Wilbert Gus Volkmann
February 21, 1926 – May 13, 2018
Wilbert Gus Volkmann, a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. Born on February 21,1926 to Paul and Lillie Volkmann was embraced by his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on May 13, 2018, at the age of 92 He retired from Swift and Company after over 45 years of service. He was a member of Hermanns Son’s and just received recognition for 75 years. Wilbert was an avid outdoorsman and loved hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed dancing and traveling to Casinos and playing dominoes with anyone and everyone. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 61 years Rosalie Volkmann, his sister Ruby Mattke, his brothers Elton Volkmann, Herbert Volkmann, Milton Volkmann, Alfred Volkmann, Stanfield Volkmann and Dayton Volkmann. He is survived by his daughter Rose Elaine Detmar and husband Wayne, grandchildren Jason Detmar and Matthew Detmar, his sister Gertrude Smith and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 5-7 pm at Sunset Funeral Home 1701 Austin Hwy. Funeral Service will be Friday May 18,2018 at 10 am at Highland Park Lutheran Church, 705 Hammond Ave, San Antonio, TX 78210. Interment will follow at Chapel Hills Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Highland Park Lutheran Church. The family wishes to thank the wonderful staff and Franklin Park TPC Parkway and Encompass Home Health and Hospice.
- He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 61 years Rosalie Volkmann, his sister Ruby Mattke, his brothers Elton Volkmann, Herbert Volkmann, Milton Volkmann, Alfred Volkmann, Stanfield Volkmann and Dayton Volkmann. He is survived by his daughter Rose Elaine Detmar and husband Wayne, grandchildren Jason Detmar and Matthew Detmar, his sister Gertrude Smith and numerous nieces and nephews.
- Visitation Thursday, May 17, 2018
- Funeral Service Friday, May 18, 2018
- Committal Service Friday, May 18, 2018
Wilbert Gus Volkmann
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Dolores Meza Avila
May 18, 2018
While working at Franklin Park, I was able to meet and get to know Mr. Wilbert over the span of almost four years. He was really special, kind, and respectful. Every morning when I would greet him, he would respond with kind and affectionate words.
Mr. Wilbert really enjoyed country music, so, sometimes I would play country music on my cell phone while he was eating breakfast. I enjoyed listening to his stories from when he was young, when he shared what he did over the weekend, and being able to practice English with him.
Lately, during meals, I would borrow a portable CD player so he could listen to the music he enjoyed. These are just a few memories of the many that I have of him.
Finally, every time that Mr. Wilbert talked about his daughter Elaine, he would say that she was his everything, she was his life; and from the way that I saw Elaine taking care of her father and all the gestures she had with him, I can say that she was a wonderful and loving daughter to her father, Mr. Wilbert.
I received a wonderful lesson from you Elaine and your father.
"Each tree is recognized by its own fruit." Luke 6: 44
Mike and Brenda Carew
May 16, 2018
Elaine, my husband, Mike, was a patient at The Heights of Bulverde at the same time your father was there and you and I had several conversations during that time. Mike was in Rm. 104. While we did not know your father, we certainly enjoyed visiting with you and comparing thoughts about your father and Mike. So sorry to read of your father's passing and would love to visit with you if you ever get a chance to send us an email. (firstname.lastname@example.org) Loved the comment in the obituary about his love of dominoes and how he would play with anyone, any time. That's how we remember him!