Thursday, December 4, 2014

Arnold A. Volz

Arnold Arthur Volz, age 92, passed away on Thursday, December 4, 2014. He was born on November 26, 1922, in Oshkosh, WI, the son of the late Harry and Edna (Nee: Ott) Volz. His family relocated to Racine in 1938.

Arnie graduated from Washington Park High School in 1940, where he won the state championship In wrestling. Following high school he served in the Civilian Conservation Corps and then was drafted into the U.S. Army. He served during WWII as a sergeant in the 75th Infantry Division Machine Gun Unit in the European Arena, including the Battle of the Bulge.

After the war, Arnie spent a year in the hospital due to contracting rheumatic fever. Returning to Racine he worked at Belle City Mfg., Toledo Scale, and retired from Michael’s Machine Shop just short of his 80th birthday.

In 1950, at Holy Communion Lutheran Church, he was united into marriage to the love of his life, Doris Jane Baker.

Arnie will be remembered for his witty sense of humor, his warmth and his generosity. His love for mankind was witnessed by all who met and knew him. He had a deep and sincere appreciation of nature. He was an avid Packer and Badger fan, but most of all he was a Family Fan who knew how to have Pun. No Pun intended.

He will be dearly missed by his loving wife of 64 years, Doris; his daughter, Cynthia Keating of Bolingbrook, IL; his son, David Volz of Racine; grandson, Benjamin Keating (Anissa) and great-grandson, Laith, all of Reston, VA; granddaughter, Alissa Keating of Bolingbrook, IL; brother, Bob of Phoenix, AZ; sister, Lorraine Wagner of Racine; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Ruth, Freda and Virginia; brother, Norman; and a niece, Sharon.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 12, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Communion Lutheran Church, 2000 W. 6th St., with Reverend Mark Doidge officiating. Interment with full military honors will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Thursday at the funeral home from 4-6 p.m. and on Friday at the church from 10 a.m. until time of service at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Holy Communion Lutheran Church have been suggested.

Maresh-Meredith and Acklam Funeral Home
803 Main St., Racine, WI      (262) 634-7888

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