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Frank Volk

Dec 5, 2020

Apr. 11, 1930 – Nov. 28, 2020

Frank Volk, 90, of Rug-

by, passed into the loving

arms of the Lord on Satur-

day, November 28, 2020,

at the Heart of America

Care Center. Frank was

born on April 11, 1930 to

Thomas and Elizabeth

(Jezenwisch) Volk in

Karlsruhe, North Dakota.

Frank was raised on a rur-

al farm in Karlsruhe and

attended country

school. Following his

education, he helped on

the family farm until 1950

when he moved to Rugby

and was employed by the

Rugby Creamery from

1950 until 1959. He was

united in marriage to his

one true love, Kathryn

(Lesmeister) on October

14, 1952 and together they

raised 10 children. In July

1959, Frank purchased

the Rugby Sanitation Ser-

vice from his

brother-in-law and sister

Robert and

Margaret Fosser

and named it Frank’s

Sanitation Service. In

September 1973, he sold

the business and pur-

chased the Center Motel

in December of 1973

where he operated the

motel until December

1988. He then worked

as the manager for the

Eastside Apartments from

1989 to 1995 when he re-


Frank became a

member of the Knights of

Columbus in 1956 to

which he

held various titles and

was Grand Knight in

1975. He was also a

member of the John F.

Kennedy #0786 Assembly

of the 4th Degree Knights

of Columbus where he

was a Faithful Navigator

for one term and was

awarded the Knight of the

Year Award in 1978-1979.

Frank was an assistant

scouts master for Troop

546 Boy Scouts of Ameri-

ca that was sponsored by

the Knights of

Columbus. Frank was a

member of the Little

Flower Church and served

on the JustIthe Council

for approximately 15

years and was a past

president of the Little

Flower School PTO. He

was a charter member of

the Fraternal Order of the

Eagles and the Knights of

Columbus Council 4136

of Rugby. Frank was also

a longtime and dedicated

volunteer for the Rugby

Hospital where he re-

ceived the Volunteer of

the Year Award and

delivered meals on wheels

for several years. He was

an active member of the

Senior Citizens Center

and served as treasurer.

Frank was a delegate for

the Silver Hair Assembly,

and a board member for

the Souris Basin Tran-

sportation for Pierce

County. He entered the

Heart of America Care

Center in Rugby on No-

vember 2, 2018 until the

time of his death.

Frank lived a full life

dedicated to his faith in

God, family and a strong

work ethic. He made

sure that those attributes

were firmly instilled into

his children and

grandchildren. Frank so

deeply loved and tireless-

ly provided for his wife

and 10 children. Even

though he had a full

house, Frank was con-

sidered to be a second fa-

ther to so many. Frank

thoroughly enjoyed golf-

ing, fishing, playing cards

and camping where he

spent many nights just en-

joying the campfire.

He loved spending as

much time as possible

with his children and

grandchildren and loved

more than anything to at-

tend his grandchildren’s

sporting events where he

was their biggest support-

er and score keeper.

Frank and Kathryn started

a family reunion tradition

which began in Estes

Park, Colorado in 1994

and the tradition contin-

ues today through his

children and grandchil-


Frank is survived by

his wife of 68 years,

six (6) sons, Harry (Cyn-

dy) Volk and Rodney

(Kim) of Kalama, WA;

Timothy (Miriam) Volk of

Plano, TX; Myron Volk of

Jamestown, ND; Roger

Volk of Rugby, ND; Frank,

Jr. (Kelly) Volk, South

Weber, UT; four (4)

daughters, Deborah

(Glenn) Flyer of Phoenix,

AZ; Renae (Perry)

Schmidt of Roseville, CA;

Sheryl (Kevin) Mears of

Horace, ND; and Sherry

(Robert) Halvorson of

Rugby, ND. Frank has 27

grandchildren, 34 great

grandchildren, and 1

great, great grandchild.

Even though Frank’s

passing leaves a deep hole

in his family’s hearts, the

joy of knowing Frank is

walking and talking with

our Lord, gives them all

great comfort and

peace. Frank is preced-

ed in death by his

parents, seven (7) broth-

ers, Joe, John, Anton,

Steve, Frank, Nick, and

Thomas; four (4) sisters,

Margaret Fosser, Betty

Koble, Veronica Marquart

and Lena Voeller along

with several brothers and

sisters-in-law, nieces and

nephews and a great

grandson, Ethan Martin.

“Peace I leave with you,

my peace I give to you;

not as the world gives do I

give to you. Let not your

Heart be troubled, neither

let it be afraid.” John


Special thanks to the

Heart of America Care

Center staff for their lov-

ing care and support of


Mass of Christian buri-

al will be held at 2:00 pm

on Wednesday, December

9th at the Little Flower

Church with burial in the

church cemetery. Father

Franklin Miller, Cele-


Visitation will

be Tuesday, December

8th from 5:00 to

7:00 pm with a rosary

and prayer service at 7:00

pm at the Anderson Fun-

eral Home in Rugby. Visi-

tation will continue on

Wednesday from 9:00 am

to 12:00 noon at the fun-

eral home.

Organist: Glenda Mack

Vocal Leader: Robert


Due to Covid-19 restric-

tions, please follow the

guidelines of mandatory

facial coverings, social

distancing, hand hygiene

and staying home if not


Arrangements with the

Anderson Funeral Home

of Rugby. Online registry:



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