Funeral services for Wesley "Bud" Volkert, 83, of Aurelia, will be Friday, April 18, 2008, at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Aurelia with Pastor Larry Lemke officiating. Burial will be in the Holstein Cemetery. Visitation will be today from 3.30 p.m. until 8 p.m., with the family being present from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia.

Wesley "Bud" Henry Volkert was born Sept. 30, 1924, the son of Henry and Alma (Hummel) Volkert south of Cushing, Iowa. He attended Cushing Consolidated School and graduated in 1942. He was confirmed in the Cushing Lutheran Church. In 1944, he moved, with his parents, to a farm south of Aurelia. At the age of 19 he was drafted and served in the Marine Corps from June 1, 1944 to May 22,1946. He received the Pacific Ocean Area Ribbon with one battle star, the Presidential Unit Citation and the Purple Heart for being wounded in action.

On Dec. 9, 1948 he married Dorothy Mae Rohlk, of Ida Grove, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Aurelia. They farmed south of Aurelia for 26 years, and moved into Aurelia in December of 1981. Some of Bud's fondest memories were of pitching for the Cushing High School baseball team, as well as being a member of the softball team that won the Pacific Ocean Area Championship while he was stationed in Hawaii. He also loved to bowl and competed in many tournaments across the United States. He was privileged to win the singles division at the Seniors Tournament in Las Vegas twice, once bowling right handed, and once bowling left handed. He was an avid golfer, and enjoyed playing in tournaments and with his children and grandchildren.

On April 15, 2008 Bud died at the Sunset Knoll Care and Rehab Center in Aurelia. Preceding Bud in death were his parents, his wife Dorothy on Aug. 28, 1990, and infant' daughter, two brothers, Ferd and Walter Volkert, and two sisters, Wilma Volkert and Ardie Buck. Survivors include one son, Stevan and his wife Mary Volkert of Aurelia, and their three children: Chad and his wife Wendy Volkert of Monroe, Ga.; Jeff and his wife Christina Volkert and children Rayann and Kierstin of Holstein, and Stacy Volkert of Des Moines, and one daughter, Denise and her husband Randy Nicodemus of Aurelia, and their two children; Michael and his wife Angela Nicodemus of Sioux City, and Angie Nicodemus also of Sioux City, his special friend, Ruth Lill of Aureha, one sister, Florence and her husband Wesley Dreeszen of Holstein, and other relatives and friends.


 

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