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Volz, Vera M. (Klinge) 1896-1988


Posted By: Connie Ellis (email)
Date: 1/13/2011 at 18:49:34

SOURCE: Postville, Iowa, POSTVILLE HERALD, May 11, 1988
Contributor: Connie Ellis (Not related)

Funeral services for Vera M. Volz were held Sunday, May 1 at 2 p.m. at the Schutte Funeral Home in Postville, Iowa. Rev. Donald Loots officiated. Schutte Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements. Burial was held on Monday at St.Andrew's Cemetery, Delavan, Wisconsin.

Vera M. Volz, daughter of Henry and Ida (Palas) Klinge, was born July 20, 1896 in Farmersburg Township, Clayton County, Iowa. She died April 26, 1988 in the Good Samaritan Center at Postville, Iowa. She was baptized by the Rev. Seifert at Clayton Center, Iowa, on October 18, 1896 and confirmed at the Lutheran Church in Clayton Center, March 20, 1910. She attended the Hawkeye School in Farmersburg Township and later attended the Music Conservatory in Dubuque, Iowa where she became an accomplished violinist.

Vera and her sister, Ora, who played the piano, gave lessons to young people in the Monona area. They also presented concerts to local family and friends in their parent's home on a stage built at one end of the living room. In 1925 she abandoned her music career and moved to Chicago with her cousin Ruby. They were employed by "Bedell's Ready to Wear" where she sold dress coats and furs. In 1928 she was transferred to a store in New York City where her future husband was employed as an accountant.

In 1930 she was married to Frank Volz in New York City. Because of the Depression they came back to Iowa for a short time before moving to a farm near Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. They moved to their own farm at Delavan, Wisconsin after six years. Frank died in 1964. Vera moved from the farm in 1966 to the town of Delavan where she enjoyed presenting "skits" at the senior citizen dinners. In 1978, because of failing health, Vera moved to be near her brother Elmer and his family in Clermont, Iowa. She suffered a hip fracture on February 14, 1985. Because of that, near blindness and Parkinson's Disease, she moved to the Good Samaritan Center in Postville, Iowa in May of 1985.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and 3 brothers, Elmer Klinge, Arthur Klinge, and Helmuth Klinge.

Survivors include a sister, Ora Daugs of Port Orchard, Washington and 7 nephews and their wives and children.


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