Michael Volk


April 23, 1945 - May 5, 2017


Michael W. Volk, 72, of Sioux Falls, died Friday, May 05, 2017 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Sioux Falls.  Funeral services will be Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 10:30AM at Holy Family Catholic Church in Mitchell. Burial will be at Servicemen’s Memorial Cemetery in Mitchell. Visitation will be from 6-8PM Monday at the Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell.

Michael Wilbert Volk was born April 23, 1945, at Mitchell to Erwin and Joan (Neises) Volk at Mitchell. He graduated from Notre Dame High School in Mitchell in 1963 and was a graduate of Black Hills State University in Spearfish with a degree in Social work. He served in the US Army in Nha Trang, Vietnam and Korea. He had a variety of careers from Publisher of Shopping Guides in California to being a chef in Deadwood. His career ended with working with developmentally disabled adults in the Black Hills. He loved Elvis, the steel ball of a pinball machine, pinochle, fishing, hunting, golfing and bowling. He enjoyed life and lived it to its fullest. He was loyal to his family and helped anyone in need. He was convinced that 75% of most broken items could easily be fixed with duct tape.

He is survived by three children: Deb (Marc) Welch of Brandon; Heidi (Scott) Wevik of Tea; Michael Volk Jr. of Sioux Falls; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; four brothers: Curtis Volk, Boise, ID; Craig Volk, Denver. CO; David Volk, Sioux Falls; and Kevin Volk of Hurley, SD; He was preceded in death by his parents.


Monday, May 8, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, SD 57301


Tuesday, May 9, 2017
10:30 AM
Holy Family Catholic Church
222 N Kimball St
Mitchell, SD 57301


Servicemen's Memorial Cemetery
Mitchell, SD

Posted by Ruby And Jerry Douglas on May 11, 2017
Condolences to the Volk family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you as you go through this difficult time.
Posted by Rick Agnitsch on May 9, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with at the loss of Mickey. May God bless you all during this time of sorrow.
Posted by Roxanne Volk on May 8, 2017
One of my favorite memories, occurred in 1997. I took Joan, my mother Carmen, daughter Carly on a road trip to the Black Hills, to visit Mickey, at his cabin. He was such a great host, and we enjoyed every minute. May you rest in peace.
Posted by MARY & RICHARD GOUDY on May 8, 2017
Posted by Curtis on May 7, 2017
I was the youngest of five brothers and Mickey was the oldest. He was my favorite. We shared many things together we bowled on the same team. We took each other golfing on our birthdays, but most of all we played pinball. He was that Pinball Wizard and I was his apprentice. I was in Sioux Falls in March to bury my wife's father. Unfortunately my brother Kevin didn't let me know that Mickey was at the VA so I was unable to say my last goodbyes to my dying brother. Goodbye Mike, I always loved you.
Posted by Pat Helgeland on May 7, 2017
My sympathies to the Volk family. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Marilyn gunnare on May 6, 2017
I am sorry for your loss. I remember working at the hospital, and getting one of your parents ready to go for a ride in a stretch limo. I think it was Joan.
Posted by Marian "Sue" Moneke, McNeary on May 6, 2017
So sorry to hear of Micks passing, Have many fond memories of his great sense of humor. He was also a great dance partner and we won twist contests at Ruskin Park. The world has lost a great one!
Posted by Rodger Ellingson on May 6, 2017
Thinking of you during this time. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace Mikey.
Posted by Vikki Boehnen Lansing on May 6, 2017
I remember Mickey's smile and easy laugh. He loved entertaining everyone with stories and making all laugh! He was a caring and dedicated family man who had his struggles in life but was always positive.
Prayers to David, Kevin, Curt and Craig and the entire Volk family.
May Mickey'finally Rest In Peace.
Posted by Martin Appelt on May 6, 2017
Condolences to the Volk family. Thinking of you at this time of loss.
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