Gerald R. Volz (1923 - 2014)

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Volz, Gerald R.

Gerald R. Volz, 90 of City Point died on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at the House of The Dove in Marshfield under the care of Ministry Home Hospice Services.

Funeral services will be 2pm Sunday, March 16, 2014 at City Point Community Church with Pastor Fred Parker officiating. Burial will be in City Point Community Cemetery with military honors.

Visitations will be from 4-8pm Saturday at the Buchanan/Rembs Funeral Home in Pittsville and again on Sunday from 1pm until time of services.

Gerald was born on November 30, 1923 in the town of Washburn, Clark County to Robert and Velmer (Linton) Volz. He attended Shortville Grade School.

He was united in marriage to Margaret L. Ellis on November 19, 1945 in Black River Falls. They were married for over 63 years when she died on December 25, 2008.

Gerald farmed with his parents in the town of Washburn prior to entering the United States Navy. He served during World War II from June 25, 1944 until his honorable discharge on February 18, 1946 on a merchant ship in the Pacific.

After his marriage to Margaret, he worked on the cranberry marsh for Loran Ellis and took over operations of the marsh in 1950. He worked in partnership with Frank Ellis until his retirement in 1985.

Gerald was a member of the City Point Community Church, Masonic Lodge in Wisconsin Rapids, past supervisor for the Town of City Point, Ocean Spray Cranberry Growers Association, City Point Volunteer Fire Department in City Point and member of the American Legion and VFW of Pittsville.

He is survived by his nieces and nephews, from the Ellis family who were like his own children, Eugene (Lorraine) Ellis, Linda (Kenneth) Dallman, David (Sandra) Ellis, Toni (Robert) Scheel & family, Tina (Scott) Ellis Coyle & family and Nicole (Jeff) Hanutke & family all of City Point. He is further survived by his siblings, Wilbur (Kathleen) Volz of Orland, CA, Willis (Velda Jean) Volz of Neillsville, Iva Lou (Roger) Anthorp of Pickerl, WI, and a sister-in-law, Jan Volz of Phoenix, AZ.

Besides his parents and wife Margaret, he was preceded in death by four brothers, George, Lester, Harry and Raymond Volz, three sisters, Florence Kopp, Marcella Adams, Delores Rosethal and a great nephew, Shawn Ellis.

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Published in the Marshfield News Herald on Mar. 14, 2014
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