|Birth: ||Jun. 30, 1953|
|Death: ||Sep. 12, 2010|
Kenneth Gene Volkman, 57, returned home to be with his beloved daughter, Kaylee, on September 12, 2010. He died from injuries sustained from a fall at his home.
Ken was born June 30, 1953 in Lexington, Nebraska, to Gene and Betty Wolfe Volkman. He married Beverly Denton on June 30, 1981, later solemnized in the Logan LDS Temple on April 17, 2004.
Ken is survived by his wife, Beverly; sons, Chase (Dawn Cooper), Trevor (Leilani Daines) and Zachary; a brother, David (Kathy); sisters Jeanette Wolf and Darla (Lamont) Schlake; parents-in-law, Leon and Marion Denton; sisters- and brothers-in-law, Audrie (Gordon) Goldsberry, Donna (Chris) Conner, Steven (Cathy) Denton, Helen (Jeff) Jeppsen and Gary (Roxie) Denton; and many other cousins, nieces, and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Kaylee Ann, his father, Gene, and a brother-in-law, Kenneth Wolf.
Ken was raised on a farm and at a tender age learned the value of hard work and has maintained that work ethic throughout his life.
Ken proudly served his country in the Utah Army National Guard Special Forces unit as a Green Beret and retired as a major after 20 years of service.
For the past 10 years he has enjoyed running his own business as a landscape architect. Ken enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting with his family. Ken loved people and would drop everything at a moment's notice to help anyone in need. He was deeply devoted to his family and his faith.
Though the loss of his precious "Anner" (Kaylee) left an indelible wound in his heart, he never lost his sense of humor. He had a genuine gift of gab and always got the last word, which was his way of letting you know you were a friend for life. Ken will never be far away, because his resounding voice and gentle laughter will linger in our minds and in our hearts forever.
Memorial services will be held Monday, September 20, at the Smithfield North Stake Center at noon and will be under the direction of Nelson Funeral Home. Friends may call on Sunday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Nelson Funeral Home in Smithfield (88 South Main Street) and at the Smithfield Stake Center on Monday from 10:30-11:30 am prior to services. Interment will be in the Smithfield City Cemetery with military honors.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.nelsonfuneralhome.com
Gene Kenneth Volkman (1924 - 2009)
Smithfield City Cemetery
Created by: Barb
Record added: Sep 15, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 58714845
Penny G. Douglass
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