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Jerome "Jerry" R. Volkman

September 4, 1938 ~ November 13, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old

Jerome "Jerry" Volkman Obituary

Jerome “Jerry” Volkman, 85, Schofield, passed away on Monday, November 13, 2023, while under the care of Compassus Hospice at Rennes Health and Rehab Center, Weston.

He was born September 4, 1938, in Wausau, son of the late Edward and Elsie (Kittel) Volkman. On October 27, 1962, he married Norma Klatt, the love of his life, at First United Methodist Church, Wausau. He proudly served his country in the United States Army and was a lifetime member of the American Legion.

For 40 years, Jerry worked at Kraft Foods in Wausau. This is also where he made many lifelong friends. After his retirement from Kraft Foods, he worked for several years as a shuttle driver at Brickner’s. This role was well suited for him because he loved meeting new people.

Some of his favorite pastimes included fishing, golfing, watching football and NASCAR, as well as spending time up north. Jerry always enjoyed time spent with family and friends. His greatest joy was being with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Jerry lived life with grace, honor, strength, and a sense of humor. He managed his illness with the same traits. While his last few weeks were spent in the hospital, he never lost his sense of humor. He always had the ability to make others smile. These qualities will be missed by many.

Survivors include his wife, Norma Volkman, Schofield, his children, Brenda Volkman, Winneconne, Lori Oliphant, Winneconne and Lisa Fons, Wausau, his grandchildren, Amanda (Chris) O’Neal, Alisha Bachman (Noah Mattern), Jordan Fons (Christina King) and Haley (Brendan) Reynolds, his great grandchildren, Jaxon O’Neal, Lillian Bachman, and Landon Bachman, one brother, Dale (Sharon) Volkman, one niece, Nicole (Jason) Scharrer, and one nephew, Chad Volkman.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 21, 2023, at First United Methodist Church, Wausau. Friends may call on Tuesday, at the church, from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services. Pastor Rebecca Voss will officiate. A private burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Park, Wausau. Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Wausau is overseeing the arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at

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November 21, 2023

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
First United Methodist Church
903 Third Street
Wausau, WI 54403

Funeral Service
November 21, 2023

11:00 AM
First United Methodist Church (Wausau)


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