|Birth: ||Jul. 10, 1932|
|Death: ||Jan. 5, 2009|
Robert L. "Bob" Volkmer was the son of Paul J. and Frances Victoria (Schwering) Volkmer. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps (1951-54) and was awarded a Purple Heart for action in the Korean War. He earned his B.A. in 1958 from the University of Missouri. He married Janda Boulette in 1963; they moved to Leavenworth, Kansas, and from there to Steilacoom, Washington, in 1968. He retired from the Federal Prison System as a case manager in 1986. Known as the guy to make you laugh and always give a willing hand, he enjoyed tutoring students at Pioneer Middle School and working on museum events, including many weekends (1970s) restoring the Bair Drug and Hardware when it was converted to a museum.
He was survived by his wife; by two sons; by brothers Paul Volkmer and Harold Volkmer, by brother-in-law Dave Heisinger; by two grandchildren; and by numerous nieces, nephews, and in-laws. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Richard Volkmer, and his sister, Sue Ann Heisinger.
Paul Joseph Volkmer (1898 - 1963)
Frances Victoria Schwering Volkmer (1900 - 1968)
New Tacoma Cemetery
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