Louis Allen Volk
Apr. 20, 1963 – Feb. 17, 2018
Mass of the Christian Burial was celebrated for Louis Allen Volk, age 54 of Bottineau, on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 11:00 am at the St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Bot-
tineau. The celebrant was the Reverend Father Michael Hickin. Cheryl Guss was the pianist and the congregation sang selected hymns.
He was the youngest of nine children born to Peter and Ludvina (Bickler) Volk. He attended school in Drake N.D and graduated in 1981. He studied Electrical and
Mechanical Engineering at the State School of Science in Wahpeton and obtained degrees in both. He then moved to Minneapolis to obtain work in the Heating and Air Conditioning business. He developed an interest in scuba-diving and moved to Houston, TX to attend commercial diving school, Upon completion of the instruction, he worked as a deep-sea welder for about a year. He worked briefly in Ohio testing drilling pipe before returning to Minneapolis. He lived and worked in the Cities as a journeyman pipefitter until the commercial construction work mostly ended during the financial crisis of 2008-2009. He bought a partnership in T & J
Plumbing in Bottineau on July 1, 2010. He has resided in Bottineau since.
Louis had many interests and enjoyed fishing at Lake Metigoshe. He always had a big garden and canned or preserved much of his own food. He was a big NASCAR and drag racing fan and attended races when time allowed. He recently purchased a hobby farm near Gardena, ND and spent many hours getting things back to working order so he could someday retire there.
Louis passed away on Saturday, February 17,2018 at his home in Bottineau.
Louis is survived by brothers Gabe (Barb) in Mandan, Wayne (Lois) in Bismarck, Ron (Karen) in Harvey, Dan (Rosann) in Rugby and sister Jeanette Asleson (Myron) in Devils Lake; many nieces and nephews.
Louis was preceded in death by his parents, brother Charles, sister Barbara Nelson and infant sister Ottilia.
Arrangements were with Nero Funeral Home in Bottineau. Friends may sign the online register book at www.nerofuneralhome.net.
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