Darryle E. Volker, 73 of Floodwood, MN, passed away on May 9 th ,
2022, in Duluth, MN at the Solvay Hospice House. He was born in Grand
Rapids, MN on July 20, 1948, to Arend and Barbara (Peck) Volker. Darryle
grew up in Goodland, MN on a small farm with his large family. He
attended Nashwauk-Keewatin High School and went on to attend trade
school for welding. Darryle served his country during the Vietnam War in
the US Army as military police. For many years, Darryle was a heavy
equipment operator and did road maintenance all over Saint Louis County.
He married Tracy (Hutchinson) Volker in 2002 and together they moved to
Floodwood where they had their home in the country. Darryle was through
and through a nature guy and had always been an avid outdoorsman. He
loved to trap game and of course hunt and fish. He was passionate about
being a sportsman and taught gun safety for many years. Always a
Minnesota sports fan, he loved the Twins. Above all, Darryle was a family
guy and adored his grandchildren, never missing a sporting event or game.
He was a happy go lucky guy who never complained one bit. Darryle was
always meeting new people and wanted to hear their stories and know where
they were from. You couldn’t take him anywhere without running in to
someone he knew.
Darryle is survived by his wife; Tracy Volker, children; Tracie
(James) Cesar, Chad (Holly) Volker and Mathew (Jessica) Karasek, siblings;
Jerry (Sharon) Volker, Loren Volker, Kenny (Merri Jo) Volker, Virginia
Duncan, Liz (Bruce) Field, Randy (Teresa) Volker, Merlin (Karen) Volker
and Jeff (Peggy) Volker, grandkids; Matthew, Zachary, Alyssa, Sam, Steph,
Elijha, Jonah, Miah and Noah, great grandchildren; Remi and Rylee with one
on the way, baby Aubree and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and
friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, granddaughter; Jenna Volker
and an infant brother.
A graveside service will be held at 12PM on Friday, May 27, 2022 at the
Maple Grove Cemetery in Goodland. Military honors will be presented at
the cemetery at 12:15PM.
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