May 19, 1938 - February 10, 2017
Mayville, Wisconsin | Age 78
Claude E. Vollmer, 78 years old, of Mayville, passed away on Friday, February 10, 2017 at his home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church in Lomira, with the Rev. Father Michael Petersen celebrating the mass. A visitation will take place on Wednesday, February 15th at St. Mary Catholic Church from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Burial will take place at St. John Catholic Cemetery in Byron, with graveside military rites conducted by Bintzler-Waehler American Legion Post #347. A luncheon will follow the mass in the church hall.
Claude was born on May 19, 1938 to Edmund and Theresa (Hinkes) Vollmer in the township of LeRoy. He was united in marriage to Kathleen "Jo" Scharschmidt on May 2, 1964. They were married for 39 years. Claude married Shirley (Walters) Muche on November 26, 2010 at St. John Lutheran Church in Mayville. They were married for 6 years.
Claude was a member of St. John Catholic Church in Byron. He served in the Army National Guard for 11 years. Claude and Shirley spent the winter months in their home in Harlingen, TX. They made many new friends there and they just loved spending time with them on their "Harley" trike going for breakfast or lunch, and driving to many different places. They also went to Sturgis, SD for the Harley Davidson Rally each year. Claude was a Hog member of the "Open Road" Club in Fond du Lac for many years. He enjoyed following the NASCAR circuit all summer long.
Claude was employed at Mayville Metal, where he worked in the maintenance department for 27 years. He also drove truck for Ronnie Luedke, as well as at Aluminum Resources in Fond du Lac, in the maintenance department. Claude loved to be busy and he mastered many skills. He loved his family and grandchildren, and there wasn't anything he wouldn't do for them. Whether it was building a new room, rebuilding a tractor, or putting on a new roof, Claude was always there to help. He was the oldest of 34 Vollmer first cousins, and there are 29 now remaining. Claude was a great husband, father, grandfather, and brother. We will all miss him.
Claude is survived by: his wife- Shirley of Mayville; his son- Cole (Pam) Vollmer of Oakfield and their children- Colton (special friend Katie) Vollmer of Greenville, WI, Shelby (Ethan) Schmitz of North Fond du Lac & their children Kennedy and Hadleigh, Dalton Vollmer of Oakfield, and step-grandson Brandon Ruehl of North Fond du Lac; and his son- Chet (Catherine) Vollmer of Rosendale & their daughter Alaina; his brother- Ronald (Rose) Vollmer of West Bend, his sister- Joyce Ann Hechimovich of Mayville and her children- James (special friend Lisa Christian) Hechimovich & his daughter Trinity Hechimovich of Mayville and his God daughter Tricia (life partner Steve Tighe) Hechimovich of Las Vegas, NV; his stepchildren- Bruce (Kindra) Muche of Mayville & their children Clint Muche of Lynn, MA, Jared (Amy) Muche of Mayville, Danielle (Mike) Schraufnagel of Beaver Dam, Chelsey Muche of Mayville, and Alaina (Ben) Vorlob of West Bend; Scott (Melissa) Muche of Mayville & their children Nicholas (Stephanie) Muche of North Pole, AK, Mariah (Keith) Hovland of Wauwatosa, Kirstin (fiancé Nicholas Pilsner) Muche of Mayville, and Samantha Muche of Mayville; Richard Becker of Iron Ridge & his children Benjamin Becker of Iron Ridge and Brock Becker of Iron Ridge; his step-great grandchildren Taelyn, Allison, Berkeley, Fiona, and Eloisa; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Claude is preceded in death by: his parents, his first wife Jo, his step-daughter Cheri Becker, and his step-great grandson Brandon.
The family would like to thank all of their family and friends for their prayers, visits, and support during Claude's illness. Also, we would like to thank Father Michael Petersen for his visits and prayers. They want to give a special thank you to Agnesian Hospice Hope and Visiting Angels for all of their care and comfort given to Claude.
Memorials may be directed to St. John Catholic Church in Byron or to the Agnesian Hospice Hope Program in Fond du Lac.