Kenneth J. Volk, age 92, of the Town of Belmont, Portage Co., Wisconsin passed away on Monday, November 9, 2015 at his home.
He was born August 18, 1923 in Iowa City, IA, son of William and Anna (Cox) Volk. During his younger years in Iowa, Ken was a horse tamer where he worked with Belgium horses. On October 3, 1944, Ken married Rita O’Neil in Morse, IA. Together they raised four children. In 1958, Ken and Rita moved from Iowa to the Town of Belmont. She preceded him in death in March 23, 1971. Ken’s second marriage was to Eleanor (Firkus) Literski on June 23, 1979 in Stevens Point, WI. She preceded him in death on August 24, 2014. Ken served as Chairman for the Town of Belmont for many years. He was a great neighbor who was always willing to lend a helping hand. Ken will be deeply missed by all of his loving family and friends.
Ken is survived by his four children: David (Linda) Volk of Janesville, WI; Diane (Robert) Manske-Hephner of Rockport, TX; Debi (Paul) Smith of Wild Rose, WI, and Dorene (Del) Weed of Waupaca, WI; four step-children: Rudy (Pat) Literski of Plover, WI; Lucille (Larry) Moss of Custer, WI; Donna Eberhardt of Plover, WI, and Tom (Donna Mary) Literski of Custer, WI; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and one brother, Maurice Eugene (Barbara) Volk of Waupaca, WI. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Ken was preceded in death by his parents, William and Anna Volk; first wife, Rita Volk; second wife, Eleanor Volk; an infant granddaughter; three brothers, Harvey, Edmund, and George; and three sisters, Genevieve, Mary Catherine, and Camille.
A Memorial Mass will be on Friday, November 13, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church, located on Hwy 54 between Waupaca and Plover. Father Jim Trempe will preside. A visitation will be held on Friday from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. at the church. Burial will be at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery following the mass on Friday. The Holly Funeral Home of Waupaca is assisting the family with arrangements.
A special thank-you to all of Ken’s neighbors who have helped him our over the past year. The special care he received will never be forgotten.