Don Volwiler, 82, of Carroll , died Sunday, May 17, 2020 at the Hillcrest Care Center in Laurel.
A private family Christian service, with military rites, will be held at Elmwood Cemetery in Carroll. The Rev. Nick Baker will officiate. There is no visitation.
Memorials may be directed to the Volwiler family for later designation.
Arrangements are with Hasemann Funeral Home of Wayne.
Donald Gene Volwiler was born Dec. 21, 1937 on the family farm west of Carroll to Clarence and Ardith (McKinsey) Volwiler. He was a 1956 graduate of Carroll High School. Don served in the United States Army from Jan. 8, 1957 to Jan. 7, 1963. Don married Arlene Asmus and the couple farmed in the Carroll area until Arlene’s death. On March 5, 1976 Don married Janet Wagner – Schmidt in Omaha. They operated a dairy farm near Carroll and Don was later employed at the Madison Pork Plant. He later began working for Wayne County operating a road grader for 23 years before retiring. Don was a member of the United Methodist Church in Carroll and the Carroll American Legion. He enjoyed his time spent at the Providence Wellness Center, hobby time with antique John Deere tractors, and talking politics with friends and neighbors. His greatest love was for his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Jan; children, Todd (Julie) Volwiler of Carroll, Troy Volwiler of Wayne, Bill (Wendy) Schmidt of Wayne, and Deanna McCoy of Belden; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; siblings, Joyce Harmeier of Norfolk, Norma Lee Stoltenberg of Norfolk, Dwain (Elinor) Volwiler of Norfolk and Alan Volwiler of Omaha; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Arlene; daughter, Kelly Volwiler; son, Tim Volwiler; son-in-law, Rick McCoy; sister and in-laws, JoAnne (Loren) Stoltenberg, Don Harmeier, Dale Stoltenberg, Arlene Volwiler, and Susan Volwiler; and a nephew, Rick Harmeier.
Honorary pallbearers will his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.