Delbert Volkman, 84, Nevada, Mo., passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin, Mo., following a brief illness. Delbert was born Feb. 10, 1935, in Iowa City, Iowa, to August and Grace (Purtle) Volkman. On Sept. 8, 1952, he was united in marriage to Virginia Louise Wallace in Huntsville, Ark., and she preceded him in death on July 5, 2009.
Delbert grew up in Iowa and later came with his family to Missouri where he attended school in Jasper. Following high school Delbert served in the United States Army for two years. Most of his adult life he lived in Nevada working for the Nevada Police Department, and the Vernon County Sheriff’s Department. He later drove a truck for Cartwright Van Lines until his retirement. Delbert loved fishing, wood working, gardening, and enjoyed being around people. He was a member of the Nevada Elks BPO #564.
He is survived by four children, Miki Pace (Jim), Omaha, Neb., Lynn Blank (Percy), Gonzales, La., Dottie Smith (Terry), Nevada, and Kenny Volkman (Jessie), Nevada; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; four brothers, Donald Volkman (Linda), Lamar, Robert Volkman, Lockwood, Billy Volkman, Iowa, and Earl Volkman (Inez), Illinois; one sister, Loretta Spilger, Iowa; his special friend, Shirley Vincent, Nevada; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters; two brothers; and one infant daughter, Tina Volkman.
Private committal services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 5, at Dunnegan Grove Cemetery in Nevada with Mark Mitchell officiating. Services are under the direction of Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.
Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society in care of Ferry Funeral Home.
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