Obit: Volk, Val (1879 - 1932)
Contact: Allan Wessel
----Source: Greenwood Gleaner (1932) (From Leona Albert Collection)
(Volk, Wehrman, Scharf, Hough) Obituiary of Val Volk
Val Volk, Son of John and Josephine Volk, was born at Ammerbach, Bavaria, Germany, September 12, 1879.
At the age of 13 he came with his brother John to America coming to Greenwood where he learned the tailor trade from his brother Jacot. After the death of his brother Jacob in 1912, he and younger brother Wm., who had come to America in 1911, formed a partnership. Wm. Died in 1932.
He was united in marriage to Miss Bertha Wehrman, November 21, 1906. Their home life was an inspiration and a blessing to all who knew them.
He was taken ill two weeks ago and qietly passed away Tuesday, January 5, 1937.
He leaves to mourn his departure his beloved wife, Bertha Volk, three brothers Frank, Henry and Joe Volk of Milwaukee; two sisters, Mrs. Anna Scharf of Milwaukee and Mrs. Otto Hough of Alberta, Canada, besides many other relatives and a host of friends.
Deceased was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge and the Greenwood Commercial Club and for many years was a leader of the Greenwood band.
The funeral was held from the local Reformed Church Saturday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock, Rev. E.G. Pfeiffer officated. The fact that the curch was filled to capacity and that the floral tributes were wonderful and so numerous is the best testimony of the esteem in which Mr. Volk was generally held.
Relatives from out of town who attended the funeral were Henry Volk, Mrs. Anna Volk, Misses Alma and Ida Wehrman of Milwaukee; Mrs. Minnie Wolhaupt, Mr. and Mrs. Willis Baldwin, Mrs. Otto Bornemann and daughter, Mrs. Chas. O;Brien of Antigo; Wm. Gosse, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Gosse and Mrs. Wm. Schuler of Abbotsford; Mr. and Mrs. A.A. Vold of Allen; Mr. and Mrs. Perry Volk of Loyal.
Greenwood buisness places were closed during the funeral services. Pallbearers were Adolph Schwarze, Wm. C. Steiger, C.J. Carter, Adolph Meyer, W.E. Hubble and Albert Schwarze. In charge of flowers were Mrs. Albert Schwarze, Mrs. Wm. C. Steiger, Mrs. Louis Arbs and Mrs. Fred Behrens.
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