William F. Volkmar, 77, of Elkhorn, passed away at his daughter’s home in Fort Atkinson on June 27, 2018.

He was born on May 1, 1941, in Chicago to William and Marion (Oles) Volkmar. He worked as a carpenter with the Illinois Carpenters’ Union until his retirement in 1996. William was an avid fundraiser for the UW Cancer Clinic in Johnson Creek following the death of his life partner, Marilyn Galie, in December 2011.

He will be deeply missed by his family, daughters Jennifer (Jon) Boettcher of Fort Atkinson and Debra (Tom) O’Halleran of Pell Lake; sons William (Stacy) Volkmar of Crystal Lake, Ill., Donald Volkmar of McHenry, Ill., and Robert Volkmar of Cambridge; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; brother Ronald (Jackie) Volkmar of Ingleside, Ill., and his canine companion, Sage.

His parents and his life partner, Marilyn Galie, preceded him in death.

Private family burial will take place in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in William’s name may be made to Rainbow Hospice.

Condolences can be made online at www.schneidermichaelisfuneralhome.com.


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