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Leona Volk

Oct 2, 2021

Feb. 21, 1941-Sept. 20, 2021

Leona Volk, 80, of Har-

vey died Monday Sep-

tember 20, 2021 at her

daughters home in

Horace, ND.

Funeral services will be

held at the St. Cecilia

Catholic Church of Har-

vey on Saturday Sep-

tember 25, 2021 at 10:30


Visitation will be held

at the St. Cecilia Catholic

Church of Harvey on Fri-

day September 24 from

4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Prayer services will be

at St. Cecilia Catholic

Church on Friday at 7:00


Burial will be in the St.

Cecilia Catholic Cemetery

of Harvey.

Leona Volk, age 80, of

Martin, ND, passed away

peacefully on September

20, 2021. Leona was born

on February 21, 1941, in

Minot, ND, to Clemence

and Margaret (Bartsch)

Schatz. She grew up on a

farm in the Bergen area

where she attended coun-

try school. Later they

moved to Balfour, ND

where she attended

school. She started her

first job at Weidler’s Cafe

where she witnessed how

good food not only

brought joy and satisfac-

tion but also brought peo-

ple together. On Sep-

tember 7, 1959, Leona

married the love of her

life, Emanuel Volk in Bal-

four, ND. They moved to

Drake, ND, where she

worked as a telephone

operator. For a short time

they moved to Harvey,

ND, and in 1970 they pur-

chased their current farm-

stead near Martin, ND.

Leona and Emanuel

served as Ma and Pa for

numerous SEARCH for

Christian Maturity re-

treats; thus, informally

adopting numerous other

children, especially close

are Jesse and Anita Zapa-

ta, Donna, TX. Love for

their German heritage

gave the children an idea

to send them on a dream

trip to Germany, Austria,

and France for their 40th

anniversary. Besides mak-

ing beautiful music and

reciting many prayers

with Emanuel, parenting

and grandparenting were

her joy, and all the

grandchildren and great

grandchildren knew she

liked to joke a lot. Anoth-

er joy of hers was baking,

and she was known to

have the best “buns” in

town! Leona was a

member of St. Cecilia

Catholic Church in Har-

vey, where she was a

member of Catholic

Daughters of America and

had also recently joined

the widows’ group which

she enjoyed going to. She

was also a member of the

Harvey Eagles. Leona,

throughout the years, had

various jobs to help sup-

port the family, such as

waitress, clerk, bus driver,

CCD coordinator, and

cook. In retirement she

enjoyed putting jigsaw

puzzles together, as well

as more fervently praying.

She is survived by her

nine children, David

(Mary) Volk, Moorhead,

MN; Debora (Paul) Lies,

Bismarck, ND; Duane

(LeeAnn) Volk, Coffey,

MO; Jacinta (Nick)

Schmaltz, Rugby, ND;

Margaret (Darin) Keller,

Horace, ND; Sandra (Rick)

Keller, Casselton, ND;

Kevin (Kristi) Volk, West

Fargo, ND; Keith (Melissa)

Volk, Tacoma, WA; Justin

Volk, San Francisco, CA;

27 grandchildren and 38

great grandchildren; sis-

ters Bernadine Schiele,

Mohall, ND; Luella (Al-

bert) Vetter, Martin, ND;

Linda (Curtis) Joern, Har-

vey, ND; sisters-in-law

Tillie Reinowski, Harvey,

ND; Agnes Volk,

Bismarck, ND; as well as

many nieces, nephews,

and cousins.

She is preceded in

death by her husband,

Emanuel Volk, her

parents, Clemence and

Margaret Schatz, brother

and sister-in-law Edmund

and Rose Schatz,

brother-in-law Jerome

Schiele, sister and

brother-in-law Florence

and Carl Zeigler,

mother-in-law and

father-in law, Joseph G.

and Magdalen Volk,

brother-in-law David

Volk, sister-in-law and

brother-in-law Lorraine

and Clinton Dye,

brother-in-law Lawrence

Reinowski, grandchildren

Theodore Volk and Cor-

bin Volk and great

grandchildren Elise Volk

and Carson Reid. Share

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