Sgt. William Volk

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Sgt. William Volk

April 07, 1950 - January 14, 2019

Sgt. William Volk Sgt. William J. Volk
COTTONWOOD, Ariz. --Sgt. William J. Volk, 68, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, in Cottonwood with his wife and daughter by his side.
William J. Volk was born April 7, 1950, in La Crosse, to Helen and William Volk. In 1968, he graduated from Logan High School and went on to serve honorably as a combat veteran in the Vietnam War from 1968-1970. On March 20, 1970, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant CO A 3/12 INF. 4th INF DIV.
Upon return from the war he lived and worked with his Uncle Bill Miller and Aunt Barre Lynn. In 1977, he moved to California and was a union carpenter for many years. He returned to Wisconsin in 1990, and most recently moved to Arizona.
He will be remembered for his gentle heart, his love of animals, people, skilled woodworking craftsmanship and his contributions to our freedom, by serving in the Vietnam War. William was extremely proud of his service and thankful for the veterans and people that supported him.
Sgt. William Volk is survived by his wife, Deborah; his daughters, Ellie Volk, Xena (Larry) Olson and Brandy Beneventi; his sisters, Mary (Alan) Wheeler, Patricia Minx and Susan (David) Wooden; his nieces and nephews, Tina (Bill) Schultz, Shawn, Sara (Rob) Wooden-Mini and Leah Wooden; his grandchildren, Alexis, Mia, Emily and Shay. He is preceded in death by his brother, Thomas Volk; and his parents, Helen and William Volk Sr.
A celebration of life will be announced at a future date, when the family can come together.
Published on January 22, 2019
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Jan 23, 2019
Mike I will be calling you. I would like to thank everyone for the kind comments and acknowledgement if my stepdad's service. He is smiling forsure!
Mike Smith (Smitty)
Jan 23, 2019
BFF 1966 - 1986 saw u a couple times after that then lost u till now.
What a shame. I tried 2 find u several times but unsuccessful each time. Someone from the family please contact me 651-564-0711 text or call. I have memories 2 share.
Jan 22, 2019
Thank You Darlene. He would be so grateful for your sincere kind comments.
Darlene Oakes
Jan 22, 2019
Your obituary caught my eye. I want to tell you as a mother of an American soldier, I thank him and his family for what they have endured and all they have given up to be among the honorable men and women of our country. I was a teen during Vietnam and remember it being a big part of my daily life whether it was the news, newspaper or the peace signs I wore. Please know your life was a blessing to us all. Thank you with sincerity
Pat and Amy Gerrits
Jan 22, 2019
Thanks for your service Bill.
May peace and love surround your loved ones as they morn your loss.
Rock on!!
Jan 22, 2019
My stepdad would be so happy for your acknowledgement of his service. In the summer we are having an honorary burial when we get his ashes. He recently moved to Arizona. We will announce a memorial in the summer.
Jon Lovejoy
Jan 22, 2019
I’m am so sorry for your loss! I went to high school with him and have great memories. I thank him for his service too!
Jan Dettmann
Jan 22, 2019
Rest in peace. Thank you for helping to keep our country free.
an honored american
Jan 22, 2019
thank you for your service...