Funeral services were held Monday, May 17, 2010, at Little Flower Catholic Church, for Elizabeth “Betty” Volk, 85, of Rugby, who died Friday, May 14 at the Heart of America Nursing Facility.
Burial was in the church cemetery.
Betty was born March 5, 1925, at home in rural Blumenfeld, a daughter of Ludwig and Christine (Keller) Heintz. She was raised on the family farm near Orrin, and received her education in a rural school near her home. She married Casmer Volk on Nov. 6, 1944, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Blumenfeld. The couple made their home on the Volk family homestead southwest of Rugby, where they farmed and ranched. In 1968, they moved into Rugby and purchased the A&W Drive-In, which she managed until the late 1970’s. After selling the drive-in, she worked at various jobs, including the Good Samaritan Hospital, Haaland Home, several restaurants, and one of the local grocery stores.
She was a member of Little Flower Catholic Church, Catholic Daughters of America – Rugby Court, Confraternity of Christian Mothers, and the Rugby Eagles Auxiliary.
She is survived by her husband; sons, Duaine of Ellensburg, Wash., Ronald of Orion, Ill., Byron and Mark, both of Fargo, and Joe of Harvey; daughters, Sharon Burckhard of West Fargo, Sheila Heilman of Gardner, and Gloria Frost of Valley City; 24 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; sisters, Rose Martin of Drake and Theresa Streifel of Great Falls, Mont.; brothers, Tony, Martin, and Christ, all of Rugby; and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Joe and John; and one sister, Margie Bennett.
Fr. Tom Graner officiated. Music was provided by Kathy Voeller and Donna Alyea, vocalists, and Laurie Volk, organist.
Casketbearers were Duaine, Ronald, Byron, Mark, and Joe Volk, and Bruce Heilman.
Arrangements by Anderson Funeral Home, Rugby.
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