Volk, William F. (1882 - 1932)






----Source: Greenwood Gleaner 6/30/1932



Wm. F. Volk was born Feb. 4, 1882 at Amorbach, Bavaria, Germany, the son of John and Josephine Volk. He was confirmed on April 1, 1894 and came to America when 15 years old.

He spent about a year with his oldest brother Frank at Rockford, Ill. Before coming to Greenwood, Clark County, where he learned the tailor trade of his older brother Jacob. After his brother Jacob died in 1912 he and his brother Val became partners, continuing the business under the firm name as Volk Bros.

On Nov. 19, 1910 he was united in marriage to Miss Caroline Wehrman. Mr. Volk always enjoyed good health until last winter, when he complained about a pain in his left shoulder, which gradually grew worse. On June 13, her entered St. Joseph's Hospital at Marshfield, but he gradually grew weaker until Tuesday morning, June 21, 1932, when he quietly passed away at 8:15 a.m., having reached the age of 50 years, 4 months and 17 days.

He leaves to mourn his loss his wife, three brothers, Frank and Henry of Milwaukee and Val of Greenwood, two sisters, Mrs. Anna Scharf of Milwaukee and Mrs. Theresa Hough of Byemoor, Alberta, Canada, and many other relatives and a host of friends.
The funeral was held from the local Reformed Church Saturday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock, the Rev. E.G. Pfeiffer officiated.

The floral offerings were wonderful and so numerous that they were difficult to arrange about the casket. The pallbearers were Adolph Schwarze, Adolph Meyer, C. C. Hoehne, Albert Schwarze, W. E. Hubble and Dr. A. J. Currie. The flower girls were Dorothy and Lorraine Schwarze, Betty Currie and Celia Schwarze.

The fact that the church was filled to capacity is the best testimony of the esteem in which Mr. Volk was generally held. The community has lost in him a man kindly, honest, honorable and dependable, respected by all who knew him, a man who preferred to see the good in people rather than to criticize the evil.

Relatives from away who were here for the funeral included Henry Volk, Frank Volk, Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Frank Volk, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Joe Volk, Mrs. Anna Scharf, Mrs. John Volk and Joe Garrod of Milwaukee Rug Buker, Rhinelander Mr. and Mrs. Perry Volk, Loyal Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Volk, Allen Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Weins and Mrs. A. Weins, Sheboygan Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hanvann, Plymouth Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gosse, Cleveland Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Gosse and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Gosse and son, Colby Mrs. H.E. Wolhaupt and Mrs. Willis Baldwin, Antigo and Mr. and Mrs. E. Carlson of Marengo, Ill.



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