Roger E. Vollert, 73, of Steeleville, IIL, formerly of New Athens, IL, born August 3, 1948, in Belleville, IL, passed away on Monday February 21, 2022, at SIH Memorial Hospital in Carbondale, IL. Mr. Vollert was grinder at Hubbell Wiegmann in Freeburg, IL and a U.S. Army veteran. He was also a member of the American Legion in Bloomington, IL.
Mr. Vollert was preceded in death by his parents – Albert and Mary (Winkelmann) Vollert and by a son – Richard Vollert, who died in infancy and a brother-in-law – Ivan Brandenburger
Roger is survived by his loving wife, the former Joyce M. Fisher, whom he married on July 23, 1971, at St. John United Church of Christ in New Athens, IL, one son – Roger James (fiancé Shelly Kagels) Vollert of Danville, IL, one daughter – Tammy (Billy) Powers of Smithton, IL, one sister – Glenda Brandenberger of Belleville, IL, one granddaughter – Payton Powers, one grandson – Bryce Powers, one nephew – Ivan Dean (Melody) Brandenburger, Jr. of Belleville, IL and by nieces and nephews.
Memorials in Roger’s honor may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project.
In keeping with Roger’s wishes, cremation is to take place.
Services: a celebration of Roger’s life is being planned.
Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL is in charge of arrangements.