Keith J. Volkmer

Born: Tue., May 23, 1939
Died: Wed., Jul. 18, 2018


5:30 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Jul. 20, 2018
Location: Gude Mortuary

Recitation of the Rosary

7:00 PM Fri., Jul. 20, 2018
Location: Gude Mortuary

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Sat., Jul. 21, 2018
Location: St. Joseph's Catholic Church

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Keith John Volkmer, age 79 of Auburn, NE passed away on July 18, 2018 at Good Samaritan Care Center in Auburn.

Keith John Volkmer was born on May 23, 1939; the son of Leo J. and Laurine E. (Heng) Volkmer.  He was baptized on May 29, 1939 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church near Paul, NE.

He attended school and graduated from St. Bernard’s Academy (Lourdes Central Catholic) with the class of 1958.  Keith was united in marriage to Marlene E. Roos on Sept. 1, 1960 and to this union four children were born:  Colleen, Kent, Brian and Amy.

Keith worked many jobs in his life from selling ag-related chemical products to insurance.  Keith and Marlene retired from American Family Insurance in Tecumseh in 1999 and a year later moved to Auburn to be closer to their grandchildren, Sarah and Kevin.

After retirement, Keith enjoyed helping his son-in-law John farm, and also helped hauling grain for other farmer friends.  He enjoyed Husker football and socializing with people as only he could do!
He enjoyed his extensive collection of toy tractors and other vintage toys and volunteering at Lewis and Clark Museum.  He also participated in the Civil War Re-enactments.

He was preceded in death by his parents Leo (1989) and Laurine (2005), parents in law:  Lyman and Ruth and Charlotte Roos, a brother-in-law Ron Waller and niece Ronna Bremmer.

He is survived by his wife Marlene of Auburn, NE; sons:  Brian Volkmer of Nebr. City and Kent Volkmer and wife Lori of Auburn; daughters:  Colleen Volkmer of Brownville, NE and Amy Borrenpohl and husband John of Johnson, NE; grandchildren:  Sarah Zak and husband Gerard of Omaha, NE and Kevin Volkmer and fiance' Chelsea Flaska of Tecumseh, NE; brothers;  Gary Volkmer and wife Celeste of Omaha and Lee Volkmer and wife Mary Jean of Lincoln, NE; sisters:  Sr. Veronica Volkmer of Waverly, NE, Marlene Ricketts and husband Joe and Mary Ann Waller both of Omaha and Kathy Camby and husband Shu of Roca, NE; many cousins, nephews, nieces and friends.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday; July 21 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph‘s Catholic Church near Paul, NE.  Burial will follow in St. Joseph‘s Cemetery.

The family will greet friends Friday; July 20 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. - all at Gude Mortuary in Nebr. City.

Memorials may be given to Catholic Social Services.

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Deb Brinkman
   Posted Thu July 19, 2018

A GARDEN PATH was sent by St John Lutheran Church Tecumseh.

With our deepest symapthy St. John Congregation

Lori Herz
   Posted Thu July 19, 2018

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Jeff and Lori Herz.

Jeff and I are so very sorry for your loss. We knew that Keith was not doing good but with the grace of God didn’t know what was going to happen. We love him so much! Jeff and Lori Herz

   Posted Fri July 20, 2018
Marlene, you and your children along with with all of Keith's brothers and sisters are in our prayers. I always enjoyed talking with Keith when we came back to Nebr. to visit. we had a lot of good times at SBA.
Lyle and Georgia

John and Diane Schreiter
   Posted Sat July 21, 2018
Volkmer family, so sorry to hear the loss of Keith. I found out late tonight about it as I was not in the area. From Keith's years of insurance stories, to later the farming stories, I always enjoyed visiting with him. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Mary Kreifels Bain
   Posted Sun July 29, 2018
Marlene, I'm so sorry to hear of the loss Keith. I was unaware of his passing and would of been their for his services. You and your children have our deepest condolences.

Theresa Baxter (Kreifels)
   Posted Sun July 29, 2018
Marlene and family,
So sorry to hear of the loss of Keith. We had no idea of his passing or we would of been there. You have our deepest condolences.

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