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Susan Marie Volk

Oak Lawn

 

Susan Marie Volk

 

Susan M. Volk was born on October 11, 1952, in Milwaukee, WI, on her father’s birthday. Two weeks later, she was baptized at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, where she attended school for ten years, and where her father was the first principal. She attended Milwaukee Lutheran High School, Concordia Teachers College– River Forest, and Trenton State College, where she earned the Masters in Education degree. She taught in Lutheran schools for 37 years, in Philadelphia, PA; Oak Lawn, Chicago, Bensenville, and Hinsdale. Following her mother’s passion, Sue focused on early childhood. In Oak Lawn, she met her husband, William Volk. They were married on April 7, 1990. This marriage was blessed with two children: Chelsea and Julia. 

Her favorite activities were church activities, being with family, singing, and playing the cello, of which the best memories were playing at Orchestra Hall, and performing as a trio with her mother on the piano, and her sister, Carol, on the violin.

Sue passed away peacefully at home on December 4, 2023. 

Sue was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Margaret Dobberfuhl, her brother-in-law, Robert Mueller, and great-nephew, Aiden Mueller.

She is survived by her beloved husband, William Volk; two daughters, Chelsea Wiederhold and husband Troy and Julia Volk and fiance Nathan Rehlinger, two grandsons, Levi and Travis Wiederhold; her husband’s children: Mark (Donna) Volk, Wayne Volk, and Susan E. Volk, and her husband’s grandchildren: Kelly Volk, Christopher Volk, Brandon Sapho, and Shannon Volk. She is also survived by her siblings Thomas (Marjorie) Dobberfuhl, Cathy Mueller, Carol Platta, Lawrence (Audrey) Dobberfuhl, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 Memorials are suggested for the LCMS organization Soldiers of the Cross, which provides financial assistance for teachers and pastors.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, December 8, 2023

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

St. Paul Lutheran Church

4660 W 94th St, Oak Lawn, IL 60453

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Funeral Service

Saturday, December 9, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

St. Paul Lutheran Church

4660 W 94th St, Oak Lawn, IL 60453

Visitation 9:00 am to 10:00 am prior to Funeral Service

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Interment

Saturday, December 9, 2023

Fairmount Willow Hills Cemetery

9100 Archer Ave, Willow Springs, IL 60480

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