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Mary Eva Volk

February 20, 1927 — October 2, 2019

Mary Eva Volk

Mary E. Volk, 92 of Devils Lake formerly of Southam, ND passed away on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at the Eventide Heartland Care Center in the loving care of family and Altru Hospice.

Mary Eva was born on February 20, 1927 at Crary, ND, the daughter of Jack and Catherine (Schell) Bachmeier. She attended Noonan Township School.  Mary helped with all the chores in the home and on the farm but she especially liked helping her Dad with the outside chores. 

Mary was united in marriage to Edward J. Volk on September 16, 1947 at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Crary, ND. They established their home on a farm near Southam, ND.  They lived, worked and raised their young sons there.

Mary was known, far and wide, for the wonderful table she set. Many of the neighbors timed their visits to coincide with mealtime and they were never disappointed or turned away.  Everyone was welcome at her table and you never left it hungry. 

She raised her own garden items and chickens. She then canned fruits, vegetables and all kinds of meat for the winter months.  Her pantry and freezer were always fully stocked with homemade goodies.  Mary worked side by side with her husband, milking, cows, hauling grain, and hauling bales while also taking care of the home and four little boys.  They visited regularly with the neighbors and played cards for entertainment on long winter nights.  Mary also crocheted, made ceramic items and sewed for her family members and friends. 

Mary was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Being a grandma was her specialty.  The kids loved going to Grandma’s for the week-end or even longer, if possible. 

In 1995, Ed and Mary retired from farm life and moved to Devils Lake. They enjoyed an easier, quieter life-style but still spent a lot of time with their good friends playing cards and visiting. 

Mary will be missed by her loving family. Her sons and their spouses Ed and Millie Volk, Denver, CO, Larry Volk, Devils Lake, Ken and Julia Volk, Great Falls, MT and Jack and Rita Volk, Devils Lake; grandchildren Chuck (Stacy) Volk, Denver, Scott (Steph) Volk, Devils Lake, Jennifer (Valdez) Volk-Gordon, Roseville, CA, Josh Volk and Jeff Volk both of Great Falls; great grandchildren Kaii Wilson, Annabelle Volk, Ellie Volk, Hayden Volk, JaNyah Gordon, Sean Jacob Gordon and Marcus Volk; sister Evelyn Hager, St. Paul, MN; brothers Ralph (Alexis) Bachmeier also St. Paul and Leonard (Marilyn) Bachmeier, Wyoming, MN; many nieces and nephews also survive. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Edward on May 12, 2012, brothers Tony, Ray, Windy and Bernard Bachmeier, sister Kate Schiele, niece Joann Schile and nephews Doug Bachmeier, Derik Bachmeier, Dale Bachmeier and Randy Buchmeier

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Reverend Steven Wirth celebrating the Mass. Burial will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at the Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake on Monday, October 7, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with a Rosary and Scripture Service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation on Tuesday will be at the church one hour prior to the funeral Mass.

 

 

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Past Services

Gathering of family and friends

Monday, October 7, 2019

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Gilbertson-Gloger Funeral Home

509 U.S. Route 2, Devils Lake, ND 58301

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Rosary and Scripture Service

Monday, October 7, 2019

7:00 - 8:15 pm (Central time)

Gilbertson-Gloger Funeral Home

509 U.S. Route 2, Devils Lake, ND 58301

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Mass of Christian Burial

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

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