Mr. Bernard Volker, 87, a Northland resident of Kansas City, MO passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 7, 2022. He was born March 4, 1935 in Dodge County, NE to Bernard H. and Marcella (Krajicek) Volker.
Ben graduated from Guardian Angel’s Catholic High School in West Point, NE then proudly served in the United States Air Force. He had a long and rewarding career in sales. He started out working for Hested in Superior, NE and then went to work for the Ben Franklin Co. as a traveling salesman. Ben managed the Hickory Hills Ben Franklin store in Kansas City, MO. Following his career with Ben Franklin, he spent 10 years with Blue Luster, a carpet shampoo company based out of Indianapolis, IN. Ben ended his career with True Value Hardware, where he retired in 1994, following 10 years of service. After retirement, he dabbled in real estate for a short time.
Ben was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Parish and was devoted to both his Lord and his family. Ben was a proud member of the Knight’s of Columbus and was proud to be a Fourth Degree Knight. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing, reading, working in the yard. An avid sports fan, he was a loyal fan of the Nebraska Cornhuskers, Kansas City Chiefs and Royals.
He married Carolyn Gray on September 23, 1961 in Hot Springs, SD. In addition to Carolyn, survivors include Greg A. Volker and wife, Shelly of Kansas City, MO; daughter Sandy K. Schnack and husband, Troy of Kansas City, MO; four grandchildren: Ryan Swope, Alex Volker, Justin Volker and Matthew Volker; five great grandchildren: Mason, Abel, Emma, Brodie and Wesley. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Marcella Will.
The Rosary will be prayed at 9:45 a.m., the Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at St. Charles Borromeo Church. The Mass of Christian Burial celebrating Ben’s life will commence at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Don Farnan presiding. A Committal Service with military honors will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, April 28, 2022 at Leavenworth National Cemetery 150 Muncie Road Leavenworth, KS. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Knight’s of Columbus or Guardian Angel’s Catholic High School in West Point, NE and may be left in the care of Meyers Northland Chapel. Memories of Ben and condolences to the family may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com.