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Carol Joyce Volkmer

Carol Joyce Volkmer


Carol Joyce Volkmer, 91, of Sparta, IL; born on March 30, 1931 in St. Louis, MO the daughter of Elvin and Opal (McDill) Washburn; passed away on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at Sparta Community Hospital in Sparta, IL.

Carol was a life member of the First United Methodist Church in Sparta.  She also worked as a Secretary for Illinois Power until she retired after working for over 20 years.  Carol didn’t stop there because she loved to stay busy, so she worked several different jobs.

She is survived by a sister-in-law – Lottie Pierce and several nieces & nephews

Carol was preceded in death by her husband – Alfred Volkmer; parents; step father – Fred Lau; brothers-in-law – James Pierce and Russell Gieselmann; sister-in-law – Mary Gieselmann.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at

Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Sparta, IL.

The visitation for Mrs. Volkmer will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2022 at the First United Methodist Church in Sparta, IL from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.  Funeral services will begin at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Randy McGeehon officiating.  Interment will take place at Caledonia Cemetery in Sparta, IL.

Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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