Wil Volkstadt

[27 NOV 1932 - L2 - 20324 - 4 JUL 2007]

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Dorothy and Bud Goldstein - Kip Volkstadt
[DC Party - DEC 2008]



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Kip Volkstadt and Dave McNerney
[DC Party - DEC 2008]



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Nancy and Jim Cutchin - Dave McNerney -
Kip Volkstadt [DC Party - DEC 2007]



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Rear: Marcia Cathey - Goldstein - ? - Kip Volkstadt - Middle: Ed Anderson - Ludwig - Wargowsky - Vitori - Hornbarger - Sandy Wargowsky - Patty Page - Front: Connie Franklin - Donna Ludwig - Betsy Anderson - Starla Vitori - Mary Ann Miller - Greta Masson [DC Party - DEC 2007]



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Rear: Wargowsky - Kip Volkstadt - Vitori - Hornbarger - Sandy Wargowsky - Patty Page - Al and Dot Spaulding - Front: Betsy Anderson - Starla Vitori - Mary Ann Miller - Greta Masson - Mary Carolyn Gay [DC Party - DEC 2007]



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Newton - Kip Volkstadt - Jim and
Ann Eddins - Pat Strati [1989]



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Wil Volkstadt and Bob Carpenter
[1989]



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L-2 Firsties - 1st Row: Goldstein - Hardy - Schlotter - Faurer - Cutchin - Landers - 2nd Row: Mayson - Darrah - Volkstadt - Barker - 3rd Row: Herren - Karnes - Doerr - Smetana - 4th Row: McNerney - Maus - Spellman - Schepps - Sydenham (CO)



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Wilfred George Volkstadt

Wilfred George Volkstadt was born on 27November 1932 in Lockport, New York. He was appointed to West Point from the 42nd Congressional District of New York and entered on 3 July 1951. He was in Company L2,was on the track team, and was a CadetSergeant andCompanySupply Sergeanthis first class year. He graduated on 7 June 1955 and was commissioned in the US Air Force.



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Wilfred George Volkstadt

A visitation for Wil (Bill) Volkstadt was held at the Mullins and Thompson Funeral Home in Stafford, Virginia from 7 to 9 pm on Tuesday evening 10 JUL 07. During the visitation period a Masonic Funeral Service was conducted by members of Bill's Masonic Order. Class of '55 representatives were Matt & Betty Schepps, Jim Ryan and Jim & Nancy Cutchin.

On Wednesday morning 11 JUL at 10:30 am a Memorial Service of Hope and Consolation was held at Summit Presbyterian Church in Stafford. A recording that was made after his death by Bill's widow, Kip, singing The Lord's Prayer was played. A memorial from Kip that appeared in the program is reproduced immediately below.

"Bill was a gentle soul...as one of his classmates recently remarked, "He was the strong, silent, type.

He lived his faith and and shared it with others through his love. He found beauty in everyone and everything around him.

Honor, duty and country were words to live by and not just a motto. When you met him, that's who he would be, a man of honor...always the same.

Bill was the genuine article; with a quick mind, a twinkle in his eyes and a wonderful, dry sense of humor.

He will be sorely missed.

Farewell my love."

Several of his grandchildren, his son-in-law, and several friends of Bill shared tributes and their memories of him. Bud & Dorothy Goldstein and Jim & Nancy Cutchin represented the Class. Jim, at the request of Kip, served as a pall bearer.

A short burial service was held at Quantico National Cemetery following the church service. An Air Force honor guard provided full military honors. Bud & Dorohy Goldstein, Carl McNair and Jim & Nancy Cutchin represented the Class.


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Wilfred George Volkstadt

Retired U.S. Air Force Lt.Col. Wilfred G. Volkstadt, 74, of Stafford County, passed away at his home on Wednesday, July 4, 2007.

"Bill" Volkstadt was a member of the Class of 1955, United States Military Academy. After his retirement, he worked for DCS Corp. and also became very involved in his community.

He was past master of John A. LeJeune Lodge 350 A.F. & A.M. in Quantico and a member of the York Rite Bodies in Fredericksburg, and served as High Priest. He also was a Knight Templar of the Commandry, Worthy Patron of Calvin A. Lloyd 81, Order of the Eastern Star in Quantico, Past Royal Patron of Destiny Court 14, Order of the Amaranth in Manassas, and a member of the Legion of Honor Acca Shrine Center of Richmond, Sojourners and Heroes of '76, as well as a member of Summit Presbyterian Church.

Mr. Volkstadt is survived by his wife, Sylvia "Kip" Volkstadt; his two daughters and sons-in-law, Debra L. and W. Kurt Shellhammer of Germany and Patricia L. and Kevin W. Young of Fredericksburg; and his five grandchildren, Lindsey N. Shellhammer, Patrick M. Young, Nathan Shellhammer, Joseph K. Young and Matthew R. Young.

A funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 11, at Summit Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Steve Dyer officiating. Burial will follow in Quantico National Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m., with fraternal rites starting at 8 p.m., on Tuesday, July 10, at Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Stafford Chapel.

The family requests that contributions be made in memory of Bill Volkstadt to the Amaranth Diabetes Foundation, c/o Destiny Court, 8904 Anita Court, Manassas, Va. 20110.

The Free Lance-Star
Fredericksburg, VA
Saturday, July 7, 2007


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