Obit: Volland, William (1926 - 2009)
Contact: Audrey Roedl
Surnames: Volland, Hoehn, Straub, Schmidt, Johnson., Ratsch, Nowak
----Source: The Loyal TRG (Loyal, Clark County, Wis. 30 Sept. 2009-10-09
Volland, William (26 APR 1926-22 SEPT 2009)
William E. Volland, 83, Loyal, died at Memorial Medical Center Health and Rehab, Neillsville, on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009, after an eight-year courageous battle with multiple myloma. A memorial service was held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 25, at Cuddie Funeral Home, Loyal. The Rev. Daniel Zimmerman officiated. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Neillsville, at a later date. Honorary pallbearers were Charles Johnson, Leroy Johnson, Stanley Ratsch, and John Nowak. Military rites were conducted by the Loyal American Post #175.
William Earnest Volland was born on April 26, 1926, in Wauwautosa, to Jonas and Ida (nee Hoehn) Volland. When he was a young boy, his family moved to a farm near Campbellsport, where he was raised and received his education. After serving in the U.S. Navy for two years, he married Bernice Straub in Campbellsport. They resided in the Campbellsport area until moving to a farm in the Neillsville/Globe area in 1953. His wife passed away 1978.In 1984, he sold the farm and moved to Marshfield and married Mary Schmidt. They later moved to Auburndale and she passed away in 2001. For the last three years he lived at the Hometown Apartments, Loyal.
He had many interests, but especially loved spending time with his family, playing the accordion and concertina, fishing, old tractors, dancing and reading Western novels. He was a member of the Central Wisconsin Concertina Club for many years.
He will be dearly missed by two sons, William A. Volland, Granton, and Thomas Volland, Granton; four daughters, Judy (Chuck) Johnson, Greenwood, Sharon ( Stan) Ratsch, Greenwood, Barbara (Leroy) Johnson, Granton, and Diane Aumann-Nowak (John Nowak) Spencer; two step-children, Joanne (Don) Melander, Baldwin and Ron Schmidt, Delaware; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one niece, Phyllis; one nephew, Jim; and one cousin, Lisa.
Preceding him in death were his parents; his wives, Bernice and Mary; one sister, Elsie Theil; and one son-in-law, Charles F. Aumann.
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