Obit: Vollrath, Kenneth G. (1930 - 2003)

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----Source: Tribune-Record-Gleaner (Loyal, Wis.) 05/21/2003

Vollrath, Kenneth G. (28 NOV 1930 - 8 MAY 2003)

Kenneth G. Vollrath, 72, Marshfield, died on Thursday, May 8, 2003, in the emergency room at Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield. A memorial service was held at 11 a.m., on Wednesday, May 14, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Marshfield. Inurnment was in the Greenwood City Cemetery.

Kenneth George Vollrath was born on Nov. 28, 1930, in the town of Mead, to Ernest and Adeline (nee Logemann) Vollrath. He attended Benjamin Rural School and graduated from Greenwood High School. He graduated from the UW-Madison farm short course. He then farmed with his parents. He married Janis Langfeldt on Nov. 11, 1950, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Loyal. After their marriage, he owned and operated a can milk farm pickup route and then a Standard Oil gas bulk route. He also was employed by Plautz Brothers, Greenwood, hauling sand and gravel. He also did road construction with Haas Trucking, worked for Berg Equipment, Marshfield, and served on the Marshfield Police Department. He returned to the family farm in 1964 following the death of his brother. He farmed with his son, Randy, from 1972-80, when the farm was sold. In his retirement, he drove school bus in Wisconsin and Florida, graduated from Santa College, served in a mall and worked as a security guard. He and his wife spent winters in Tampa, Fla., for many years, then moved to Largo, Fla., and spent summers at O’Neil Campground, Chippewa Falls. They moved to Mead Lake in 1984 and resided there until moving to Marshfield in 1993. He was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Marshfield. His interests included, gardening, houseplants, woodcrafts, nature, hunting, fishing, playing cards and attending sporting events and holiday family gatherings.

Survivors include his wife, Janis, Marshfield; two sons, Darwin "Dar" (Deborah) Vollrath, Greenwood, and Randy (Linda) Vollrath, Wautoma; 11 grandchildren, Aaron Vollrath, Joshua (Amy) Vollrath, Seth Vollrath, Sam Vollrath, Trent Vollrath, Tracy (Larry) Keller, Tina (Brian) Auman, Holly (Derek) Mensink, Wade (Jennifer) Backus and Derek Backus; four great-granddaughters, Kayla Marie, Shayla Janene, Teagan and Tatum; one sister, Elveira "Vi" (William) Rogers, Red Granite; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Preceding him in death were his parents; one daughter, Janene, on Dec. 1, 1984; and two brothers, William Vollrath and Jerold Vollrath.

Cuddie Funeral Home, Greenwood, assisted the family with arrangements.



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