Vollrath, Henry (1891 - 1991)






----Source: Greenwood Library Scrapbook Collection; TRIBUNE-RECORD-GLEANER 6/12/1991


Henry Vollrath, 99, Green Bay, died Wednesday, June 5, 1991, at Odd Fellow Nursing Home, Green Bay. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 8, 1991, at 1:30 p.m. at Immanuel United Church of Christ, Greenwood. Rev. John Tschudy officiated and burial was in West Side Cemetery. Pallbearers were grandchildren, David Vollrath, Douglas Vollrath, Dennis Vollrath, Terry Vollrath, Thomas Vollrath and John Vollrath. Honorary pallbearers were granddaughters Jennifer Vollrath and Ruth Vollrath.

Henry Vollrath was born Sept. 19, 1891, in the town of Warner, Clark County, to Phillip and Louisa (nee Klocke) Vollrath.

He received his education at Decker School. He married Paula Yaniga March 25, 1925, in Greenwood. They celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary in 197. They farmed in the town of Warner until 1957, when they moved to the City of Greenwood. As a young man, he worked in the logging camps in northern Wisconsin. He was preceded in death by his wife May 3, 1988, after 63 years of marriage. He was a member of Immanuel United Church of Christ served as the Consistory chairman of the town of Warner, served on the Clark County Board of Supervisors, and served on the Board of Directors of Farmers Merchants Bank for more than 55 years. He was the 1991 Honorary Centennial Greenwood Dairy Days Parade Marshall.

Survivors include three sons, Verne and Laverne Vollrath, Janesville; Dale and Dotty Vollrath, Green Bay; and Larry and Andrea Vollrath, Green Bay; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, two brothers, and two sisters.

Rinka Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established at the Immanuel United Church of Christ.



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